(fellowship) Processing Foundation Fellowships 2017 (2016-12-19)

The Processing Foundation writes:

The Processing Foundation Fellowship Program supports the development and expansion of Processing, its affiliated projects, and their communities. Work done by fellows is supported through funding and mentorship from The Processing Foundation.

Open Call for 2017 Fellowships

Apply Now! Application Deadline: December 19, 2016, 11:59PM PST

The Processing Foundation is currently accepting applications for the
2017 Fellowship Program.

Processing Foundation Fellowships support artists, coders, and
collectives in visionary projects that conceive a new direction for
what Processing as a software and a community can do. Fellowships are
an integral part of the Processing Foundation’s work toward developing
tools of empowerment and access at the convergence of art and
technology. We encourage proposals that involve investigations into
what a fellow may not already know how to do. This can be initiated at
any level of expertise, and we are open to applicants from all
backgrounds and skill levels. We place more emphasis on proposals that
demonstrate enthusiasm, innovation, and the evolution of a fellow’s
practice rather than their pre-existing technical skills.

Projects can range from software development of the existing
Processing projects (Processing, p5.js, Processing.py), to creative
and exploratory research for new iterations, to community outreach
initiatives that address barriers to access and diversity. Our past
fellowships are good examples of work we believe is important, and of
how those projects have evolved into self-sustaining projects in their
own right. Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with
the list of fellowship ideas and previously supported work (below),
and to envision how their projects might continue beyond the
Foundation’s support. (For more details on the origins and aims of the
Fellowship program, check out this interview.)

Fellows will be selected by the Processing Foundation’s Board of
Directors. The Board will work with selected fellows to find
appropriate mentorship for the project. Fellows are awarded a stipend
of $3000 USD, at $30/hour for a total of 100 hours. As a culmination
of the fellowship, a public presentation will take place in the fall
of 2017 at a partnering organization. See Fellowship Guidelines for
more details.

Application period is open November 17 – December 19, 2016. Selected
fellows will be notified by January 15, 2017. Late applications will
not be accepted.