Eyebeam was established in 1998 by John S. Johnson as a resource for artists to engage creatively with technology in an experimental setting. Eyebeam believes that artists can help us visualize and realize a more just future. Eyebeam enables people to think creatively and critically about technology’s effect on society, with the mission of centering artists in the invention and design of our shared future.
Types of assistance offered by the organisation:
Target group: artists, researchers, human rights defenders
Eyebeam provides space and support for a community of diverse, justice-driven artists. The Eyebeam residency is a prestigious award for those creating work which engages technology and society, through art. Residents’ projects are experimental and wildly interdisciplinary, often existing outside of more traditional structures in the fields of both art and technology. With this in mind, Eyebeam invests in this groundbreaking work by providing the space and resources needed for the deep research, risk taking, and invention.
The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is an experimental grant-making program that supports artists and artist-journalist teams producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets. The funds distributed to grantees assist with research, travel, and other expenses many media outlets struggle to cover, allowing stories that are often out of reach in today’s climate to be produced.