Wave Farm Email Announcement November 2018

Nov 02, 2018 12:15 pm
New MAAF Guidelines for 2019, Pond Station new and improved, Food New York, 2018 Residency Season Highlights, Feeling Thankful..

Updated for 2019
Media Arts Assistance Fund Guidelines +
Application Now Available!

MAAF - Artists: wavefarm.org/mag/artists
MAAF - Organizations: wavefarm.org/mag/organizations

MAAF For Artists:
Applications due January 15

For individual artists, the New York State Council on the Arts in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF) provides support for the distribution and exhibition, as well as completion of works in all genres of sound and moving image art, including emergent technology. Grant awards assist artists in completing new work, reaching public audiences, and advance artistic exploration and public engagement in the media arts.

MAAF For Organizations
Applications due January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1

For organizations, 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 supports peer-to-peer mentoring and convening and conference attendance. Eligible organizations have missions specific to the media arts, dedicate the majority of their programming to technology as an art form, and are current NYSCA grantees. Priority will be given to NYSCA Electronic Media and Film grantees, applications from multi-disciplinary organizations, which incorporate technology as an art form will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Click here for more information.

MAAF is made possible through a regrant from the NYSCA Electronic Media and Film program. Applicants who have questions regarding eligibility are encouraged to contact Wave Farm at info@wavefarm.org after reading the guidelines in detail.


Pond Station: New and Improved!

Zach Poff returned to Wave Farm recently to make improvements to his Pond Station. A modular platform, Pond Station transmits the hidden activity within a freshwater pond from dawn until sundown. Pond Station serves as a live, generative, natural instrument for Wave Farm resident artists and visitors who may remix and interpret these otherwise inaccessible environmental sounds in their own work and radio broadcasts. 

Poff's replaced the Pond Station hydrophones (pictured above) with new ones as well as redesigned the mechanism for positioning them in the water. Poff's newly customized hydrophones include preamp modifications to open up the high-frequency response. He also made tripods to mount them on, so they sit above the pond's bottom.


2018 Residency Season Review

Last month the 2018 Wave Farm Residency Program season drew to a close, with an exceptional broadcast work by Aaron Dilloway. Have a listen here.

Pictured above: Resident artists and their work DinahBird and Jean-Philippe (Paris, France)Mollye Bendell (Baltimore, MD)Dan Tapper (Toronto, Canada)N. Adriana Knouf (Wellesley, MA)Kate Donovan (Berlin, Germany)Amanda Dawn Christie (Montreal, Canada)Angus Tarnawsky (Toronto, Canada)Doug Kaplan aka MrDougDoug (Chicago, IL)Clara Lou (Brooklyn, NY), and Aaron Dilloway (Oberlin, OH). The images above are just a few selections from the thousands taken by Bryan Zimmerman throughout the season.

Featured Transmit Partner: Food New York

Architecture firm Food New York is recently launched Food Radio, a radio program dedicated to design, environments and communities. The inaugural season, titled OFFICE HOURS, is a three-week program streaming live now from a storefront in Chinatown, NY produced in partnership with Wave Farm.

Each day, a selection of artists, designers, chefs, musicians and architects will be invited as guest hosts to introduce kids in and around Chinatown to creative people that have found their own ways of making a living by doing the things that they love.

Guests come from a diverse set of backgrounds and disciplines, including Angela Dimayuga, badass chef and James Beard Rising Star, A-Trak, world-renowned DJ, Kevin Ma, founder of cultural behemoth Hypebeast, Heron Preston, multi-faceted clothing designer, Jing Liu, award-winning architect, and the New York Public Library, among 30 others.

Artists will be present for live-streamed interviews as well as performances, open-offices and workshops. For example, on the opening night, October 26th, Angela Dimayuga offered a selection of her favorite local dishes for the public to come try.

In New York City, one in four Asian Americans live below the poverty line, the largest of any minority group. Unsurprisingly, many kids that grow up in this environment self-limit what they see themselves being able to do. Therefore, not unlike office hours in school, kids (from middle to high school) will be invited to visit the space, talk to the artists - especially those that may look like them - and see how they figured out how to carve out their own paths in life.

Radio is a simple medium that can be intimate yet far-reaching. Office Hours is streaming live-only from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. between October 26 and November 16. Each guest host will participate in a live in-person interview, and some will also run their office, hold meetings, stage workshops, perform and simply hang out in the space. Microphones will be installed throughout the storefront, picking up everything from scheduled programming to blank space. Anyone is welcome to stop by and participate.


LISTEN LIVE (Mon - Fri, 10 - 6)

Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM
Sustaining Supporter Campaign

During the recent Pull Over Pledge Drive, we more than doubled the number of WGXC Sustaining Supporters. Thank you!! This type of ongoing support not only spreads out the commitment for our donors over time, but also ensures ongoing support for the station in a way that is vital to the its longevity. 

At a time where independent media is under attack in ways that feel unimaginable, and at a time when general operation funding for the arts is facing more and more obstacles, Wave Farm's WGXC needs your support. As a small operation, every donation truly makes a critical impact.

As you consider your charitable giving for the year, we sincerely hope you will go to wgxc.org/donate. Use the dropdown menu to select a monthly donation level ranging from $5 - $300, or make a one-time donation. If you prefer to donate by phone you may do so at 518-697-7400. As always, your donations to Wave Farm are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.


Wave Farm programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the Greene County Legislature through the County Initiative Program, administered in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts; the Alexander and Marjorie Hover Foundation; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; the T. Backer Fund; the Joseph Family Charitable Trust; and hundreds of other generous individual donors.


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