2024-2025 Fellowship

Associated Residency Program

Artists interested in the Fellowship Program can apply online at kala.slideroom.com  – 2024-2025 Fellowship deadline is March 15th (9:00 pm PT) – apply here! 

The Kala Art Institute Fellowship is an artist residency for local, national, and international artists. Artists producing innovative work in and across mediums including printmaking, photography, digital media, social practice, film and video, sound, animation, performance cinema, media art installation, and book arts are encouraged to apply. Each year Kala provides fellowships to six artists from a variety of disciplines based on conceptual creativity, originality, and artistic excellence.

The 2024-2025 Fellowship competition is chaired by Kala’s Artist Residency Manager Leyla Rzayeva. This year the submissions will be juried by Kala’s Co-Director Mayumi Hamanaka, Fellowship alum Weston Teruya, and Anthony Graham, Senior Curator at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA).

In 2024, Kala will award six artists a $3,000 stipend, unlimited access to Kala’s facilities for one to nine months, one Kala class, and a culminating show in the Kala Gallery. The Fellowship is geared towards supporting artists in completing specific projects or bodies of work that would benefit from Kala’s specialized equipment in printmaking and digital media. In partnership with the Sustainable Arts Foundation, we also support parent artists through one of our six fellowships designated for a parent artist (with a child under 18 at home).

Special Programs: We will also offer two Parent AIR Program residencies (please see more info about the Parent AIR Program on our website). If you check the box under Question 13 in the fellowship application, you will be considered first for the Fellowship; if you do not receive the Fellowship, you will also be considered for the Parent AIR program residency. Parent AIR Program offers Bay Area artists an individual residency plan with up to $1000 worth of services that cover a Kala residency, classes, Camp Kala, or other onsite youth art programs for their children, or consulting with Kala staff about professional development opportunities.

Feel free to contact Leyla Rzayeva, Artist Residency Manager, at leyla@kala.org with related questions to the Fellowship Program.

The deadline to apply is March 15th, 2024 at 9:00 PM, PDT.

Deadline
Residency Length
1 month - 9 months
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
6
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Discipline
Animation
Art Education
Art History
Book Arts
Computing
Dance
Digital Media
Drawing
Electronic Arts
Environmental Arts
Film
Graphic Design
Illustration
Installation Arts
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Moving Image
Music
Painting
Paper Arts
Performance Art
Photography
Printmaking
Public Art
Social Practice
Sound Art
Storytelling
Virtual Reality
Visual Arts
Companions
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Residents granted leave during residency
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Donate a work of art
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
Other
Accessible Housing
ADA Compliant
Meals Provided
No meals are provided
Studios/Special Equipment
Shared Studios
Dedicated Studio/Shop Technicians - Full Time
Exhibition / Installation Space
Performance/Presentation Facilities
Darkroom (Black And White)
Darkroom (Color)
Large Format Printer / Plotter
Large Format Scanner
Film Scanner
Printers + Scanner
Photo + Video Editing Suite
Printmaking Workspaces
Book Arts Facilities
Etching Press
Glass Inking Table
Drying Racks
Aquatint Box
Hot Plates
Metal Plate Shear
Paper Soaking Sinks
Paper Tearing Table
Acid Room
Silkscreen Studio
Lithography Studio
Light Tables
Large Sinks
Large Exposure Unit
Washout Room
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Inaccessible
Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Additional Eligibility Information

Artists producing innovative work in and across mediums including printmaking, photography, digital media, social practice, media installation, and book arts are encouraged to apply. Each year Kala conducts an international competition that awards Fellowships to six artists from a variety of disciplines based on conceptual creativity, originality, and artistic excellence.

Special Programs: We will also offer two Parent AIR Program residencies (please see more info about the Parent AIR Program on our website). If you check the box under Question 13 in the fellowship application, you will be considered first for the Fellowship; if you do not receive the Fellowship, you will also be considered for the Parent AIR program residency. Parent AIR Program offers Bay Area artists an individual residency plan with up to $1000 worth of services that cover a Kala residency, classes, Camp Kala, or other onsite youth art programs for their children, or consulting with Kala staff about professional development opportunities.

Kala Print Studio is located at the top of three flights of stairs. Please reach out to Leyla Rzayeva at leyla@kala.org so we can share more about accessibility for you (and your service animal) safely and efficiently.

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
6
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
250
Artist Stipend
3000
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Fee
20
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application