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.
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.
Individual artists, collectives, artist-journalist teams (including journalists on staff at a publication) can apply. Collectives must have work samples that reflect a history of working together.
• Domestic and international applicants are welcome.
• Applicants must have an existing commission letter from an editor.
• Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
• Applications must be in English.
• 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)
At this time, final pieces must be in English.
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