Residency

The Research Residency Open Call is now closed. Thank you for all your applications.

“The closest thing to Xerox PARC today.”
—Ramsey Nasser, experimental programmer and Eyebeam Alum

The residency program at Eyebeam is unlike any other. Here, people do work that wouldn’t be possible somewhere else, because it can’t be applied immediately, or spans several disciplines. You will be free to work on what you feel matters most and only that, without having to think about how the market or institutions define success.

There are four Residency Programs at Eyebeam: Research, Impact, Student, and Project. The time and purpose of each residency is different, but you will receive generous financial support, as well as access to top-notch facilities and a dynamic community.  Frequent critiques and mentorship by field leaders—including the monthly Stop Work!—round out the experience.

Research Residency

Duration: 9 to 12 Months
Start Date: October 2016
Commitment: Min. 8 hours a day, 3 days a week, during business hours
Openings: Max. 5 per year (both with and without stipend)*
Living Stipend: $ 26,769.60*
Material Grant: $ 5,000.00**
Application: Closed.

The Research Residency is for those who want the time and space to completely reinvent their practice. They pursue creative research into the annual focus, and help Eyebeam redefine the meaning of technology.  Residents may extend their work after the first year as Honorary Residents, who receive access to facilities and network but no stipend. Details.

*The stipend is determined by doubling the Living Wage in Kings County, and multiplying it by the expected commitment.
**All residents may apply for a material grant.

Impact Residency

Duration: Max. 5 years
Start Date: Varies
Commitment: Varies
Openings: Max. 5 per year
Financial Support: Variable
Eligibility: Nominated Alums

The Impact Residency is a tailored program Eyebeam alums who have an idea they want to pilot and scale into real impact. There must be at least one year between the Research Residency and the application for the Impact Residency. Alums can partner up with collaborators outside of EB and propose a project. Find examples of incredible programs led by Impact Residencies under Community, like the Rap Research Lab, the Master Class, and Radical Networks. Details.

Student Residency

Duration: 9 to 12 Months
Start Date: October 2016
Availability:  Minimum 2 hours a day, 3 days a week after school
Openings: 3 openings
Living Stipend: $2,100
Material Grant: $500
Eligibility: Nominations

Current students 16-21 years old interested in studying the intersection of education, technology, and art. Student Residents will work closely with Impact Residents and be a crucial part of project development. Student Residents must have participated in an Eyebeam program beforehand. Details.

Project Residency

The Project Residency is a flexible format that allows us to invite artists for a particular project or program at Eyebeam. Current partners include Times Square Arts Alliance and BuzzFeed Open Lab. The project residency is an experimental format which Eyebeam uses to workshop new partnerships, themes and approaches. Applications are generally nomination-based. Details below.

For those who want a closer look at the Residency:

Resident Participation: what you can do here.
Resident Support: what Eyebeam offers you.
Facilities and Equipment: what you can use here.