[artinfo] Eyebeam Fellowships 2006-07: Call for Applicants
amanda mcdonald crowley
amc at autonomous.org
Fri Jul 21 21:18:32 CEST 2006
540 West 21st Street, NY, USA
Eyebeam is currently calling for Fellowship applications in all
three of our lab environments.
The application deadline is Aug. 14 at 12pm EST. Up to six
Fellowships will be granted for 2006/07.
Fellowships will be offered in the R&D OpenLab, the Production Lab
and for the first time, in the Education Lab. The focus of the
Fellowships varies depending on the tools and skills available and
the creative objectives and philosophy of each Lab.
For all of the Fellowships we are seeking applications from artists,
hackers, designers, engineers and creative technologists to come to
Eyebeam for a year to undertake new research and develop new work.
The ideal Fellow has experience working with and making innovative
technological art projects and/or creative technology projects and
has a passion for collaborative development. Fellows will bring this
experience and working approach to their own independent projects,
projects initiated by other resident artists or Fellows and projects
conceived collaboratively during the Fellowship period.
The program duration is for 11 months, running from October to
August. Fellows are selected from an open call. International
applicants are welcome to apply although we do not have the resources
to cover travel and accommodation. We are happy to work with selected
applicants, where required, to help them to secure funds to cover
Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend and health benefits during their
stay. They are able to take on additional external teaching or
consulting work, but there is an expectation that Fellows will be
working at Eyebeam a minimum of four days a week.
Please read the guidelines for each of the Fellowships carefully.
Each working environment has different sets of tools and different
mentors/trainers for these tools, so applicants should consider which
environment will best suit their own needs and experience. However,
all artists, technologists and residents have access across the lab
environments and programs.
Working connections at Eyebeam will be fostered though group
critiques, discussions and projects, within and between the lab
environments and residency programs. Fellows also benefit from
critiques, lectures and workshops by external practitioners chosen
for their relationship to subjects and projects being worked on in
All Fellows 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 term of the fellowship.
Core to our principle at Eyebeam is the brokering of relationships
between artists, hackers, coders, engineers and other creative
technologists and the contexts we provide. The intention is to foster
and 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.
During 2006 we are also establishing research groups to bring
together creative practitioners working at Eyebeam as well as expert
external participants to develop new research leading to possible
public outcomes including seminars, public discussion and exhibition.
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 Fellowships.
TO APPLY: http://www.eyebeam.org/production/production.php?page=felcall
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.
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