MAAF for Organizations

NYSCA Electronic Media & Film in Partnership with Wave Farm

For organizations, Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF) provides funds to hire outside consultants to support organizational and professional development, as well as supports peer-to-peer mentoring and convening and conference attendance. With the exception of the Emerging Organizations Fellowship, 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 NYSCA Electronic Media & Film grantees; applications from multi-disciplinary organizations, which incorporate technology as an art form will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

MAAF for Organizations Opportunities:

Conferences and Convening
Peer-to-Peer Mentoring
Organizational Development
Professional Development
Emerging Organizations Fellowship

General Eligibility Notes

  • With the exception of the Emerging Organization Scholarship, applicants must be a current NYSCA Grantee.
  • Meals and hospitality are not eligible for MAAF support.
  • Travel outside of New York State is not eligible for MAAF support.
  • To Apply

    Select the MAAF for Organizations opportunity you are applying for from the submenu to the left on desktop, or above on mobile, to access each opportunity-specific guidelines and online application form link.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How many times a year can an organization apply for support?

  • Organizations are eligible for support in the Development categories, once each fiscal year. Requests for Conference attendance and Peer-to-Peer Mentoring are exempt from this restriction. Past grantees are not eligible to reapply in the same category until their most recently funded project is complete and their Final Report is submitted.
  • Is there information available about Past Grantees?

  • Administered by Wave Farm since 2011, MAAF is pleased to have supported the following organizations: African Voices Communications, Inc., Allied Productions, Inc., American Documentary, Inc., American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, American Museum of the Moving Image, Anthology Film Archives, Art Mission and Theater, Art Radio International, Inc. (dba: Clocktower Productions), AUDIENCE Inc., Audio Visual Arts (AVA), Burchfield Penney Art Center, Camera News, Inc. dba Third World Newsreel, Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange, Inc., Capitol Civic Center Inc. (Rome Capitol Theatre), Center for Holographic Arts, Center for New American Media, Inc., Chicken & Egg Pictures, Cinema Tropical Inc., Columbia County Council on the Arts, Complicated, Inc., CultureHub, Inc., Dance Films Association, Inc., Dance Works, Inc., Deep Dish TV, Dia Art Foundation, Downtown Community Television Center, Inc., Educational Video Center, Electronic Arts Intermix, Experimental Television Center Ltd., Eyebeam Atelier, Inc., Film Forum, Inc., Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Ithaca College, Fractured Atlas (Basilica Arts Inc.), Fractured Atlas (Rural Route Films), Games for Change, Global Action Project, Grand Street Community Arts (GSCA), Harvestworks, Inc., Harvestworks, Inc. (AUDIENCE Inc.), Havana Film Festival NY, Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station, Independent Media Arts Preservation, Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), Laboratory for Icon & Idiom, Light in Winter, Light Industry, Little Theatre, Maysles Institute, dba Maysles Documentary Center, Media Alliance Inc., Millenium Film Workshop, MoMA, Mono No Aware, Montez Press Radio, Museum of the Moving Image, National Black Programming Consortium, New American Cinema Group -- Filmmakers Cooperative, New Community Cinema Club, Inc., New York Film/Video Council, New York International Children's Film Festival, New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival, Inc., New York Women in Film and Television, Outpost Artists Resources, Inc., Paper Tiger TV, Rhizome Communications Inc., Rivertown Film Society, Inc., Rooftop Films (for Basilica Hudson), Rooftop Films, Inc., Roulette Intermedium, Inc., Saratoga Film Forum, School For Poetic Computation, Signal Culture, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Spark Media Project, Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center (Buffalo Media Resources, Inc.), Standby Program, Inc., The Black TV & Film Collective, The Brooklyn FilmShop Inc., The Brooklyn Rail, The Picture House Regional Film Center, The Strange, Time and Space Limited, Tribeca Film Institute, UnionDocs, Inc., United Palace of Cultural Arts, Upstate Independent Filmmakers Network, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, WNY Performance Center, Inc., Women Make Movies.
  • Contact Information for Questions

    Questions regarding your application should be directed to Wave Farm Please note that we will respond in as timely a fashion as possible prior to the deadline, however we recommend that you submit all questions well in advance of the application deadline. Please subscribe to Wave Farm's email list to receive announcements regarding this program as well as general Wave Farm news.

    MAAF is made possible through a regrant from the NYSCA Electronic Media & Film program.