How to Apply

Artists interested in becoming a part of the Kala community through the Artist-In-Residence program can apply online at Artists may apply for 1-, 2-, or 3-month residencies, and must specify the desired residency length in the application. Please review our contracts rates to determine what option works best for you. 6-month residencies are available to continuing and returning Artists-in-Residence who have completed a 3 month residency.

Applications are reviewed three times per year: March 15, July 15, and October 15. Applications are reviewed by Kala’s Artist Residency Manager and in consultation with Kala’s print studio and digital art lab managers. We are looking for existing technical knowledge and the ability to work independently on Kala’s specialized equipment along with artistic and conceptual strength. Applicants will find out if they have been accepted approximately two to three weeks after the application deadline. Kala’s Studio 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.

Annual Application deadlines:
March 15 (for residencies starting in May, June, July, August, September, or October)
July 15 (for residencies starting in September, October, November, December, or January)

COVID 2021 UPDATE: We have cancelled our March 15th and July 15th AIR application in order to protect our staff and community. We hope to be able to lift this cancellation once everyone is able to access the studio safely. Please sign up for our newsletter, follow us on Instagram, and Facebook for other updates along the way. Stay Safe and we can’t wait to host you!

October 15 (for residencies starting in December, January, February, March, or April)

A Full Application Includes:
-Completed application questions
-Artist resumé or CV
-Work samples, up to 10 images and/or 5 minutes of video

Apply online at
Please note: hardcopy or email submissions are not accepted.
For more information, e-mail