About the Kala Institute
For over 30 years, Kala Art Institute has annual awarded artists time, space, and financial support for their work through the Kala Fellowship award. The Kala Fellowship award is an international competition open to artists from the U.S. and around the world. Artists producing innovative work in all mediums including printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts are encouraged to apply. Fellowship Awards are given based on conceptual creativity, originality, and artistic excellence as well as technical knowledge.
In 2016, Kala will award eight artists a $3,000 stipend, unlimited access to Kala’s facilities for up to six months, one Kala class, and a culminating show in the Kala Gallery. The award 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.
Kala Institute Fellowship Program Period
The 2016-2017 Fellowship residency period is October 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017. Artists must be able to schedule a 1 to 6 month residency during that time. The group exhibition is currently scheduled for July through September 2017.
The 2016 Fellowship competition will be juried by Kala's Directors and a panel that includes one Fellowship alumni artist and one invited bay area arts professional.
A Full Application Includes:
- Completed Application Form
- Statement of Interest in working at Kala Art Institute and how a Fellowship Award will affect a specific future project and/or how it will impact your overall practice.
- Artist CV
- Documentation of recent work (see specifications on the online application for guidelines according to discipline)
- Two References
- $30 Application Fee
The application is now online at kala.slideroom.com.
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