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 individual artists, the New York State Council on the Arts in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF) provides support for the completion, as well as distribution and exhibition of works in all genres of sound and moving image art, including emergent technology. Grant awards assist artists in completing new work, reaching public audiences, and advance artistic exploration and public engagement in the media arts.
For the purposes of these grants, MAAF considers Media Arts as moving image and sound art works. MAAF is not able to support the completion or distribution/exhibition of works that employ the media arts in service of another discipline, or in creative expression through science and technology such as BioArt, including the environmental arts per se. Although MAAF recognizes moving image and sound art works may incorporate these elements, proposals that focus solely on the environmental/bio sciences as the artistic centerpiece will not be considered at this time.
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/artists.
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.
The Wave Farm Residency program provides artists with a valuable opportunity to concentrate on new transmission works and conduct research about the genre using the Wave Farm Study Center resource library. In conjunction with their residencies, artists perform, are interviewed, and create playlists for broadcast on Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM, a creative community radio station serving over 78,000 potential listeners in New York's Upper Hudson Valley, and international listeners online. Residencies (taking place June - October) span 10-days, with a Friday arrival, and Sunday departure. Wave Farm Artists-in-residence receive a $700 artist fee.