Print Public Residency Program

Print Public Residency Program

Kala Art Institute Awarded California Arts Council Creative California Communities Grant – Call for Print Public Residency will open on July 2017.

From its founding days, Kala was envisioned as a place where people gather to exchange creative ideas and share technology and tools. Expanding on this idea, Print Public takes print media and socially engaged art projects and meets people where they are, on the street, at bus stops, markets, shops, and in the neighborhood, connecting artists and the community. Through Print Public, Kala aims to provide opportunities for artists to work on interdisciplinary projects with digital or print media while animating public space, reaching new communities, building local partnerships, and deepening neighborhood ties. Print Public is supported, in part, by the James Irvine Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts Our Town program, California Arts Council’s Creative California Communities, and by UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund.

The first iteration of Print Public (2013-2015) launched with six artist/artist teams including Taro Hattori, Taraneh Hemami, Susan O’Malley, Sue Mark, Swell, and Imin Yeh, working along San Pablo Avenue to create a range of projects. To view the publication for the first iteration of Print Public and learn more about their projects, please look here.


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

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