[artinfo] Eyebeam Residency Fall 2006-07: Call for Applicants

amanda mcdonald crowley amc at autonomous.org
Fri Jul 21 21:18:45 CEST 2006

540 West 21st Street, NY, USA

Eyebeam is currently calling for applications for five-six month
Residency opportunities. The application deadline is Aug. 21 at 12pm

Artists, hackers, designers, engineers and creative technologists are
invited to apply to be Residents at Eyebeam, to work for six months
on projects or research of artistic endeavor or creative expression.
The ideal Resident has experience working with and generating
innovative technological art and/or creative technology projects and
has a passion  for interdisciplinary exchange.

Residents will be selected from an open call, based on the work being
proposed, the availability of the necessary tools and skills to
support them, and in consideration of the overarching research themes
and activities of the organization. International applicants are
welcome to apply, although we do not have the resources to cover
travel or accommodation.  We are happy to work with selected
applicants, if required, to help them secure  funds to cover these

Residents receive 24/7 access to Eyebeam's Chelsea facility in New
York City, including equipment and technical expertise from Eyebeam
staff and Fellows, a $5000 honorarium, the potential for
collaborative exchange with other Residents as well as support from
interns. The program term is approximately from September to February
and March to August with the potential for extension and/or re- application.

Group discussions and interdisciplinary projects, within and between
the lab environments and organizational programs foster connections
with other artists and staff. Residents also benefit from critiques,
lectures and workshops by external practitioners chosen for their
relationship to subjects and projects being worked on in the Labs.

All Residents are encouraged to share their skills and knowledge with
the larger Eyebeam community by conducting formal and/or informal
workshops with others in the Labs as well as possible workshops open
to the public.

There are also opportunities to develop work for performance, events,
seminars, exhibition or other public programming in the Eyebeam
galleries and beyond during the Residency term. Fostering
relationships between artists, hackers, coders, engineers and other
creative technologists is central to Eyebeam's mission. The intention
is to facilitate relationships whereby technologists and artists can
come together to germinate and hothouse their ideas, develop new
processes and create new works through a period of immersion in a
social context which is rich in technology, expertise and ideas.

Looking forward, we are also establishing research groups to bring
together creative practitioners working at Eyebeam with expert
external participants to develop new research leading to possible
public outcomes including seminars, public discussion and exhibition.

Research Themes for 2006-07 include (though will not be limited to):
  - Energy, Technology and Sustainability
  - Urban research, urban interventions and media in public space
Artists and creative technologists interested in these research areas
are particularly encouraged to apply for 2006/07 Residencies.

Please read the descriptions for the Labs carefully. All Residents
and Fellows have access to shared resources across the lab
environments.  Creating programs and collaborations across the Labs
is encouraged.  However, each lab environment at Eyebeam has
different sets of tools and different mentors/trainers for these
tools, so applicants should consider if and how these environments
suit their needs and experience.

TO APPLY for a Fall 2006-07 Residency please visit 
http://eyebeam.org/ production/onlineapp/

** Please note Fellowship applications are also being accepted in the
R&D OpenLab, the Production Lab and the Education Lab. The
application deadline for Fellowships is Aug. 14 at 12pm EST. Please
read all Fellowship and Residency opportunities thoroughly before
selecting the application which you would like to submit.

Founded in 1997, Eyebeam is an art and technology center that
provides a fertile context and state-of-the-art tools for digital
experimentation. It is a lively incubator of creativity and thought,
where artists and technologists actively engage with the larger
culture, addressing the issues and concerns of our time. Eyebeam
challenges convention, celebrates the hack, educates the next
generation, encourages collaboration, freely offers its output to the
community, and invites the public to share in a spirit of openness:
open source, open content and open distribution.

Eyebeam's programs are made possible through the generous support of
Atlantic Foundation, Time Warner Youth Media and Arts Fund, the John
D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation
for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Alienware,
the Jerome Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, the
Greenwall Foundation, the Bay Branch Foundation, the New York State
Council on the Arts, a state agency, the New York City Department of
Cultural Affairs, the David S. Howe Foundation, the Lerer Family
Charitable Foundation and the Sony Corporation.

Location: 540 W. 21st Street between 10th & 11th Avenues
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12:00 - 6:00pm
Bookstore: Tuesday - Saturday, 12:00 - 6:00pm

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