About Wave Farm Grants
Wave Farm's Grants activities include Fiscal Sponsorship as well as the Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF), a Regrant Partnership with NYSCA Electronic Media/Film, which supports media art organizations, as well as individual artists, in all regions of New York State. The New York Media Arts Map identifies art and technology projects and activity throughout NYS supported by NYSCA Electronic Media & Film and the Wave Farm MAAF partnership.
Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF)
NYSCA Electronic Media/Film 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
In FY2020, the July and October MAAF Deadlines will focus on the NEW! MAAF Forward Fund, supporting NYSCA EMF and VAP program grantees to address the role of technology in the current transition of public engagement. Opportunities returning in 2021: Conferences and Convening, Peer-to-Peer Mentoring, Organizational Development, Professional Development, and the Emerging Organizations Fellowship. Click here for more information.
For individual artists, NYSCA Electronic Media/Film 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. Click here for more information.
To be newly launched in 2019, 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 Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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 email@example.com well in advance of any related grant deadline.