free103point9 AIRtime Fellowships 2010/2011. Deadline = JULY 15, 2010

May 31, 2010 6:16 pm
The AIRtime program provides artists with valuable assistance with which to concentrate on new transmission works and conduct research about the genre using free103point9's resource library and equipment holdings. Fellows present their work in conjunction with WGXC: Hands-on Radio, a FM radio station and media project in Greene and Columbia counties, upstate New York. Fellows receive an honorarium, and technical and administrative support from free103point9 staff. Participating artists are encouraged to archive recordings and other digital media with the free103point9 Transmission Art Archive project.

free103point9 defines “Transmission Arts” as a conceptual umbrella that unites a community of artists and audiences interested in transmission ideas and tools. The genre is informed by an intentional use of space—often the airwaves. Transmission Art manifests in participatory live art or time-based art including radio, video, light, installation, and performance.

Schedule & Fees

The 2010 deadline is July 15th. Fellowships span an 10-month period, and take place September 2010 through June 2011. Fellows will participate in the WGXC/Prometheus Radio Project Station Barnraising, September 24 -26, 2010, as well as have an opportunity present/perform/exhibit their completed projects in the spring of 2011. This program is designed to accommodate artists who have other committments during the fellowship period; specific scheduling of research trips and public programs will be determined in collaboration with successful Fellows after the selection process.

Each AIRtime Fellow is awarded an artist fee of $1,000. At this time additional funding for travel expenses is unavailable.


This is an international open call for proposals. Artists pursuing an AIRtime Fellowship should either posses a significant body of past transmission-based work, or a compelling argument in support of their future work within the transmission art genre.

Full-time students without a significant history of artmaking outside their studies are considered ineligible.


Fellows will be given the opportunity to present their work in at least two public settings. Presentations may include workshops, artist talks, performance, and/or installation. Applicants should be committed to participating in this aspect of the program.

Review Process

Applications will be reviewed by free103point9 staff for completeness and guideline compliance.

All eligible applications will then be reviewed by a review panel comprised of free103point9 staff, Board members, and past AIRtime artists. The review panel convenes in July, with grantees announced in August. The names of the panelists for each cycle remain confidential until after the grants are announced.

More information and online application:
Wave Farm / WGXC Acra Contact Info
Mailing: PO Box 13 Acra, NY 12405
Main Office / Acra Studio
(518) 622-2598
WGXC Office
(518) 697-7400
WGXC Hudson Studio
(518) 828-0290
WGXC Feedback
(518) 212-7509
Wave Farm / WGXC Acra Studio: 5662 Route 23 Acra, NY 12405
WGXC Hudson Studio: 369 Warren St. Hudson, NY 12534