Fiscal Sponsorship

Fiscal sponsorship is a formal arrangement in which a 501(c)(3) public charity sponsors a project that may lack exempt status. This alternative to starting your own nonprofit allows you to seek grants and solicit tax-deductible donations under your sponsor's exempt status.

Wave Farm provides fiscal sponsorship to artists and organizations on a case-by-case basis for projects that are aligned with Wave Farm's organizational mission. Inquiries should be directed to well in advance of any related grant deadline.

Fiscally Sponsored Organizations

Montez Press Arts (aka Montez Press Radio) (2020-2023): Wave Farm fiscally sponsored Montez Press Arts as they developed from an emerging organization to achieving their independent 501(c)3 status. Based in New York City's Chinatown, Montez Press Radio gives artists the opportunity to experiment in radio broadcasting and play in the boundaries of conversation, performance, installation, and sound by offering airtime, recording technologies, live performance space, and documentation. Wave Farm continues to provide administrative support to Montez Press Radio through Consultant Services as an extension of both organizations' commitment to collaboration and mutual aid. For more information about Wave Farm's Consultant Services, please contact

Fiscally Sponsored Artist Projects (2024)

Wave Farm is pleased to sponsor the following projects that have received 2024 funding from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Support for Artists Opportunity.

Johann Diedrick (Brooklyn, NY): [ the hurricanes in your mouth ] is a new media sonic performance weaving together Jamaican sound system culture, pirate radio, and speculative Black performance practices that engage our ability to create new forms of sonic fugitivity through wind.

Timmy Simonds (New York, NY): The Miss Othmar School for Teachers is a participant-engaged artwork that explores the act of teaching as performance through public radio broadcasts and workshops. This interdisciplinary project asks: "What would a school be with only teachers?"

Hans Tammen (Brooklyn, NY): Bohnenberger's Machine for Dark Circuits Orchestra is a 60-minute composition, which consists of 15 performers of electronic instruments, one bagpipe, and one drummer. It will premiere at Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn late 2024.

Elia Vargas (Buffalo, NY): Heliotechnics/Heliotechniques is a speculative media art project that explores new ways of thinking about energetic entities, such as petroleum, whale oil, electricity, and the sun to decenter anthropocentric representations of nature, culture, and technology.

Dawn Weleski (Earlville, NY): Refuse Refuse: Radio is a theatrical radio series that dramatizes current and impending climate catastrophe in rural Central New York.

Fiscally Sponsored Artist Projects (2023)

Wave Farm is pleased to sponsor the following projects who have received 2023 funding from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Support for Artists Opportunity.

Lea Bertucci (Kingston, NY): Murmurations, a new work for electronically processed voices, explores the space between linguistic sense and nonsense. Utilizing practices of the conceptual writing movement, this work aims to braid the textural and textual into a single sonic stream.

Seth Cluett (New York, NY): No Small Matter is a set of miniature media works using sound to point up the problematic effect of inherited 19th c. modes of engaging the natural world as an aesthetic respite on effectively communicating the scope and scale of climate change.

eteam (Earlton, NY): Semi-Moons is a video series and a hybrid performance that asks: What is our relationship to our tech devices? What do we want from them, what do they want from us?

Maximilian Goldfarb (Hudson, NY): Freshkill is a functional object and an ecological-architectural sculpture imbued with meaning from its history, form, and application. It will contain artifacts and perform as a generative platform for presenting the acoustic ecology of its site.

Charles Stobbs (New York, NY): Chiral Proscenium involves the long term outdoor installation of a large-scale sculptural work at Wave Farm. In reference to a proscenium arch, the installation will exist as an intervention into the landscape while providing a venue for performance.

Fiscally Sponsored Artist Projects (2022)

Wave Farm is pleased to sponsor the following projects who have received 2022 funding from the New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Program.

David Goren (Brooklyn, NY): Irradiant Waves: Tracing Neighborhoods in the Sky is a transmission art installation designed to evoke New York City's vibrant and transgressive unlicensed FM radio soundscape in a contained space.

Kathy High (Averill Park, NY): Stress Mess proposes to create augmented reality networks of care tracking invisible autoimmune disease stresses. From immunological research on High’s own body, she will develop soundscapes and augmented reality segments riffing off internal stress.

Jen Kutler (Newfield, NY): Measures is a networked media art system using a wrist-worn electronic device created to generate and archive sound works created from sonifying the users' physiological indicators of empathy.

Heidi Neilson (Long Island City, NY): Remote Magnetometer (RM) is a sculpture which emulates a scientific instrument attached to a satellite 22,000 miles from Earth. Using live feeds from the satellite itself, the sculpture responds to what is happening in real time in Earth’s orbit.

Read more about NYSCA's Round Three Grants which invest in over 300 artists across New York State.

NYSCA's next Individual Artist Application is expected to be announced in the spring. If you would like to discuss Wave Farm Fiscal Sponsorship, please write to

Other opportunities at Wave Farm include:

  • Wave Farm Transmission Art Artist Residency Program open to international artists
  • Media Arts Assistance Fund for NYS Media Artists
  • Media Arts Assistance Fund: Support for NYS Media Arts Organizations
  • Broadcast opportunities on Wave Farm Radio including WGXC 90.7-FM