[artinfo] Eyebeam Residency Summer/Fall 2007 Call for Applicants

amanda mcdonald crowley amc at va.com.au
Sun Feb 18 15:06:54 CET 2007

Eyebeam Residency Summer/Fall 2007
Call for Applicants

540 West 21st Street, NY, USA

Eyebeam is currently calling for applications for six-month Residency
opportunities. The application deadline is February 23 at 12pm EST.

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 Residencies.

For more information on the current 2006-07 Fellows working in visit
http://www.eyebeam.org/production/production.php?page=artists.  All
Residents and Fellows have access to shared resources across the lab
environments.  Creating programs and collaborations across the Labs
is encouraged.


To apply for a Summer/Fall 2007 Residency please visit http:// 

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 current programs are made possible through the generous
support of the Atlantic Foundation, Time Warner Youth Media and Arts
Fund, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Jerome
Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, the Experimental Television
Center, the New  York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, the
New York City  Department of Cultural Affairs and many generous
individuals. For a list of past supporters, please visit

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

Perry Lowe
Director of Communications
EYEBEAM Art & Technology Center
[T] 212.937.6580 x222
[F] 212.937.6582
[E] perry at eyebeam.org

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