Veterans Residency Program

Veterans Artist Residency Program
Kala Veterans Artist Residency Program provides artist residencies to local, national, and international Veteran artists. Veteran artists producing innovative work in mediums including printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts are encouraged to apply. In 2023-2024 the Veterans AIR Program was generously supported by the California Arts Council through the Impact Projects grant; one of the six 2023-2024 Fellowship and Special Program Awards was designated for a veteran artist with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Please note we have proposals pending to fund a more extensive Veterans Artist Residency Program. Current programs are listed below.

2023-2024 Veterans AIR Program includes:
Cash Award: $1,000
Studio Residency: Up to 4 months of studio residency with 24/7 access to our communal studio spaces.
Kala Class: One class that will provide training in a chosen area of printmaking and/or digital media.
Community: Access to a community and network of approximately 75 artists working at Kala, participation in Kala events, and support of Kala staff.

2023-2024 Award Recipients:

Emilio Gallegos (San Jose, CA) @duppyconqueror_
John Yoyogi Fortes (Sacramento, CA) @jy4tes (2023-2024 Fellowship Artist)
Phil Jones (El Cerrito, CA)
Amber Zora (Rapid City, SD) @amber.zora

2019-2020 Award Recipients:
Rodney Ewing
Dayton Grant
Rob Hill
Sara Stacy

2018-2019 Award Recipients:
Fanny Garcia
James Hardy
Michael Mokuau
David “DC” Spensley

Honorary AIR Awardees:
Phil Jones

2017-2018 Award Recipients
Adam Allegro
Roger Ourthiague Jr.
Gregory Rick
Ehren Tool

Honorary AIR Awardees:
Stephen Funk
Fanny Garcia