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NY nonprofit offers grants to artists producing journalism

October 15, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City-based art nonprofit says it will finance artists producing journalistic work on subjects like disinformation and the upcoming U.S. elections.

Eyebeam Director Roderick Schrock tells the New York Times that artists working in any medium are eligible and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning Monday. The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism will offer commissions ranging from $500 to 5,000 for artists to produce journalism for major media outlets.

The grant program is underwritten by Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the foundation created by the Craigslist founder.

Officials at the nonprofit say they are encouraging applications from artists seeking to tackle topics like countering disinformation, the role of technology in society and interrogating potentially harmful technologies.

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Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com