Founded in 1997 by John S. Johnson, Eyebeam was the very first critical space of its kind: a place to think creatively about how technology was transforming our society. Eyebeam has given time, space and money to artists whose work has shaped our world – including the first-ever social sharing tool ReBlog, electronic toys startup littleBits, and the pioneering net art of Cory Arcangel. Everything is guided by a focus on Eyebeam’s core values: openness, invention and justice.

Eyebeam’s space in Brooklyn hosts a world-renowned residency program, innovative education initiatives, and exciting public events.

Open Call: Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism


The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is a grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets.     

The funds distributed to artists will assist with research, travel, and other expenses many media outlets struggle to cover, allowing stories that are often out of reach in today’s climate to be produced. And, in an effort to be responsive to an ever-fluctuating news cycle, artists will be able to apply to ECFJ for support of their work on a rolling basis. Artists with longer-term, research-intensive projects are also encouraged to apply. Grant support will range from $500 to $5,000.


All applicants must read the ECFJ Open Call page before applying: https://eyebeam.org/ecfj

Eligibility

  • Individuals and collectives can apply. Collectives must have work samples that reflect a history of working together. 
  • International applicants are welcome. 
  • Applicants must have an existing commission letter from an editor.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • At this stage of the program, all applications must be in English.


Criteria

ECFJ is a grant-making program that financially supports artists producing innovative journalistic work for major media outlets. Artists applying must have demonstrated track record of working with major media outlets. 


Artists creating work with a focus on the following issues are encouraged to apply: 

  • Data privacy 
  • 2018/2020 elections
  • Role of technology in society
  • Political influence campaigns
  • Interrogating harmful technologies
  • Countering disinformation 
  • Artificial Intelligence


Each applicant must provide: 

  • 300-word project description 
  • Assignment letter from editor
  • A reference contact or letter of support
  • Two samples of past work 
  • Detailed budget of expenses (travel costs, per diem and research costs are acceptable)


At this time, final pieces must be in English. 


All applications should be in alignment with Eyebeam’s core values of:  

  • Openness: All the work here is driven by an open-source ethos. 
  • Invention: We build on old ideas to generate new possibilities. 
  • Justice: Technology by artists is a move towards equity and democracy.


Equity and Inclusion


Eyebeam aims to create a hub for conversation and practice-sharing that is aware and responsive to systemic inequities in technology and invests in the meaningful inclusion of historically marginalized groups and voices. Eyebeam is committed to and values diversity in its organization and programs as defined by gender, race, ethnicity, disability-status, age, sexual orientation, immigrant status, and socioeconomic status. With a history rooted in innovation and collaboration Eyebeam’s programs are grounded in artist-community dialogue. Eyebeam supports the meaningful access to technology for everyone. 


Applications accepted on a rolling basis

For questions, please email ecfj@eyebeam.org and visit www.eyebeam.org/ecfj


In keeping with other organizations similarly supporting journalistic projects, if your project is one that takes you to a high-risk location, your media partner must abide by ACOS Alliance principles. More details here. Your media partner should also be fully responsibile for your endeavors.

Eyebeam is looking for teaching artists who are excited to share their craft!

We offer a mix of class and workshop experiences around art & technology throughout the year. We believe in experimental education and that every educational program at Eyebeam should be core to our values of openness, invention, and justice. 


What: Eyebeam Exchange (adults)
When: Classes are held one Saturday per month (April-June, September-October)
Where: 199 Cook St in Bushwick, Brooklyn
Who: Exchange serves 15-25 students per session, mix of ages and previous experience levels with technology. 

What: Digital Day Camp (teens)
When: DDC runs for 2 weeks every July
Where: 2 Metrotech, @ NYU Tandon in downtown Brooklyn
Who: Digital Day Camp serves appx. 20 high school students aged 15-19 with different levels of experience w/ technology.


What we are looking for:
Classes or workshops that teach skills and explore how technology impacts our lives. Especially helpful to keep in mind is this year's residency theme of ACCESS. (https://www.eyebeam.org/access/)


We are seeking proposals for classes that uphold our guiding principals around education that;

  • Teach technology through art, encouraging self-expression, inquiry and life-long learning habits.
  • Engage students to think critically about technology and its use to further social justice, equality and activism.
  • Empower students to use technology as a tool for creation, enabling them to be producers, not only consumers.
  • Teach fundamental technology concepts by pairing minimal materials with maximum impact.


We ask that teachers prepare a handout with additional resources for students so they can continue learning about the topics they were introduced to. If you choose, we offer an additional stipend for you to document and share your class/workshop as an open source output to be shared with a larger community of educators. (example: https://github.com/eyebeam/curriculum/blob/master/TEMPLATE.md)


If any of this sounds exciting to you, please submit your workshop idea or drop us a line with any questions!

For more information on previous education programs, please check out - http://www.eyebeam.org/education/.

Now accepting applications for Inventory Intern!

To review the responisbilities and qualifications for the position, please visit www.eyebeam.org/about/work-intern/


People of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQ people, disabled people, and members of other historically marginalized groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply. Eyebeam is an equal opportunity employer.

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