Wave Farm to receive NEA grant
Wave Farm announced Thu., Dec. 15, it has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant for the 2017 Wave Farm Residency Program. The Art Works category focuses on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. “The arts are for all of us, and by supporting organizations such as Wave Farm, the National Endowment for the Arts is providing more opportunities for the public to engage with the arts,” NEA Chairman Jane Chu said in a statement. The $15,000 award will help sustain the Wave Farm Residency Program, which provides artists the opportunity to concentrate on new transmission works and conduct research about the genre using the Wave Farm Study Center resource library. In conjunction with their residencies, artists perform, are interviewed, and create playlists for broadcast on Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM. Wave Farm Executive Director Galen Joseph-Hunter said, “Artists making work with and about the airwaves, is what the Wave Farm Residency Program is all about. Artists create new transmission artworks while in residence. Their projects experiment with the radio spectrum, reinvent radio theatre, or use transmission in performance, composition, and installation. We are grateful and honored to have the significance of the transmission arts genre and the Wave Farm Residency Program acknowledged by the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works support this year is particularly meaningful as 2017 is Wave Farm’s 20th Anniversary year.” Applications for the 2017 Residency Program are due February 1. More information is available at Wave Farm [dot] org [slash] TA [slash] residencies. WGXC is a Program Division of Wave Farm.