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APPLICATION DEADLINE: All applications must be received via online application by 12:00PM (noon), Monday, February 3, 2014.

Applicants will be informed of their application status by MARCH 15, 2014.

FELLOWSHIP BEGINS: MAY 2014 (start date is negotiable within reason)

OVERVIEW: On July 1, 2014 Eyebeam will be moving to transitional space for approximately  two years, until its relocation in late 2016 to a new mixed-use building in the BAM Cultural District in Downtown Brooklyn. During this transition, Eyebeam is launching Eyebeam On The Move, a fellowship program designed to support artists’ technology-based projects that incorporate collaborative forms of architectural practice, urban presentation, policy engagement and other forms of meaningful community dialog. Our goal is to open up technology and raise awareness around the importance of creative ownership of technology. Towards this goal, Eyebeam is seeking applications from artists, engineers, designers, curators, urbanists, architects, policy thinkers, organizers and creative technologists to participate in this Fellowship program. Applicants can apply as individuals or as a team.

Eyebeam on the Move is a chance to engage and learn from the city in a direct way, particularly the community around Eyebeam’s future home in Brooklyn, and to develop novel techniques utilizing technology in order to initiate creative dialogue between artists and communities. Eyebeam's goal is to identify mechanisms to strengthen our relationship to communities and to develop processes to  nurture creative technology-based work within them. To help realize these goals, Eyebeam, in collaboration with fellows, will partner with appropriate local, neighborhood organizations.

EYEBEAM VALUES: Critical questioning of the status quo and a belief in progress are core values of Eyebeam. This has been demonstrated through over 16 years of experimentation via creative use and misuse of technology with the goal to innovate and develop better relationships between people and tools. This approach results both in the development of creative platforms and exciting works of art. Some recent examples are Computational Fashion, Zajal, RGBD Toolkit, Street Ghosts, Dead Drops and Flock House.

FELLOWSHIP FOCUS: Eyebeam On The Move will support a cohort of incoming fellows with proposals at complementary stages of development. Ideally, the successful applicants’  proposals will include beginning projects (conception stage) and ones that are in-progress (at least 1/3 of the way complete). Successful applicants will outline clear goals, milestones and timelines. Acceptance is based on quality and visionary potential. Applicants are also expected to show demonstrable success in previous development of related work at this scale.

APPLICATION: Up to three Fellows will be selected to join continuing residents and fellows for an upcoming 24-month cycle, ideally beginning in May but potentially later. If a different start date is preferable, please indicate that on your application inside the "additional information" section. Selected Fellows will be expected to spend at least four days per week working directly on their Eyebeam project and related activities. Fellows are expected to actively contribute to the larger Eyebeam community as collaborative partners to other residents and as principal leads in research initiatives, programs, and public engagement as well as leaders in development of current or future focus areas of the organization.

SUPPORT: Eyebeam On The Move will offer fellowships with a projected two year deep-immersion period. Fellows receive a $30,000/year stipend during their stay in NYC as well as 24/7 access to Eyebeam equipment and dedicated work areas. It is possible for Fellows to take on a limited amount of additional external teaching or consulting work, as long as s/he can fulfill commitments to Eyebeam at the same time.

Eyebeam will work closely with the artists to see their projects realized, including acting as a facilitator to coordinate organizational partnerships, functioning as a gateway to city agencies and community-based organizations and developing other forms of community trust building, learning and engagement.

International applicants are welcome to apply, although Eyebeam unfortunately does not have the resources to provide travel or accommodation. Eyebeam is happy to work with selected applicants, where required, to help them to secure funds to cover these expenses. International Fellows are responsible for securing their own visas for the Fellowship period. Eyebeam is happy to provide necessary paperwork and advice to help expedite the process.

PARTICIPATION: All Fellows are expected to share elements of their practice via formal or informal learning opportunities within the Eyebeam community or our public community. Eyebeam may offer program support in developing work for performance, events, seminars, exhibitions, or other public and educational programming during the term of the Fellowship. Eyebeam will also facilitate joint presentations alongside community partners of works-in-progress.

Eyebeam fosters and facilitate relationships whereby technologists and artists come together to germinate and incubate their ideas, develop new processes and create new works through a period of immersion in a social and professional context which is rich in technology, expertise and ideas. Collaborative partnerships at Eyebeam are fostered through group critiques, discussions and projects and between other Eyebeam Fellows, Residents and Staff.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applications are only accepted via the online application system (link). Applications received after the deadline of 12:00 (EST) PM (noon), February 3, 2014, will not be accepted. All applications and work samples must be submitted through the online form. No exceptions will be made. You can create a user/password during the application process and log back into the server to update your application before the final deadline.

Applicants must not be currently enrolled in degree-granting academic programs. Further, applicants are expected to show demonstrable success in previous development of related projects at this scale. Individuals and collaborative teams are invited to apply. In either case, please detail in your application how technical and creative responsibilities will be met. If applying as a collaborative team, please include information about team members' relevant prior experience and combine CV’s into a single document before uploading.

Complete applications must include the following information:

  • Contact Information
  • Resume or CV (.rtf, .pdf, .doc) -- combined into a single document if applying as a collaborative.
  • Work samples in the form of a URL. Include a project description with your work sample that explains your contribution to the piece, how it is meant to be viewed and how it relates to your proposed project(s)/research. You cannot upload your work to our server. You may use a free hosting service such as Flickr (flickr.com) for images, SoundCloud (soundcloud.com) for audio, or Vimeo (vimeo.com) for video. NOTE: Allow permission to download a high quality version of file if using one of these 3rd party services. Alternatively, you may provide a link to your own page with high quality versions of your work samples available for review and download.
  • Concise responses to all required application questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • One-page visual that outlines the proposal further in PDF format.

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Statement on Diversity: Eyebeam is committed to building a diverse creative environment and therefore welcomes applications from people of diverse backgrounds. Eyebeam recognizes diversity as encompassing personal style, age, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, language, physical ability, religion, and family.