Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism

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ABOUT THE EYEBEAM CENTER FOR THE FUTURE OF JOURNALISM

The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is an experimental grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets.

Underwritten by Craig Newmark Philanthropies, ECFJ is the first initiative of its kind to directly facilitate artists’ major media commissions in the realm of journalism. With the belief that artists are central in the invention and design of our shared future, and also critical in shifting public debate, ECFJ supports the execution of pieces that focus on reimagining the way stories are told, particularly around technology and society.

The funds distributed to artists 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.

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HOW ECFJ WORKS

In an effort to be responsive to an ever-fluctuating news cycle, artists can apply to ECFJ for support of their work on a rolling basis.

ECFJ supports a variety of work, including text, photography, audio and video. Artists with longer-term, research-intensive projects are also encouraged to apply.

Artists’ submissions should focus on the following issues:

• Data privacy

• 2018/2020 elections

• Role of technology in society

• Political influence campaigns

• Interrogating harmful technologies

• Countering disinformation

• Artificial Intelligence

Grant support ranges from $500 to $5,000 per project.

 

ELIGIBILITY  

• Individuals and collectives can apply. Collectives must have work samples that reflect a history of working together.

• Domestic and international applicants are welcome.

• Applicants must have an existing commission letter from an editor.

• Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

• Applications must be in English.

 

EACH APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE

• 300-word project description

• Assignment letter from an editor

• A reference contact or letter of support

• Two samples of past work

• Detailed budget of expenses (travel costs, per diem and research costs are acceptable)

At this time, final pieces must be in English. 

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SUPPORT

This program is supported by Craig Newmark Philanthropies.

“Sometimes artists can express truths much more effectively than anyone can with straight explanation. We’re hoping that can be a means to counter disinformation used against us all.” – Craig Newmark

Contact & Links: 
Contest

M&C Saatchi Group and Saatchi Gallery

London

Art for Change Prize

08/September/2022

Call for Entries

UPWARD gallery

Online

Living Cities | Open Call

31/August/2022

Call for Artists

Las Laguna Art Gallery

Los Angeles/Online

Political Storm

15/October/2022

Call for Artists

Aplomb Gallery

Dover

Each Other

15/October/2022

Call for Artists

Print Center New York

New York

New Voices 2023

30/September/2022

Call for Entries

Camelback Gallery

Scottsdale

Still Life 2022 | International Online Juried Painting Competition

28/August/2022

Workshop

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Banff

Adventure Filmmakers Workshop - Fall 2022

17/August/2022

Call for Artists

Blue Line Arts

Crocker Kingsley

14/October/2022

Residency

gret

Villajoyosa

Art Residence Academia Larsen

16/August/2022

Call for Entries

St. Louis Artists' Guild

St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis Artists' Guild Annual Members Exhibition

20/August/2022

Call for Artists

Al-Tiba9 Contemporary Art

OPEN CALL - Interview with Al-Tiba9 Art Magazine

31/August/2022

Call for Artists

Artist Space Gallery

Online

Colors Art Competition

14/September/2022

Call for Artists

Sarah Nguyen

Columbia

Art Installation

30/September/2022

Contest

Carly Nicole Maling

Leeds

Making Waves Open Call 2022

20/August/2022

Call for Entries

Art Fluent

Online

Call for Art-UNITY

09/September/2022

Call for Artists

THE HOLY ART

London

COMPOSITIONS

02/September/2022

Call for Entries

UPWARD gallery

Color and Shape

31/August/2022

Call for Entries

Life: Full Colour

Caernarfon

Life: Full Colour Open Show 2022

30/September/2022

Residency

Lower East Side Printshop

New York

Keyholder Printmaking Studio Residency 2022-2023

01/September/2022