NYSCA Regrant Programs

To provide more opportunities for artists and arts organizations, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) partners with select grantees to administer NYSCA funding in the form of regrants. These grants serve individual artists, media arts practitioners, small theatres, museum collections, literary organizations, historic sites and museums and represent a variety of goals, including professional development, historic preservation, and the creation of new work. Wave Farm is pleased to have worked with NYSCA in this capacity since 2009. Our current NYSCA Regrant Programs include:

Arts in Corrections NYS

NYSCA in Partnership with Wave Farm: Arts in Corrections NYS supports arts programming inside approximately 10 Department of Corrections and Supervision (DOCCS) and participating Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) facilities across New York State. In partnership with teaching artists, non-profit organizations design and facilitate a series of 12-week, in-person workshops, providing system-impacted individuals with programming in a variety of disciplines including the visual arts, electronic media/film, music, and literature.

Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF)

NYSCA in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF) supports electronic media and film organizations, as well as individual artists, in all regions of New York State. The Fund provides unique and critical support with a focus on sustainability and public engagement. Please direct all questions to

MAAF For Organizations

For organizations, MAAF provides funds to support technical strategies for online development as well as to hire outside consultants to support organizational and professional development. 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 Electronic Media and Film organizations. Applications from multi-disciplinary organizations that incorporate art and technology will be considered on a case-by-case basis for applications that are specific to their media arts activities.

MAAF For Artists

For individual artists, MAAF provides support for the completion and/or public presentation of new 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.

New York Media Arts Map

The New York Media Arts Map is designed for cultural organizations, artists, and the general public; it features organizations with a deep commitment to media art and to technology as an art form. The Map is a vital tool for identifying art and technology networks, services and opportunities throughout New York State, connecting us to each other and to essential information about Media Arts statewide. The Map features a variety of resources including a funding calendar, consultant directory and convening archive. The Map also identifies contemporary media art activities, events and initiatives on a local and regional scale, representing a broad spectrum of independent media practice.

Hosted by Wave Farm, the Map is a project of the NYSCA Electronic Media/Film Program, funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.