Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism
Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) launches impactful journalism in partnership with major media outlets. ECFJ is an experimental grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets through a rolling application process.
The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism ( ECFJ ) is an experimental grant-making program that supports artists and artist-journalist teams 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 grantees 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.
Submissions should focus on the following issues:
• Data privacy
• 2020 elections
• Role of technology in society
• Political influence campaigns
• Interrogating harmful technologies
• Countering disinformation
• Artificial Intelligence
Frequently asked questions
ECFJ in the Press
An Investigation Into Uighur Detention Camps Funded by Eyebeam Art and Technology Center Has Won a Pulitzer Prize Art Net News
How to block Big Tech with Kashmir Hill NBC News
Trying to cut tech giants out of your life is even harder than you think Marketplace
Why We Can’t Break Up With Big Tech NPR
Can Artists Be Journalists? A New York Non-Profit Thinks the News Industry Would Benefit From Artists’ Involvement Frieze
Eyebeam Center Invites Artists to Delve Into Journalism The New York Times
Eyebeam Launches Arts Grant Program for Journalistic Projects Artforum
The Founder of Craigslist Is Funding a Program That Pays Artists to Pursue Journalism artnet
NY nonprofit offers grants to artists producing journalism AP News
Support this program and the groundbreaking and urgent work of these artist journalists.
The inaugural year of this program has been 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