Wave Farm receives NEA Art Works grant
Dec 14, 2013 12:03 am
[caption width="280" align="alignright"] Wave Farm's Study Center transmission art library, artist residence, and radio studio.[/caption]National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced this week that free103point9 Inc. (aka Wave Farm) is one of 895 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Wave Farm is recommended for a $10,000 grant to support the Wave Farm Residency Program, a visiting artist program specific to transmission arts. The Wave Farm Residency program provides artists with an 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, a creative community radio station serving over 78,000 potential listeners in New York's Upper Hudson Valley, and international listeners online. Wave Farm Executive Director Galen Joseph-Hunter said, “Artists making work with and about the airwaves, is what transmission art is all about. These 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 this genre and the Wave Farm Residency Program acknowledged by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).” Visit http://wavefarm.org for more information.