Veterans Residency Program

Veterans Residency Program
Kala Veterans Residency Program provides four California Veteran artists with a four-month residency with 24/7 access to Kala’s technical facilities, along with the opportunity to produce work in collaboration with Kala programs. Veteran artists producing innovative work in all mediums including printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts are encouraged to apply.

Each Veteran Residency Award Includes:
Cash Award: $1,000
Studio Residency: Up to four months of studio residency at Kala Art Institute with 24/7 access to our communal studio spaces.
Kala Class: One class that will provide training in a chosen area of printmaking and/or digital media.
Community: Access to a community and network of approximately 75 artists working at Kala, participation in Kala events, and support of Kala staff.

Program Period
The 2019-2020 Veteran residency period is March 1, 2020 through October 31, 2020. Artists must be able to schedule a 1 to 4 month residency during that time.

A Full Application Includes:
-Completed Application Form, you can apply on Slideroom.
-Statement of Interest in working at Kala Art Institute and how a Veteran Residency Award will affect a specific future project and/or how it will impact your overall practice.
-Artist CV
-Documentation of recent work (see specifications on the online application for guidelines according to discipline)
-Two References
-$15 Application Fee

Stay tuned for next deadline to Apply for 2020-2021

Please note:
– This is a studio residency only; housing is not included.
– Students who will be enrolled in a degree granting program in the 2019-2020 academic year are not eligible for the award.

For questions about the online application guidelines, e-mail Artist Residency Manager, Meg Pohlod at

2019-2020 Award Recipients:
Rodney Ewing
Dayton Grant
Rob Hill
Sara Stacy

2018-2019 Award Recipients:
Fanny Garcia
James Hardy
Michael Mokuau
David “DC” Spensley

Honorary AIR Awardees:
Phil Jones

2017-2018 Award Recipients
Adam Allegro
Roger Ourthiague Jr.
Gregory Rick
Ehren Tool

Honorary AIR Awardees:
Stephen Funk
Fanny Garcia