Veterans Residency Program

Veterans Residency Program
Kala is excited to announce our Veterans Residency Program. This program will provide four California Veteran artists with a six-month residency with 24/7 access to Kala’s technical facilities, along with the opportunity to produce work in collaboration with Kala programs, including an exhibition in the Kala gallery. Veteran artists producing innovative work in all mediums including printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts are encouraged to apply.

Program Period
The 2017-2018 Veteran Residency program period is September 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018. Artists must be able to schedule a 1 to 6 month residency during that time. The group exhibition is currently scheduled for September 2018 after the residency period. (Exhibition schedules are subject to change.)

Veteran Residency Award Includes:
Cash Award: $600
Studio Residency: Up to six months of studio residency at Kala Art Institute with 24/7 access to our communal studio spaces.
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 curated group show.
Community: Access to a community and network of approximately 75 artists working at Kala, participation in Kala events, and support of Kala staff.

– California Veterans that served in the U.S. military

How to Apply
Apply through Slideroom
Application Call Opens: June 14, 2017
Deadline: July 15, 2017
A full application Includes:
-Completed Application Form
-Statement of Interest in working at Kala Art Institute and how a 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)
-$15 Application Fee

Please note:
– This is a studio residency only; housing is not included.
For questions about the online application guidelines, e-mail Program Manager, Amber Hoy at