MAAF for Organizations
MAAF Forward Fund
NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm
The Media Arts Assistance Forward Fund (MAAF Forward Fund) is addressing the role of technology in the current transition of public engagement, with a focus on technical strategies for regenerative online development. With limited resources, we are looking to help organizations advance remote operations through quick turnaround and flexible support.Grants will be made in range of $500 - $2,000, with two applications deadlines: July 1, 2020 and October 1, 2020.
- Applicant organizations must be 2019 and/or 2020 NYSCA EMF or VAP program grantees, who have not already received FY2020 MAAF Organizational Development support.
- A limit of one Forward Fund grant will be available to applicants during the 2020 calendar year.
Applications Must Be Submitted Online
Wave Farm uses the online platform Submittable for the MAAF Organization application submission process. Please contact Wave Farm at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Once you have registered with Submittable, you will have access to the online submission form. The MAAF Forward Fund has been streamlined for applicants in 2020. In addition to basic organization and contact information requested, the application contains two questions:
1. In which of the following Online Engagement categories will you use the funds? (Please check all that apply.)
REENVISION, PLAN, DESIGN, such as:
Become informed about different platforms and methods
Plan for and implement online and virtual programming
New Audience Engagement Design
PLATFORMS, such as:
Live Streaming/Viewing & Listening/Virtual Tours
Integrate and Manage Promotion and Marketing
Convening and Social Gathering
Educational Programs / Distance Learning / Webinars
Earned Income / Online Ticketing
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, such as:
Develop Board and Staff Expertise
Contract Programmers and Developers
EQUIPMENT, such as:
Identify Appropriate Technology for the Need
Hardware and Software Acquisition
CONNECTIVITY, such as:
Assess Bandwidth Needs (organization and audiences)
Securing Sufficient Internet Access
Strategies for Engaging Audiences Without High-speed Internet
STORAGE & PRESERVATION, such as:
Server / Cloud Storage
Migration of Organizational Archives to Online Platforms
Adopt Digital Asset Management System
MAAF is made possible through a regrant from the NYSCA Electronic Media/Film program.