MAAF for Organizations

MAAF for Organizations

NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm

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 NYSCA Electronic Media and Film grantees, applications from multi-disciplinary organizations, which incorporate technology as an art form will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Opportunity: MAAF Forward Fund for Organizations

NYSCA supported organizations may apply for support in two categories: 

  • Technical Strategies for Online Development
  • Outside Consultants for Organizational Development

A maximum request for each application is $2,500. Organizations may submit one request per application deadline. Each application must be for a separate and distinct request.

Application Deadlines
  • Spring: May 1, 2021 
  • Fall: October 1, 2021

Eligibility notes:

  • Organizations have missions specific to the media arts, and dedicate the majority of their programming to technology as an art form.
  • Applicants must be a 2020 or 2021 NYSCA Grantee.
  • Priority will be given to NYSCA Electronic Media and Film grantees, applications from multi-disciplinary organizations, which incorporate technology as an art form will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Meals and hospitality are not eligible for MAAF support.
  • Funding may not be used for travel.

Technical Strategies for Online Development

 In 2020 the MAAF Forward Fund helped organizations prioritize the role of technology in their transitions to remote operations and to online platforms for public engagement. In 2021, MAAF will continue to support these activities with an eye toward research, planning, and implementation of long-term solutions.

Outside Consultants for Organizational Development

MAAF provides funds 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 NYSCA Electronic Media and Film grantees, applications from multi-disciplinary organizations, which incorporate technology as an art form will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applications Must Be Submitted Online

Wave Farm uses the online platform Submittable for the MAAF Artists application submission process. Applicants are strongly encouraged to carefully and comprehensively read the information on this page before submitting an application. Please contact Wave Farm at info@wavefarm.org with questions.

2021 Application

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Once you have registered with Submittable, you will have access to the online submission form.

Application Preview PDF

While your application must be submitted online, you may access a preview of the form via this link.

Notification and Reporting Timeline

  • Notification: Typically within 30 days
  • Period of Support: Determined by applicant, within a 12-month period
  • Final Report Deadline: 60 days following support period end-date