Print Public Residency Program
Print Public – Municipal Artist-in-Residence Program
Kala, in partnership with Berkeley Civic Arts, welcomes the 2023-2024 cohort of the Print Public municipal artist-in-residence program.
This year the Print Public Municipal Artist-in-Residence supports two artists with concurrent 16-month artist residencies with Kala and with City of Berkeley’s Planning Department. Cheryl Derricotte is paired with Katie Van Dyke and the Pilot Climate Equity Action Fund and Marcel Pardo Ariza is paired with Robert Rivera and the San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan.
Print Public (March 1, 2023 – Aug 31, 2024) Award Includes:
Cash Award: $9,000 project stipend, and an additional $1,000 for materials
Studio Residency: Up to 16 months of studio residency at Kala Art Institute with 24/7 access to our communal studio spaces. An individual studio space may be also available depending on proposed projects and schedules.
Kala Class: One class or tutorial session that will provide training in a chosen area of printmaking and/or digital media.
Exhibition: Each artist selected is included in a culminating exhibition in 2024 (Dates TBD). Artists will also create concurrent public programming that is free and accessible to the Berkeley community.
Community: Access to a community and network of approximately 125+ artists working at Kala annually, participation in Kala events, and support of Kala staff.
Print Public Projects
2016-2017 Print Public
Drew Cameron – Rags Make Paper
Ramekon O’Arwisters – Crochet Jam
Mildred Howard – Home
Marksearch – Commons Archive
Kelly Ording and Jet Martinez – Ms. Tica
Jenifer K Wofford – Mettle Detection
To view the publication for the first iteration of Print Public and learn more about their projects, please look here.
To learn more about the origins of Print Public’s municipal artist residency program, read the KQED Article by Sarah Hotchkiss.