Opportunities abound! Apply for Residencies, Grants, Broadcasts in 2022

Dec 03, 2021 9:00 am
Opportunities abound! Apply for Residencies, Grants, Broadcasts in 2022
Wave Farm news in December:

What a year! We are still riding high from the stellar works created by Wave Farm 2021 Artists-in-residence, WGXC programmers, this year's Radio Art Fellow, and the truly breathtaking Rozart Mix (Stay tuned for a record release.)

We are so grateful to those of you who have already shown generous support to the Wave Farm Year-end Capital Campaign, getting us closer to being solar powered and outfitted with a new FM transmitter in the New Year. For those still considering charitable giving in 2021, please keep Wave Farm in mind!

Our December e-mail missive is focused on opportunities for you! Apply for a Wave Farm Residency, which in 2022 is focused on collaborating duos. Apply for MAAF Funding, Wave Farm's regrant partnership with NYSCA that supports New York State Media Artists and Organizations. International radio and sound artists are invited to submit work to Short Waves / Long Distance 2022, a redux of a program we ran five years ago, updated this time around now in collaboration with Montez Press Radio! 

There are lots of opportunities to listen too! The Conduction Series is a new monthly radio broadcast that we are excited about, and we are thrilled to have Jahnessa Hope Mackey back on the WGXC airwaves Sunday mornings with Slap of Reality. Christof Migone's annual December 12 event -AND- is coming up and will be a treat for both ears and eyes. For those looking for thinking and learning opportunities a final reminder that the Rethinking Residencies Symposium is next week and registration is free and open to all.

Wishing everyone a peaceful conclusion to 2021, and a fruitful and healthy year ahead.

- Wave Farm

Guidelines and Application Now Available

Wave Farm Residency Program 2022

Application Deadline: February 1, 2022

In 2022, the Wave Farm Residency Program will thematically focus on artists working as duos. We believe something very special happens with two collaborating artists are given dedicated time, space, and resources to work together with uninterrupted focus, and Wave Farm looks forward to a dedicated season supporting this theme, especially on the heels of the isolation imposed by the pandemic. Applicants are invited to propose visual and sonic projects that fall within the Transmission Arts genre. Employing the electromagnetic spectrum, Transmission Art encompasses work in participatory live art or time-based art such as radio, video, light, installation, and performance, as well as a multiplicity of other practices and media, informed by an intentional act of transmission through space (often the airwaves). Please visit https://wavefarm.org/ta/about for more information. While in-residence, artists are also provided with hands-on opportunities to interact with, and 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. In 2022, each individual Wave Farm Artist-in-residence will receive a $500 artist fee. Women, gender non-comforming people, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Learn More + Apply

Guidelines and Application Now Available

Media Arts Assistance Fund

Wave Farm in Partnership with NYSCA EMF

MAAF for Artists

For individual artists, MAAF provides support for the completion and/or public presentation of new 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.

New York State Artists may apply for up to $7,500 to support the completion and/or public presentation of a new or recently completed media artwork.

Program Timeline
  • Application Deadline: July 1, 2022
  • Notification: August 31, 2022
  • Public Announcement of Grantees: September 2022
  • Project Period September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2023
  • Final Report Deadline: October 31, 2023
Women, gender non-comforming people, and people of color are encouraged to apply.
Learn More + Apply

MAAF Forward Fund for Organizations

For organizations, MAAF provides funds to support technical strategies for online development as well as to hire outside consultants to support organizational and professional development. 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 Electronic Media and Film organizations. Applications from multi-disciplinary organizations that incorporate art and technology will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

NYSCA supported organizations may apply for support in two categories 

  • Technical Strategies for Online Development
  • Outside Consultants for Organizational Development

A maximum request for each application is $2,500. Organizations may submit one request per application deadline. Each application must be for a separate and distinct request.

Application Deadlines
  • Spring: May 1, 2022 
  • Fall: October 1, 2022
Learn More + Apply

Guidelines and Application Now Available

Short Waves / Long Distance Open Call

Wave Farm in Partnership with The Shortwave Shindig, Winter SWL Fest, and Montez Press Radio

Wave Farm, Montez Press Radio, and The North American Shortwave Association are pleased to announce “Short Waves / Long Distance,” an open call for works exploring the sonics of the shortwave radio spectrum (2-30 mHz), and the experience of long distance listening. The call is in conjunction with the 35th Anniversary of the Winter Shortwave Listener’s Fest and Wave Farm’s 25th Anniversary, both of which will be celebrated in 2022.

Selected works will be:

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2022

Submission Guidelines and Instructions:

  • Submissions are welcomed from all genres.
  • Both pre-existing and newly created works are eligible. Please note: Works submitted to the 2017 Open Call are ineligible, regardless of their selection status.
  • Works should not exceed ten minutes in duration.

Shortwave Listening Resources:


Learn More + Apply

New to your WGXC 90.7-FM Radio Dial!

The Conduction Series

First Friday of the Month from 4:10 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Artists, educators, and students from CU Boulder, UC Santa Cruz, and SUNY Buffalo come together to create a monthly live radio series using the platform “Mezcal” developed by August Black, and airing on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM Radio for Open Ears in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley. This month's broadcast features August Black, Jason Sanford, Betsey Biggs, Teri Rueb, Max Goldfarb, Andy DiLallo, Jason Geistweidt, Anna Friz, Nima Bahrehmand, and Biyi Wen.

Slap of Reality

Sundays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Your Sunday "Slap of Reality"! Jahnessa Hope Mackey brings the heat with her top music picks and hot topics of the week. Call in to request your favorite songs and share how you feel about the hot topics of the week. Live from the WGXC Hudson Studio.

Alt Space Loop (Seoul), Arraymusic (Toronto), Avatar (Québec), CRiSAP (London UK), Errant Bodies Press (Berlin), FADO (Toronto), Radius (Chicago), Resonance Extra (London UK), squint _ _ _ _ _ _ press (Québec/Toronto), Wave Farm (Acra NY), Western University  (London ON), Zone Sound Creative (Taipei) present

The second in a series of twelve annual events taking place on December 12 from 12 noon to midnight (EST). Each year the event will move through each word of the 12-word phrase ‘you and I are water earth fire air of life and death’ and activate the word of the year in myriad ways. This year the word is ‘and’, consequently the focus is on repetitions, conjunctions, and duos. Last year it started with ‘you’, this year we connect you to anything and everything that you are together-with. Or, we get stuck in the very act that ‘and’ opens up, into the enormity that the so-what-next that ‘and’ implies. ‘And’ is all possibilities in a nutshell. For the full program go to -AND- or you and I are water earth fire air of life and deathOrganized by Christof Migone.

Rethinking Residencies Symposium

Three days of conversations, lectures, and videos on visual art residencies.

Wednesday, December 8, 3 - 4:30 p.m. 
Thursday, December 9,  2- 5 p.m.
Friday, December 10, 2 - 6:30 p.m.
Online, Free with registration

The Rethinking Residencies Symposium invites artists, curators, scholars, and residency organizations worldwide to come together to address residency programs as critical sites of production within the field of visual arts. The symposium will consider existing scholarship and cultivate new thinking about the history, institutional structures, and conditions of visual art residencies.

Founded in 2014, Rethinking Residencies is the first network of New York-based artist and curator residency programs, and the symposium will be its most extensive event to date. The 16 member institutions of Rethinking Residencies generate knowledge and resources, anchored together in cooperation and collaboration.

The Rethinking Residencies Symposium will result in a digital publication that will launch in Spring 2022. Recorded videos of the symposium will also be permanently available online in January 2022.

Rethinking Residencies members are Abrons Art Center, Eyebeam, Fire Island Artist Residency, Flux Factory, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), Queens Museum, Pioneer Works, Recess, Shandaken Projects, EFA Project Space’s SHIFT Residency, Triangle, Wave Farm, Wave Hill and W.O.W. Project.

The Rethinking Residencies Symposium is organized in partnership with the Vera List Center For Art and Politics at The New School and is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.  

Your charitable contributions to Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM make a world of difference, now more than ever!


Wave Farm remains tirelessly committed to making the airwaves a participatory medium. A pioneer of the Transmission Arts genre, Wave Farm programs provide access to transmission technologies and support artists and organizations that engage with media as an art form.

These activities are made possible, in part, from state and federal art grants, foundation support, earned income derived from studio rentals and special curatorial/consulting engagements, and from private, tax-deductible, support from individuals like you.

Listeners, attendees, and collaborators support provides a critical piece to keeping Wave Farm programs afloat, especially WGXC 90.7-FM Radio for Open Ears, and we are grateful to the many individuals who have shown their generosity past, present, and future.


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Wave Farm programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor 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 CREATE; the Alexander and Marjorie Hover Foundation; the T. Backer Fund; the Joseph Family Charitable Trust; and hundreds of other generous individual donors, including WGXC Sustaining Supporters, who provide critical monthly support to Wave Farm's radio station WGXC 90.7-FM.


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