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 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 2023 Individual Artist Application is expected to be announced this 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