Technology’s effect on our future is always changing and difficult to understand. Through exploratory process and emotionally compelling output, Eyebeam believes that artists can help us visualize and realize a more just future.

Eyebeam provides both space and support for a community of diverse, justice-driven artists. Our annual residency program, highly engaged community of alumni, advanced tools and resources, shows and events help our artists bring their work to life and out into the world.

Eyebeam enables people to think creatively and critically about technology’s effect on society, with the mission of revealing new paths toward a more just future for all.

Open Call: Terms of Refusal

Please be sure to read the Open Call statement before applying.

The Residency

In our 20th year, Eyebeam will be shifting its residency structure to be even more responsive to artist needs as well as provide more dynamic support to our larger community. The 2020 Residency will launch as a 6 month research and experimentation-focused program for creative practitioners. The residency will be awarded to 4 individuals or collaborative projects and will run from January 2020 through June 2020, with extended access to Eyebeam’s shared workspace and equipment through September 2020. 

The 2020 Residency will introduce four intensives led by invited visiting professionals for deep learning and exchange, and will end with a public sharing of residents’ work and research in fall 2020. Residents must commit to attend all four intensives (3-4 days each; exact dates TBD before acceptance) and participate in the public sharing component. 

A stipend of $22,000 is offered to all residents. 

To find out more, please visit the Residency FAQ.


Eligibility

Eyebeam is proud to support those “who recognize the challenge of recontextualizing technology as mediums of experience.” For the purpose of this call, this refers to a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary creative thinkers and practitioners. In its 20-year history, Eyebeam has called itself home to many who have worked across multiple fields and areas of inquiry.  If your process is exploratory, creative, and is meaningfully engaged with technology as it impacts society, you likely fall under this broad definition and are encouraged to apply.

Individuals and collaborative projects may apply. A single person (21 years or older) must be responsible for committing as a resident for the term, and will serve as the point person for communications and payments. Collaborator’s work samples should reflect a history of working together. 

International applicants are welcome. On acceptance, the applicant is responsible for securing a visa to the U.S.; Eyebeam will provide supporting letters and documentation. 


Criteria

  • Alignment with Eyebeam’s core values:
  • 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.
  • A dedication to the 2020 theme
  • Clear artistic intentions with strong execution demonstrated through work samples
  • A purposeful relationship to technology
  • Social urgency and potential impact 
  • Match between Eyebeam’s resources and the applicant’s needs


Equity and Inclusion

The Eyebeam Residency is a hub for conversation and practice-sharing that is aware and responsive to systemic inequities in technology. Eyebeam aims to be representative of the diverse city in which it calls home by investing in the meaningful inclusion of historically marginalized groups and voices. In line with these intentions, Eyebeam is committed to and values diversity as defined by gender, race, ethnicity, disability-status, age, sexual orientation, immigrant status, and socioeconomic status. Projects artistically led by applicants from historically marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Friday, June 21, 2019, 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time

No late applications will be accepted. In person interviews will take place in August.  Applicants will be notified in September. For questions, please email sarah.oconnell@eyebeam.org or visit the Residency FAQ.

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.

Join us for two weeks exploring the intersections of art, technology, and access!

During Digital Day Camp (DDC), you'll get to work alongside artist-educators and staff, engaging in lectures, hands-on workshops, and creative play around this year’s theme of ACCESS: how does a multiplicity of intersectional, lived experiences such as disability, race, and gender inform, challenge, and invite reimaginings of what digital and physical access can be?

You have the option to choose between two sessions, which will cover the same content and instruction.

Session 1: July 15th - July 26th, 9:30am to 4pm (Mon - Fri) 

Session 2: July 29th - August 9th, 9:30am to 4pm (Mon - Fri)

Where: 133 W 21st St @ School of Visual Arts

DF

Notification of acceptance to program: Monday, July 1st


Students are eligible to apply if they

  • Were enrolled in a NYC high school during the 2018-2019 school year
  • Can demonstrate an interest in art, technology and/or cultural issues
  • Have a willingness to learn and try new things
  • Are available to attend each day of either Session 1 or 2 for the entire duration
  • Have permission from their parent or legal guardian to participate

Previous experience with new media tools and technology is not preferred and is not a prerequisite for the program. Ideal candidates are interested in learning, excited about new environments and experiences, and want to engage with different students and artists!


Program Fee

$1,000 per session, which covers all educational instruction and workshop materials during the two weeks, in addition to breakfast, lunch, and snacks. 


Scholarship

Full scholarships covering the program fee, a $100 stipend, and Metrocards are available for eligible students from public schools with 51% or more free or reduced lunches.

 

Accessibility

The accessible entrance to NYU Tandon Game Center is on Lawrence Street. Restrooms in the space are wheelchair accessible. The nearest accessible subway stop is the Jay St-Metro Tech station (A, C, F & R train). For information on accessible transit on the MTA visit this link. For questions regarding accessibility, or to request access services, please email info@eyebeam.org or (347) 378-9163 (voice only).


Questions

Any questions regarding DDC19 or this application can be sent to the Programs Associate, Yidan Zeng at yidan.zeng@eyebeam.org. For more information, visit our Digital Day Camp page


Eyebeam accepts internship applications on a rolling basis for the following departments:

  • Programs
  • Education
  • Media
  • Communications
  • Creative Technology
  • Development & Fundraising


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.

Eyebeam