The city’s leading not-for-profit art and technology center Eyebeam have just announced plans to relocate from their current location in Chelsea’ to the BAM Cultural District in Brooklyn, an area that’s already become home to over forty arts organizations. Founded by filmmaker and entrepreneur John S. Johnson in 1997, the space has since evolved into a valuable resource for new and innovative work from artists and technologists alike.
By moving back to Brooklyn, where Eyebeam first grew and flourished, we will continue to contribute to and incubate new and innovative work in a community that is moving rapidly towards becoming a leader in arts and culture not only for New York but the nation.
– John S. Johnson
That’s big news. Seeing as many of Eyebeam’s talented artists and collaborators already reside in Brooklyn, many of the organization’s countless resources will now be available that much closer to home. While their current space is set to go on the market this Fall, the architect for their new space has yet to be determined but will be selected based on “their aesthetic creativity as well as their commitment to green and sustainable design.” Construction is set to begin sometime in 2014 and is expected to be completed by 2016.