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Eyebeam Launches Arts Grant Program for Journalistic Projects

The Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in Brooklyn has announced the launch of the Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ), a program that will provide grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to artists pursuing journalistic work on topics such as technology and data privacy, disinformation, artificial intelligence, and the 2018 and 2020 elections. Financed by Craig Newark Philanthropies, ECFJ will accept applications on a rolling basis and will be headed by Marisa Mazria Katz, founding editor of Creative Time’s publishing branch Creative Time Reports, where she facilitated partnerships with The Intercept, Al Jazeera, and The Guardian, among other publications.

“I have seen firsthand how powerful artists’ work can be within the pages of major media,” said Mazria Katz in a statement. “Artists can be uniquely capable of creating journalistic pieces that shift dominant news narratives, and a project like ECFJ ensures that more of them will be supported in this groundbreaking work.”

Craig Newark added: “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.”