kala art institute, artist residency program
call for entries


Kala Art Institute offers several call-for-entries opportunities throughout a year.

Civic Center Art Exhibition

Deadline: April 18, 2014

Open to artists living or working within the City of Berkeley

The Civic Center Art Exhibition is the City of Berkeley's opportunity to celebrate the richness of artistic production within its community. The annual exhibition is produced through a collaborative effort by Berkeley Art Center, Kala Art Institute, the Civic Arts Commission and Civic Arts Coordinator. The works of approximately 30 artists will be selected by a jury for exhibition in the Berkeley Martin Luther King Civic Center Building at 2180 Milvia Street. The work will be distributed throughout publicly accessible areas on six floors. Selected artworks will be displayed for approximately one year, through the middle of 2015.

All selected artists will receive a $150 honorarium, and purchase prizes of up to $3,000 will also be awarded.

FREE TO ENTER! Apply here.



The 2014-2015 Fellowship Award deadline is Friday April 4, 2014. Click here for the application guidelines.


he Kala AIR application is now online at kala.slideroom.com. Hardcopy and email submissions are no longer accepted. Applications are reviewed three times per year: March 15, July 15, and October 15. 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 completed a 3 month residency.

Application deadlines:
March 15
residencies starting in April, May, June, July, or August
July 15
residencies starting in August, September, October, November, or December
October 15
residencies starting in November, December, January, February, or March

Click here for the application guidelines.