Parent Artist Residency Program

Parent Artist Residency Program

We recognize that each artist-family has its own set of challenges when seeking a residency program. Families with multiple children of varying ages have different needs than families with older, more independent children. By offering a flexible residency experience in addition to our standard residency programs, we hope to create multiple entry points for artists to create artwork amidst the ever-evolving and diverse demands of family life. The Parent Artist Residency Program at Kala is generously supported by Sustainable Arts Foundation.

The Award

In 2016, Kala offered a fourth round of Parent Artist Residency Awards to eight recipients. Each parent artist awardee will create an individual residency plan with up to $1000 worth of services that cover the residency, classes, Camp Kala for their children, or consulting with Kala staff about professional development opportunities.

How to Apply
The 2017 application cycle for the Parent Artist Program is currently open. To apply, use either the Fellowship application (Deadline Extended: May 25th) or the Artist in Residence application (Deadline: July 15).

Both applications contain a section that asks if you have a child under the age of 18. Eligibility for the Parent Artist Residency Program is determined from this question. 2017-2018 Parent Artist Award residencies may start as early as August 2017.

2016 Award Recipients
In our fourth year, Kala was able to award eight residency packages to these outstanding artists with children:
Cynthia Ona Innis
Jenifer Kent
Vanessa Woods
Frederick Alvarado
Melissa Holden
Apollonia Morrill
Patricia Torres Ortiz
Victoria Wagner

2015 Award Recipients
In the third year, Kala was able to award ten residency packages to these outstanding artists with children:
Kim Bennett, Berkeley, CA
Eva Evrard, Brussels, Belgium
Patrick Gabler, Hamburg, Germany
Richard Haley, Birmingham, MI
Parul Naresh, Fremont, CA
Miwako Nishizawa, Berkeley, CA
Allison Reimus, Mount Prospect, IL
Hyeyoung Shin, Kansas City, MO
Emma Spertus, Oakland, CA
Marcia Teusink, London, UK

2014 Award Recipients
In the second year, Kala was able to award ten residency packages to these outstanding artists with children:
Carol Elkovich, Richmond, CA
Claire Kessler-Bradner, Oakland, CA
Julia Lucey, Fairfax, CA
Latifa Medjdoub, San Francisco, CA
Olivia Mole, San Francisco, CA
Kelly Ording, Oakland, CA
Maria Porges, Oakland, CA
Brody Reiman, San Rafael, CA
Lisa Solomon, Oakland, CA
Katherine Warriner, San Anselmo, CA

2013 Award Recipients

In the pilot year of 2013, Kala offered residency options to support seven outstanding artists with children:
Johnna Arnold, Oakland, CA
Kim Anno, Berkeley, CA
Brian Caraway, Oakland, CA
Karen Kersten, Oakland, CA
Eric Larson, San Francisco, CA
Lena Wolff, Berkeley, CA
Wafaa Yasin, San Francisco, CA
Kevan Jenson, Berkeley, CA