Eyebeam is both an artist colony and an R&D lab, united within a robust residency program that provides direct cash support and a production space, rich in tools and dialogue, in which a wide range of practitioners can collaborate and discover.
The phrase "creative technologist" was invented here.
Founded in 1997, Eyebeam was conceived as a non-profit art and technology center dedicated to exposing broad and diverse audiences to emerging artistic practice critically engaged with new technology, while simultaneously acting as an educator of technology’s potential for creativity.
Since then, Eyebeam has supported over 300 Residencies for artists and creative technologists; run an active education program for youth and adults, reaching over 1600 participants in 2014; operated programs for artists’ professional development; and has mounted an extensive series of public programs. We invite our audience and the general public to at least four exhibitions annually in partnership with other spaces, as well as over 30 workshops, performances, classes and events.
Today, Eyebeam offers residencies and fellowships for artists and technologists working in a wide range of media. Each year up to 13 Residencies are awarded to individuals and collaborators, giving access at any moment to up to 20 practitioners to our experimental production space at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, where they pursue long-term research and execute new projects.