Kala Art Institute Artist Residency, Berkeley, next deadline Jul 31
Artists working in various printmaking techniques, photo-processes, book arts and digital media including sound/video production can apply to become an Artist-in-Residence at Kala Art Institute. Residency applications are accepted four times per year. Artists who apply for residency should be familiar with at least one of the media offered at Kala. Considerations for acceptance are conceptual creativity and technical knowledge. Kala encourages use of both traditional and new technologies, and their admixture.
Resident artists receive 24-hour access to the printmaking workshop and/or electronic media center, individual storage space, possible exposure on Kala’s website and in other exhibitions at Kala or outside exhibition spaces, and participation in a vital, international artistic community. Artists also receive a 20% discount on classes and private tutoring offered by Kala.
Please note that this is a studio residency only; housing is not included. Artists are responsible for finding their own housing.
Applications are reviewed four times per year. Artists may apply for 1-, 2-, or 3-month residencies, and must specify the desired residency length in the application. (6-month residencies also exist, but are only available to continuing and returning Artists-in-Residence who have done the 3-month Evaluative Review.)
Application deadlines (materials received by):
- January 31: residencies starting in March, April, May, or June
- April 30: residencies starting in June, July, August, or September
- July 31: residencies starting in September, October, November, or December
- October 31: residencies starting in December, January, February, or March
Please submit the following by email or mail (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- application cover sheet (download here)
- resumé (include detailed information on your previous experience with the media you wish to use at Kala)
- work samples (CD/DVD); maximum 20 works or 10 minutes of video (if sending by email, under 10MB total)
- image list
- artist statement
Materials will not be returned.
For more information, e-mail Program Coordinator Carrie Hott at email@example.com.
IF YOU ARE ACCEPTED TO THE PROGRAM
You will find out if you have been accepted approximately three weeks after the application deadline. Artists who are accepted do an Initial Technical Review with the Studio and/or Electronic Media Center (EMC) Managers. The Managers sometimes require the artist to complete certain classes or technical tutorials before beginning the residency.
If this is the case, the artist is given a list of the classes/tutorials required. At this point the artist may accept or reject the offer of a residency.
If the offer is accepted, the artist completes the required conditions within a reasonable time frame (approximately 2 months), signs the residency contract, and pays a $100 security deposit and the first month’s fee. The Studio and EMC Managers give the artist studio/equipment orientations.
DURING THE RESIDENCY
Residents should feel free to bring up any concerns with any of the staff. If we can’t help with your concern, we will direct you to someone who can.
Kala Art Institute
2990 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
1060 Heinz Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94710
tel: 510-549-2977 (office)
tel: 510-540-0935 (emc)