Wave Farm is a non-profit arts organization driven by experimentation with broadcast media and the airwaves. A pioneer of the Transmission Arts genre, Wave Farm programs provide access to transmission technologies and support artists and organizations that engage with media as an art form. Major activities include the Wave Farm Artist Residency Program, Transmission Art Archive, WGXC 90.7-FM, and the Media Arts Assistance Fund in partnership with NYSCA EMF.

For organizations, the New York State Council on the Arts in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF) provides funds to hire outside consultants to support organizational and professional development, as well as supports peer-to-peer mentoring and convening and conference attendance. Eligible organizations have missions specific to the media arts, dedicate the majority of their programming to technology as an art form, and are current NYSCA grantees. Priority will be given to NYSCA Electronic Media and Film grantees, applications from multi-disciplinary organizations, which incorporate technology as an art form will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All applicants are strongly encouraged to review Eligibility Notes, Funding Criteria, Review Process, Frequently Asked Questions, and Contact for Questions information available at http://wavefarm.org/mag/organizations.

Are you a collective considering Non-Profit status? Are you a newly forming organization in need of guidance and information to help you make the decisions necessary to become a formal nonprofit, and/or 501(c)3? EMF MAAF is pleased to announce a new opportunity designed to assist and strengthen newly forming media arts organizations and activities across New York State. 

  • Funding Available: Fellows will receive up to $2,000 in consultation services with the New York      Council on Nonprofits (NYCON). 
  • Application Deadlines: January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1
  • Notification: Typically within 30 days
  • Period of Support: Determined by applicant and NYCON, within a 12-month period
  • Final Report Deadline: 60 days following support period end-date

Important Eligibility Notes:

  • Eligible groups are in a formative stage, and not yet a non-profit or 501(c)3
  • Nonprofit organizations no more than two years old are also eligible.
Final Reports are due no later than 60 days following the project end-date noted in your submitted application. Organizations who fail to submit their Final Report on time are ineligible for further support.

The Media Arts Assistance Fund Distribution/Exhbition Support grant period is March 1 - November 30. All grant-related expenditures with MAAF funds must take place within this time period. Final Reports must be submitted by December 31.
(A reminder that  your signed letter of agreement permits Wave Farm to reproduce the final report and any attachments you provide in any form, electronic or print, for educational or information purposes.)

The Media Arts Assistance Fund Distribution/Exhbition Support grant period is March 1, 2019 - February 28, 2020. All grant-related expenditures with MAAF funds must take place within this time period. Final Reports must be submitted by April 30, 2020. 

(A reminder that  your signed letter of agreement permits Wave Farm to reproduce the final report and any attachments you provide in any form, electronic or print, for educational or information purposes.)

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