Media Art
1 year
Paid by host 

Rapid Response for A Better Digital Future was born from conversations with artists and advisors at the outbreak of the global pandemic and will unfold in two phases. In the first, planning/idea stage, twelve $5,000 grants will be made available for top applications, gathered through a free open call. Phase 1 applications will be selected by a jury of Eyebeam staff, alumni, and advisors. In the second, project/development phase, three of those recipients will be awarded up to an additional $20,000 to build their ideas into actionable projects, based on their potential for real-world impact.

Application guidelines 

Online application



May 30 for Rapid Response for A Better Digital Future




The Eyebeam Residency is a prestigious award for artists engaged with technology and technologists working in the arts. Residents work in shared Eyebeam studios in Brooklyn for one year on experimental, interdisciplinary projects with a goal towards invention and impact. Residents receive a generous financial stipend as well as access to top-notch facilities and a dynamic far-reaching community. Frequent critiques and mentorship by field leaders in the arts, business, and technology sectors round out the experience.

Due to Covid-19, for the first time in Eyebeam’s 20 year history, they are pausing their flagship Residency program. Instead they’re launching a new program, Rapid Response for A Better Digital Future. Grounded in the belief that artists have the most impactful and culture-shaping ideas, this fund is intended to support projects that are most responsive and potentially groundbreaking in building a better digital world.


Large-scale exhibition and multi-day symposium in NYC, a 2-year curatorial fellowship, a new online hub, as well as robust public programming coming out of Eyebeam’s new home in the heart of Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Technical Information 

List of facilities and equipment.

199 Cook Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
United States

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