New York State Council on the Arts in Partnership with Wave Farm:

MAAF FOR ORGANIZATIONS

Current Grantees: Final Report information is located at the bottom of this page.

NEXT APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 1, 2018

The New York State Council on the Arts in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF) provides funds to hire outside consultants to support organizational and professional development, as well as convening and conference attendance. Eligible organizations have missions specific to the media arts, and dedicate the majority of their programming to technology as an art form. Applications from multi-disciplinary organizations will be considered on a case-by- case basis, but are not a MAAF priority. Organizations may request funding support up to a maximum amount of $4,000 for:

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

enables organizations to hire consultants to work with organizations in the evaluation and assessment of programs and operations, and planning for sustainability and growth. Proposals must be directed to consultant fees or other professional fees addressing: research, assessment, and evaluation of current programs; research and planning for new initiatives; strategic planning for new operations and partnerships; board development, staff retreats, succession planning; or preservation planning.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

builds knowledge and technical expertise of media arts organizational staff and Board members. Proposals must be directed to: staff training and education; Board training and education; seminars and workshops; or skill-share exchanges with other media arts facilities in New York State.

CONVENING

supports open lines of communication, information, consortium building and resource sharing among media arts organizations, including staff and sponsored artist attendance at New York State conferences. Organizations may apply for conducting one or two-day local, regional or State-wide convening on issues and topics relating to the media arts, and to facilitate targeted networking, focus groups and think tanks. Proposals may also be directed to attendance at festivals and conferences. Note that for conference attendance, $500 is the maximum award. Looking for the Media Match-Up opportunity? Visit https://wavefarm.org/mag.

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible organizations have missions specific to the media arts, and dedicate the majority of their programming to technology as an art form. Applications from multi-disciplinary organizations will be considered on a case-by- case basis, but are not a MAAF priority.

Project-based or operational support for consultants such as grant writing, hands-on fundraising, website management, or other activities such as side-by-side staff support, which may be considered staff positions are not eligible.

For implementation projects, requests must be made in conjunction with a thorough planning process. Implementation requests are not a priority and will be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Wave Farm's Media Arts Grants program (MAG) mag@wavefarm.org to discuss any questions you may have about your proposal in this regard.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

IMPORTANT NOTE: Wave Farm is now using Submittable for the MAAF application submission process. Applicants are strongly encourage to carefully and comprehensively read the information below before submitting an application. Please contact Wave Farm's Media Arts Grants program (MAG) mag@wavefarm.org with questions.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are NYSCA grantees eligible?
Yes. Organizations who receive direct NYSCA support (as well as those who do not) are eligible to apply to the Media Arts Assistance Fund.
Are multi-disciplinary organizations eligible?
The Media Arts Assistance Fund supports organizations with a strong commitment to media arts programming. Priority is given to organizations whose primary activities are specific to media as an art form including time-based and moving image media, and emergent technology. Multi-disciplinary organizations are eligible to submit requests for support, but should do so only for organizational and professional development projects that specifically address their media arts programs.
Is there an operating budget component to eligibility?
No. Organizations of all sizes are eligible.
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 New York State conference attendance are exempt from this restriction. Past grantees are not eligible to reapply until their most recently funded project is complete and their Final Report is submitted.
Are allocations of staff salaries or overhead eligible for support?
No. MAAF support must be directed to outside consultant fees.
For convening requests, are catering costs eligible for support?
No. Catering, hospitality, and related supplies are not eligible for MAAF support.
Does MAAF support expenses related to travel outside of New York State?
No, it does not. Your budget at large can include out of state travel, but you must show other income in your budget that meets this expense.
Does MAAF support conference attendance outside of New York State?
No, it does not. MAAF conference support requests are considered only for conferences/festivals that take place in New York State.
If funded, what is the proper credit language I should use?
"This project is made possible with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, a regrant from the NYSCA Electronic Media and Film program, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature."

Note: The NYSCA logo is NOT to be used by regrant recipients, in association with support from the Media Arts Assistance Fund.
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 | POV, American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Anthology Film Archives, Art Mission and Theater, Audio Visual Arts (AVA), Basilica Hudson, Brooklyn FilmShop Inc., Brooklyn Rail, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange, Inc., Center for Holographic Arts, Cinema Tropical Inc., Clocktower Radio (aka Art Radio International, Inc.), Columbia County Council on the Arts, Complicated Inc., CultureHub, Inc., Dance Film Archives, DanceWorks, Inc., Deep Dish TV, Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV), Electronic Arts Intermix, EMPAC, Experimental Television Center Ltd., Eyebeam Atelier, Film Forum, Film Makers Cooperative (aka New American Cinema Group, Inc.), Film Society of Lincoln Center, Games for Change, Global Action Project, Grand Street Community Arts, Harvestworks, Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station, Independent Media Arts Preservation, Jacob Burns Film Center, Laboratory for Icon & Idiom, Light in Winter, Light Industry, Little Theatre Film Society, Maysles Institute, Millenium Film Workshop, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of the Moving Image, National Black Programming Consortium, National Musuem of the American Indian, New Community Cinema Club, Inc., New York Film/Video Council, New York Lesbian & Gay Experimental Film, New York Women in Film and Television, Outpost Artists Resources, Rhizome, Rivertown Film Society, Rooftop Films, Roulette Intermedium Inc., Rural Route Films, Sanctuary for Independent Media (aka Media Alliance), Saratoga Film Forum, Signal Culture, Spark Media Project (formerly Children's Media Project), Squeaky Wheel (aka Buffalo Media Resources), Standby, Third World Newsreel (aka Camera News Inc.), Time and Space Limited, Tribeca Film Institute, UnionDocs, United Palace of Cultural Arts, Upstate Independents (aka Upstate Independent Filmmakers Network (UIFN), WAMC, WNY Performance Center, and Women Make Movies.

APPLICATION QUESTIONS

Once you have registered with Submittable, you will have access to the online submission form. Application questions include the following:

Organization Name
Sponsored Project?
Contact Name
Email Address
Postal Address
County
URL
Phone Number
Organizational Discipline
Type of Project
Composition of Audience
Number of Artists Participating
Number of Youths Benefitting
Number of Individuals Benefitting
Application Category
Request Amount
Proposal Summary
Proposal Narrative
Staff and Attendees
Consultants or Training Organization
Timetable
Budget
Supporting Documents

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR QUESTIONS

Questions regarding your application should be directed to Wave Farm's Media Arts Grants program (MAG) mag@wavefarm.org. 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.

FINAL REPORT FORMS FOR CURRENT GRANTEES:

Final Reports are due no later than 60 days following the project end-date noted in your signed agreement. Organizations who fail to submit their Final Report on time are ineligible for further support.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Wave Farm is now using Submittable for the MAAF submission process, including Final Reporting.

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