SF State - KALA Art Institute Graduate Student Fellowship


  • Awarding Department: School of Art
  • Scholarship Intent: Kala Art Institute provides exceptional facilities to professional artists working in all forms of printmaking, digital media, photography, and book arts. The SF State – Kala Art Institute Graduate Student Fellowship is given annually to an SF State MFA graduate student in Art whose work demonstrates a focus on printmaking processes and concepts and would benefit from Kala’s specialized equipment. The award includes a three-month full time residency from June 1 – August 30, fee remission for one Kala class while in residence, portfolio review opportunity with local curators, inclusion in the Kala Artists’ Annual Exhibition, and a mentorship opportunity with a Kala artist-in-residence or staff person.
  • Criteria: MFA candidates going into their 2nd or 3rd year. Demonstrated focus on printmaking processes and concepts, including traditional printmaking, digital media, installation, print media or concept used in tactile, drawing, photography, and video. Not a previous recipient of the SF State – Kala Graduate Student Fellowship. Fellowship takes place during the summer months of the year student applies for award.
  • Major: Single: MFA in Art
  • Class Level: Undergrad: N/A; Grad: Masters of Fine Arts
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: N/A; Grad: 8 UNITS
  • Financial Need: Not a Requirement
  • *Citizenship: *Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: N/A; Grad GPA: 3.0
  • Contact Person: School of Art
  • Campus Address: FA 293
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-2176
  • Email: sch_art@sfsu.edu
  • Web page: http://art.sfsu.edu
  • Number of Awards: 1

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload a single PDF that includes the following, in order and labeled: 1.) 300 word description of the work you intend to pursue at Kala that includes the list of equipment and facilities expected for your proposed project. 2.) Current Resume/C.V. 3.) Artist statement, no more than 300 words. 4.) Digital Portfolio with 15 images of your artwork, or web links to audio/video work. Each image should be labeled with title, date, medium, and dimensions.
  2. Permission to Display Images: In view of your rights under U.S. Copyright laws, please review the following approval for internal and external use of images: By marking the checkbox below, you certify that you have granted San Francisco State University the Art Department and the funders and sponsors of these scholarships and fellowships permission to use your scholarship images on a royalty-free basis; to post the images on our and their web sites, publication and materials, both print and electronic, and to be made available for their other non-commercial uses, but others may not reproduce the images without permission of the owner.
  3. What semester will you be graduating?