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.

Our Mission


Founded in 1974 by Archana Horsting and Yuzo Nakano as an international workshop rooted in the local community and forum for ideas, Kala Art Institute provides exceptional facilities to professional artists working in and across all forms of printmaking, digital media, film, video, and sound, book arts, photography, and performance.

Our History


Dedicated Kala staff members work in the areas of program development, exhibition management, fund development, studio maintenance, technology, education, community engagement, and art sales.

Staff Directory

Board of Directors

The Kala Board of Directors meets on monthly basis. A number of the Board members are active arts professionals, local business leaders, and have strong ties to the art community.

2016 Board of Directors


Kala gratefully acknowledges support from the following foundations, agencies and corporations…

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Job / Internship Opportunities at Kala

Art Sales Manager Kala Art Institute, a non-profit arts organization in Berkeley, CA is looking for an Art Sales Manager to oversee day-to-day operations and management of Kala’s art sales program and to work as part of the gallery team on the auction, facility rentals, special events, art fairs, off-site curatorial and pop-up projects. We’re seeking someone who is detail-oriented with strong communication and marketing skills and the ability to connect with artists and buyers, prepare invoices, collect, and track payments, and promote art sales and Kala programming through social media, printed materials, and online marketing. This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits offered after 3 months: 36 hours a week. Full job description is here. Internship positions currently available at Kala are listed here.

Current Jobs & Internship