NOTE: The 2019 Application Deadline has now passed. Guidelines for the 2020 Deadline will be updated Fall 2019, with the announcement of a January 2020 deadline. Please subscribe to Wave Farm's email list to receive announcements regarding this program as well as general Wave Farm news.

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