Kala Art Institute

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Founded 1974
Berkeley, CA, United States


Kala Art Institute’s mission is to help artists sustain their creative work over time through its Artist-in-Residence and Fellowship Programs, and to engage the community through exhibitions, public programs, and education. The heart of Kala’s mission as a vital, California art-making hub is supporting artists and engaging the community. Kala offers professional facilities to those working in and across print and digital media, new media, and performance. Artists at Kala are encouraged to work across disciplines, produce innovative artwork of the highest quality, and are given total freedom to realize their artistic vision using media that span the Gutenberg to digital eras. Kala offers access to equipment, time, and space to cultivate creative projects. Kala’s studios provide tools for printmaking, photography, video, performance, installation, and digital media.

Local Information

Kala Art Institute is situated in the East Bay Area, directly across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco. Inhabiting the historic Heinz Ketchup factory, Kala is nestled in a light industrial area that borders Emeryville, Oakland, and Berkeley.

Network Affiliations

  • Alliance of Artist Communities

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