Kala Art Institute: stipendijní program v oblasti umění
Kala Art Institute
The Kala Fellowship award
book arts, electronic/digital media (video, sound, animation, etc.), installation art, social practice, photography and printmaking
The Kala Fellowship award is an international competition open to artists from the U.S. and around the world. 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.
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 technical knowledge.
Annually, the Fellowship Competition is juried by a panel comprised of Kala’s Directors and an outside Bay Area arts professional.
We select nine artists and each receives a fellowship consisting of:
* a $3,000 cash award
* up to six months of studio residency at Kala Art Institute
* 24/7 access to Kala´s studio (An individual studio space may be also available depending on proposed projects and schedules.)
* a free class or equivalent tutorial sessions.
* an exhibition opportunity at the Kala gallery of the artwork created during the residency
Eight of the nine Kala Fellowships awards are available to artists from the US and around the world.
One of the nine Kala Fellowship awards is designated specifically to a California artist living outside of the main metropolitan areas. To serve a more diverse constituency, The James Irvine Foundation generously funds this Fellowship award. Artists from the North Coast, Central Coast, Central Valley and Inland Empire are eligible and encouraged to apply.
Additionally, one of the nine Kala Fellowship awards is available to artists from the US and around the world working in Social Practice. Social Practice can be loosely defined as a form of collaboration that engages social and public interaction as the primary component of the work. Examples include but are not limited to the following: alternative exchanges of goods and services, community-based projects, activating non-typical art viewing situations, social and political activism.
The Fellowship does not include housing.
2012 FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION GUIDELINES
Submit the following items to Kala Art Institute through the online application form.
• Project Description (maximum 2000 characters - app. 400 words) discussing the work you intend to pursue at Kala. Please include the list of equipment and facilities expected for your proposed project in the description.
• Artist Statement (maximum 2000 characters- app. 400 words).
• Artist’s résumé (either .pdf or .doc file).
• Work Samples
JPEG: A total of 15 digital images uploaded online with indications of medium, dimensions, title and date.
DVD: DVDs are also accepted and should be mailed or hand-delivered. DVD submissions are for time-based artworks only. 10 minutes maximum. The online application form is still required. Mail or deliver to:
Kala Art Institute: 2012 Fellowship Awards
2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
• Application fee: $25
Application fee is non-refundable.
• Complete the Alliance of Artists´ Communities one page online survey.
Kala Art Institute
1060 Heinz Avenue
CA 94710 Berkeley