Think Tank


Artist Residency in the U.S.

Kala Art Institute

Berkeley, California
Mission Kala Art Institute’s mission is to help artists sustain their creative work over time through its Artist-in-Residence and Fellowship Programs, and to engage the community through exhibitions, public programs, and education.

Overview Artists working in various printmaking techniques, photo-processes, book arts and digital media including video production can apply to become an Artist-in-Residence. Residency applications are accepted online three times per year. Artists who apply for a residency should be familiar with at least one of the media offered at Kala. Considerations for acceptance are conceptual creativity and technical knowledge.

Application Requirements 
Application materials:
1) Completed application questions
2) Artist resumé or CV
3) Work samples, up to 10 images and/or 5 minutes of video
4) Apply online at
5) Please note: hardcopy or email submissions are not accepted. For more information, e-mail

Facilities and Grants 
Resident artists receive year-round 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.

Application Deadlines
1) March 15 (for residencies starting in April, May, June, July, or August)
2) July 15 (for residencies starting in August, September, October, November, or December)
3) October 15 (for residencies starting in November, December, January, February, or March)