To ensure artists become central in the invention and design of our shared future.
Founded in 1998, Eyebeam was the very first space of its kind: a place to think creatively and critically about how technology was transforming our society. Eyebeam gives time, space and money through its residency program to artists whose work shapes our world – ranging from the first-ever open-source social sharing tool (reBlog, 2004) to more recently the open-source educational startup littleBits (2009), alongside arts activism such as the first Feminist Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon (2013). Everything we do is guided by a focus on our values: openness, invention and justice.
Our residents are chosen with inclusivity and equity as a priority. We receive hundreds of applications a year through a free online process and the adjudication process is carried out by a diverse group of jury members. Our residents become the guiding force of our public programs; the leaders of our workshops; and the contributors to our onsite and online discussions, all fueled by a belief in social impact.
Our public events are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend. The venue is ADA accessible, and we are working to further improve accessibility. We aim to offer American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, livestream and record all events with closed captioning, and work with a more accessible online application platform to host our residency application process.
We are located in Bushwick at 199 Cook Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206. If you get off from the middle of the Morgan Ave L platform you can turn right on Bogart Street, then right again on Cook Street (just before Flushing Ave). The next closest station is the JM-Flushing, walk down Flushing, take a left into Bushwick Ave and a right onto Cook Street.
Note that we are only open to the public during events. Reach out to [email protected] to learn more.
Our nearest train station is the L-Morgan station. The L-Morgan station does not have an elevator. The next closest station is the JM-Flushing which does have an elevator. For information on accessible transit on the MTA visit this link
Eyebeam is an accessible space. The 199 Cook Street entrance is accessible via a wheelchair ramp. Restrooms on the first floor are wheelchair accessible and the second floor restrooms are wheelchair accessible via an elevator. If you require accommodation, please contact J. Soto at least two weeks prior to the event via email at [email protected] or call (415) 410-4189 (voice only).
You can call us at (347) 378-9163 or reach us via email at [email protected].
199 Cook Street, Suite 104
Brooklyn, NY 11206