NEA Press Release

Contact: Ellen Lake, , 510-520-6438,

Kala Art Institute to receive a $20,000 Media Arts/Grants for Arts Project award from the National
Endowment for the Arts

May 18, 2022 (Berkeley, CA)—Kala Art Institute has been approved for a $20,000 Grants for Arts Projects
award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support Kala’s media arts residency program. Kala’s
project is among the more than 1,125 projects across America totaling more than $26.6 million that were
selected during this second round of Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2022 funding.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts and cultural organizations throughout the
nation with these grants, including Kala Art Institute providing opportunities for all of us to live artful
lives,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “The arts contribute to our individual well-being, the
well-being of our communities, and to our local economies. The arts are also crucial to helping us make
sense of our circumstances from different perspectives as we emerge from the pandemic and plan for a
shared new normal informed by our examined experience.”

“We are grateful to the NEA for their support of Kala’s artist residency programs during these challenging
times, ” said Artistic and Co-Director Mayumi Hamanaka. “With this support, we are ready to welcome
media artists to Kala’s artist residency program in the coming year to create and share new work in video,
sound, performance cinema, and installation.”

For more information on other projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit