MAAF for Individual Artists

Distribution / Exhibition Support

NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm

The goal of MAAF Distribution / Exhibition Support is to ensure completed works are experienced by public audiences. Funds are available for projects, finished during the most recent calendar year, that demonstrate a practical distribution plan, appropriate to the completed work and the intended public context. The successful applicant will submit a detailed distribution strategy and plan, as well as identify intended exhibition venue(s), and audience(s).

  • Funding Available: details to be announced fall 2020
  • Application Deadline: January 15, 11:59 p.m. EST
  • Notification Date: March
  • Period of Support: 12 Months (March - February)
  • Final Report Deadline: April 30
  • Important Eligibility Notes:
    • Works-in-progress (including works in post-production) are not eligible for Distribution/Exhibition Support. See Completion Support.
    • Distribution plans that entail production at any level, including works that are performative, are not eligible.
    • Applicants may not apply to MAAF Completion and Distribution/Exhibition funds in the same year.
    • Applicants who receive MAAF Completion support may apply for Distribution/Exhibition support of the same project in the following year.
    • IMPORTANT: If you have not already reviewed General Eligibility Notes for MAAF Artists. Please do so here.

    2021 Application: Available Fall 2020

    Review Process

    • Applications will be reviewed by Wave Farm staff for eligibility, completeness, and guideline compliance.
    • Eligible applications are then reviewed by a peer panel comprised of NYS media arts professionals.
    • The peer review panel convenes in February/March, and funding recommendations are based on panel review ratings.
    • Panel ratings/recommendations are then reviewed by Wave Farm and NYSCA EMF in March for final determination.
    • All applications and proposals will be reviewed in a manner consistent with the policies and procedures of the NYSCA Electronic Media/Film program.