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Processing Foundation Fellowship

Processing Foundation Fellowship


Fellowships are an essential element of the Processing Foundation’s work toward developing tools of empowerment and access, and in nurturing the needs of the communities who use Processing software.

Fellowships are self-initiated projects proposed by members of the Foundation's community, which they support with mentorship; infrastructural, technical, and practical resources; and community connections.

The Foundation chooses a cohort for the year that comprises a range of distinct and dynamic work, and much of their decisions are based not only on the strength of the proposal, but how they feel they can best support the fellow in the trajectory of their practice.


Projects can range from development of the existing Processing software projects (Processing, p5.js,, Processing for Android), to creative and exploratory research for new iterations. The Foundation places the most emphasis on projects that activate, foster, and cultivate community, speaking to the needs of specific groups through outreach and engagement. Barriers to access and diversity should be thoughtfully addressed and included in the project’s scope. They are less interested in funding an individual’s art practice, and more interested in supporting work that uses Processing software to creatively connect a group of people—be they students and educators, creators and users, artists and the public, or activists and organizers.

  • They are open to applicants from all backgrounds and skill levels, and support proposals that involve investigations into what a fellow may not already know how to do.
  • They are attentive to proposals that demonstrate enthusiasm, innovation, and the evolution of a fellow’s practice rather than their pre-existing technical skills.
  • They choose projects that will have a significant impact on the fellow’s practice, offering the fellow much-needed resources and support.


  • Mentorship
  • Project Documentation
  • Stipend of USD $3,000
  • Community