CALL FOR ARTISTS: Survival, Resistance, Gentrification

The Digital Matrix Commissions Program invites artists to create work in digital and new-media forms. Chosen artists will receive an honorarium of $5,000 and a nine-month commission. The commissioned project will be featured on Applicants can be located in any part of the world as the program is predominately internet based. The next commission period runs from January 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009.

This year, we request proposals that explore “mapping” as it relates to survival, resistance, and gentrification. How do artists respond to it? How do these issues affect community? How can the internet or web-based technology be used to address these concerns?

We encourage projects that present a South Bronx context. All projects must feature internet-based interactivity.


Monday, February, 4, 2008


We invite artists working in both traditional and digital media. Artists of color and women, and Bronx artists are especially encouraged to apply.

NOT ELIGIBLE: Previous recipients of the Longwood Cyber Residency or Digital Matrix Commissions, full-time graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in any degree program during the residency period, and recipients of any 2007 Bronx Council on the Arts’ awards: Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO), Bronx Writers’ Center Fellowship, or Chapter One Fiction Award.