Mozilla and Eyebeam Art & Technology Center announce the launch of a joint initiative to support creativity at the intersection of art and the open web.
Open(Art) is a unique opportunity for artists and technologists to collaborate on new work that catalyzes creative participation on a global scale. Interested makers are invited to propose projects that push the boundaries of online or networked culture and address contemporary social challenges, while contributing to the community of practice around creative code.
Three (3) projects will be selected from an open call for proposals. Mozilla and Eyebeam will support Open(Art) Fellows to produce, present and grow the projects over a six-month development process. Each of the three selected project teams will be awarded a $15,000 production budget and resources to develop their work, including desk space and access to design, research, and fabrication studios at Eyebeam’s New York location. Open(Art) Fellows are also invited to participate in Eyebeam’s vibrant creative community through regularly scheduled discussions and workshops, benefiting from the collective knowledge of its ongoing fellows and residents program.
At the end of the six-month production period, the resulting works will be shared with the Mozilla and Eyebeam communities and extended by creative technologists everywhere. Open(Art) Fellows will be expected to fully document their progress and projects using the Open(Art) online development platform and publish their code under an appropriate open license (that’s up to you, but remember that the goal is to make substantial and extensible contributions to the field).
Mozilla is one of the world’s largest social enterprises, best known as the makers of the Firefox web browser. The non-profit, 501(c)3 organization works to build, protect, and improve the open web. Mozilla engages in collaborative efforts that explore the generative capacity and impact of participatory, distributed, and technology-enabled practices in fields such as art, filmmaking, science, and journalism. http://www.mozilla.org/foundation/
Eyebeam, based in NYC, is an internationally recognized, non-profit art and technology center that provides a fertile context and state-of-the-art tools for digital research and experimentation. It is a lively incubator of creativity and thought, where artists and technologists actively engage with culture, addressing the issues and concerns of our time. http://www.eyebeam.org
Open(Art) is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts (USA).
More information and the application form available at this address.