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Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism


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.

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.

In an effort to be responsive to an ever-fluctuating news cycle, artists and artist-journalist teams can apply to ECFJ for support of their work on a rolling basis.


ECFJ supports a variety of work, including: text, photography, audio and video. Artists and artist-journalist teams with longer-term, research-intensive projects are also encouraged to apply.

At this time, final pieces must be in English.

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


Grant support ranges from $500 to $5,000 per project.


Each applicant must provide

  • 300-word project description
  • Assignment letter from an editor
  • A reference contact or letter of support
  • Two samples of past work
  • Detailed budget of expenses (travel costs, per diem and research costs are acceptable)