Media Arts Residency Program

2019-2020 Media Arts Residency Award

Kala Art Institute provides Media Arts Residency Awardees with a six-month residency with 24/7 access to Kala’s facilities, along with the opportunity to produce work in collaboration with Kala programs, a culminating exhibition in the Kala gallery, and in-house expertise for the duration of the residency. Artists working in and across video, sound, performance cinema, and installation will pilot this new program, a creative residency at Kala to create multi-media projects that culminate in Kala programming.

Awarded artists will have access to both Kala’s Digital Art Lab and Print Studio. Kala’s media center provides computer suites loaded with software for image, video, and sound editing, cameras, projectors, zoom sound recorders, high-quality scanners, and large-scale printers.

How to Apply
The 2019 application cycle for the Media Arts Residency Program is on  Slideroom. The application is included within our Fellowship application,  you are able to apply to both awards with one application fee. Deadline to apply is May 24th, 2019.

A Full Application Includes:
-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.
-Artist CV
-Documentation of recent work (see specifications on the online application for guidelines according to discipline)
-Two References
-$30 Application Fee

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 meghan@kala.org.

2018-2019 Media Arts Residency Awardees:
Kevin Brophy (Tampa, FL)
Veronica Graham (Alameda, CA)
Tess Martin (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Nicky Tavares (Alameda, CA)
Minoosh Zomorodinia (Albany, CA)

2017-2018 Media Arts Residency Awardees:
Zhiwan Cheung (Pittsburgh, PA)
Lydia Greer (Alameda, CA)
Sarah Klein and David Kwan (San Francisco, CA)
Christoph Steger (Oakland, CA)

Honorary AIR Awardees:
Shaghayegh Cyrous (Walnut Creek, CA)
Motoko Honda (Oakland, CA)
Wioleta Kaminska (San Francisco, CA)
Kate Rhoades (Oakland, CA)