APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 21, 2014 at 12PM (noon). Applicants will be informed of their application status by February 3, 2015.
In light of tectonic shifts in the overlap between art, culture and technology in recent years, Eyebeam is throwing open its Residency program to a single invocation - Techne!
Techne, for the Greeks, was inclusive of the arts as well as craftsmanship and engineering. Now, the chasm between art and technology is narrowing, with boundaries between arts, craft, and aesthetics blending in exciting new ways, largely due to high-tech/low-cost computation. For seventeen years, Eyebeam has been at the forefront of bringing these worlds together and with this residency Eyebeam again looks to support practitioners who agree that the most interesting and visionary work need not be hemmed in by genre or medium but can flourish through technological savvy.
We are asking you — artists, digital creators, engineers, creative technologists, researchers and cultural producers — to join us in creating provocative work that helps realign the arts to the mechanic. As devices become further extensions of the body, in a time when advertisements are tailored to hyper-specific, localized desires and privacy is nearly a luxury product, artistic practice is more important than ever in influencing the cultural trajectory. This residency cycle Eyebeam is looking to support new work that is deeply examining artistic creation in relation to emergent technology in various forms, and will consider all proposals, especially those that are provocative and have positive real-world impact.
Eyebeam will grant up to $5,000 to each selected residency project, either to a single individual or a collaboration of two or more artists. The incoming number of residents will be determined by the quality of applications and available funding.
Residents will be selected to join continuing residents and fellows for an upcoming 5-month cycle, ideally beginning in mid-March, 2015 but potentially later. If a different start date is preferable, please indicate that on your application inside the "additional information" section.
EYEBEAM VALUES: Eyebeam’s core values include a critical questioning of the status quo and a belief in risk-taking as an essential element to achieve progress. This has been demonstrated through seventeen years of experimentation via creative use and misuse of technology. This approach has resulted in the development of creative platforms, tools and exciting works of art.
SUPPORT: The 5-month residency is a period of concentrated work on a visionary, experimental project. It is a chance to use the time, space, community, and tools at Eyebeam to reach the next stage of one’s practice.
Eyebeam will work closely with the artists and technologists to see their projects realized, including acting as a facilitator to coordinate organizational partnerships.
NOTE: 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 Residents are responsible for securing their own visas for the residency period. Eyebeam is happy to provide necessary paperwork to help expedite the process.
RESIDENCY BEGINS: MARCH 2015 AND RUNS THROUGH JULY 2015 (5 MONTHS
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applications are only accepted via the online application system (link). Applications received after the deadline of 12:00 (EST) PM (noon), November 21, 2014 EST 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.
All Residents will be selected from this open call, based on the quality of the work being proposed, the applicability of Eyebeam's tools and resources in realizing and supporting the work, and the proposed project’s relation to the overarching research themes and activities of the organization. Collaborative applications are accepted.
Complete applications must include the following information:
• Contact Information (Collaborative teams must clearly state how technical and creative responsibilities will be met in the team).
• Resume or CV (.rtf, .pdf, .doc) -- combined into a single document if applying as a collaborative.
• Work samples in the form of URLs. 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.
• Concise responses to all application questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
• Single PDF document containing any visuals (including timeline with milestones, and additional information such as data flow, sketches, schematics) that will help reviewers understand the proposal.
For further info., please read our Residency FAQ.
Eyebeam is a nonprofit exhibition space, artist colony, and R&D lab that supports dynamic and risk-taking work at the intersection of art and technology. For seventeen years, Eyebeam has been dedicated to exposing audiences to experimental and interdisciplinary work, providing an environment for dialogue, collaboration, and discovery.