Media Arts Residency Program
Media Arts Fellowship
Kala’s Media Arts Fellowship supports artists working on innovative projects in and across film and video, sound, animation, performance cinema, and media arts installation. This opportunity is open to local, national, and international artists. Media Arts Fellowships will be given based on conceptual creativity, originality and artistic excellence, and project-specific technical knowledge.
The 2023/24 Media Arts competition is chaired by Kala’s Artist Residency Manager Leyla Rzayeva. The jury is made up of Kala’s Artistic Director and Co-Director Mayumi Hamanaka; Diego Villalobos Assistant Curator, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts; and Media Fellowship alumni Esy Casey! In 2023, Kala will award 4 artists a $3,000 stipend, unlimited access to Kala’s facilities for up to 9 months, one free Kala Adult Class, and a culminating group exhibition with the 2023-2024 Fellowship and Media Arts Cohort in the Kala Gallery. The Media Arts Fellowship is geared towards supporting artists in completing specific projects or bodies of work that would benefit from Kala’s equipment and resources in the print studio, darkroom, digital lab, small project spaces, and gallery.
How to Apply
Follow this link to your application in SlideRoom. Below is an example of what will be included in the application process. Feel free to contact Leyla Rzayeva at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding this opportunity.
The 2022 Application Included:
-Completed Application Form, you can apply on Slideroom.
-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.
-Documentation of recent work: Provide 1-15 items. Allowed Media Types: Images (up to 5MB each), Video (up to 250MB each), Audio (up to 30MB each), PDFs (up to 10MB each), 3D Models, External media from YouTube, Vimeo, and SoundCloud
-$20 Application Fee
The 2023-2024 Media Arts Fellowship period is September 2023 through June 2024.
– For Bay Area artists, this award is a studio residency only with 24/7 access to Kala’s art-making facilities; For awarded artists outside of this area a month of housing at the Higby (Kala’s housing unit across the street from the studios) is included, scheduling for Kala’s housing unit is on a first come, first serve basis. Upon receipt of the award, artists will be notified and are encouraged to schedule housing soon after.
– Students who will be enrolled in a degree-granting program during the program period are not eligible for the award.
For questions about this program, e-mail email@example.com
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