Eyebeam Residencies

540 West 21st Street, NY, USA

Eyebeam is currently calling for applications for three-six month Residency opportunities. The application deadline is Aug. 21 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.

More info after the jump…

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 expenses.

Residents receive 24/7 access to Eyebeam¹s 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 Eyebeam¹s 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 2006/07 Residencies.

Please read the descriptions for the Labs carefully. All Residents and Fellows have access to shared resources across the lab environments. Creating programs and collaborations across the Labs is encouraged. However, each lab environment at Eyebeam has different sets of tools and different mentors/trainers for these tools, so applicants should consider if and how these environments suit their needs and experience.

TO APPLY for a Fall 2006-07 Residency please visit http://eyebeam.org/ production/onlineapp/

** Please note Fellowship applications are also being accepted in the R&D OpenLab, the Production Lab and the Education Lab. The application deadline for Fellowships is Aug. 14 at 12pm EST. Please read all Fellowship and Residency opportunities thoroughly before selecting the application which you would like to submit.

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.

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

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