The Fellowship Award, an international competition, annually grants nine artists a cash award, unlimited access to Kala’s facilities for up to six months, and a culminating show in the Kala Gallery, through a highly competitive jurying process. The Fellowship Award is geared towards supporting artists in completing specific projects or bodies of work that would benefit from Kala's specialized equipment. Many Fellowship winners transition to the Artist-in-Residence program at the conclusion of their Fellowship period in order to continue their work at Kala.
The Kala Fellowship award is an international competition open to artists from the U.S. and around the world. Artists producing innovative work in book arts, electronic/digital media (video, sound, animation, etc.), installation art, social practice, photography, and printmaking are encouraged to apply. Fellowship Awards will be given based on conceptual creativity, originality and artistic excellence as well as project specific technical knowledge.
The Kala Fellowship Program annually grants nine artists a cash award, unlimited access to Kala’s facilities for up to six months, one Kala class, and a culminating show in the Kala Gallery. The award is geared towards supporting artists in completing specific projects or bodies of work that would benefit from Kala's specialized equipment in printmaking and digital media.
This year Kala has reserved at least one of the nine awards for a one month Artist Project Space residency, where the artists' projects are developed in an open to the public studio space for one month as part of their full fellowship residency. This program is geared toward artists making work that is appropriate to develop onsite and engages the public in some form. Another of the nine awards is designated for a California artist living outside of a main metropolitan area with funding provided by The James Irvine Foundation.
Hosting nine new artists at Kala each year helps to ensure that the artistic energy and vision of Kala’s entire community of artists in residence is continually re-energized and rejuvenated.
The 2013 Fellowship competition will be juried by Kala's Directors and an anonymous panel that includes one fellowship alumni artist, and one invited Bay Area arts professional.
Applicants are invited to apply online through our slideroom portal here: kala.slideroom.com
The application deadline for the 2013 Fellowship award is Friday, May 24, 2013.