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6.06 EdLab Art Commission

Projects >> Foundational (2005-2010)

2016 Art Commissions

Statement of Purpose

EdLab is offering funding, exhibition space and support to artists who explore the intersections between education, technology, data, art, and media. The goal of EdLab Art Commissions is to create novel, meaningful, and transformative experiences in the context of a graduate school of education, health, and psychology. Selected artists complete multimedia art projects, which lead to public outcomes including installations and performances, seminars, public discussion, and publication.

With support from the Myers Foundations, EdLab will award selected artists up to $20,000 to collaborate on imaginative new work based on the concepts above. Artists will work alongside the EdLab design team to create art that impacts the community on campus, in New York, and beyond.

EdLab is also open to exhibiting and/or purchasing relevant existing work. Funding for existing work varies by project.

Background Information

EdLab was established at Teachers College in 2005 to advance education in the post-industrial age. Located within the Gottesman Libraries, EdLab is a research and development unit organized to support educational software development, media design, educational consulting, and publishing. In addition to holding the largest collection of materials devoted to the educating professions, the Gottesman Libraries has developed a range of new services to meet the needs of students and faculty members interested in accessing and producing educational and research materials in multiple media.

See our Gallery of EdLab Art Commissions to learn more about past commissions.

Please view the full GUIDELINES FOR PROPOSALS for additional information on developing a full proposal.

Important Dates

February 5: Announcement of the 2016 Art Commissions

March 7: Applications are due
Proposals include:

  • Letter of Intent for project
  • No more than 10 Portfolio pieces
  • CV/Resume
  • Short Bio and contact info
  • 3 References

March 7-31: EdLab team reviews proposals and generates pool of up to 5 finalists to further develop their proposals with the EdLab team

April 1-30: EdLab team selects up to 3 artists for a commission

April-onward: Selected artists finalize contracts with EdLab and commence collaborations

We look forward to your application!