Wave Farm Receives NEA Art Works Grant to Support the Wave Farm Residency Program

Dec 12, 2013 8:41 am


DATE:                         December 11, 2013
CONTACT:               Galen Joseph-Hunter, Executive Director, galen@wavefarm.org (518-622-2598) 

Wave Farm Receives National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Grant
to Support the Wave Farm Residency Program 

Grant One of 895 NEA Art Works Grants Funded Nationwide 

Acra, NY— National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today 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 a valuable 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.

Acting Chairman Shigekawa said, "The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support these exciting and diverse arts projects that will take place throughout the United States. Whether it is through a focus on education, engagement, or innovation, these projects all contribute to vibrant communities and memorable experiences for the public to engage with the arts."

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).”

Art Works grants support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence: public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and enhancing the livability of communities through the arts.  The NEA received 1,528 eligible Art Works applications, requesting more than $75 million in funding.   Of those applications, 895 are recommended for grants for a total of $ 23.4 million. For a complete listing of projects recommended for Art Works grant support, please visit the NEA website at arts.gov.

Wave Farm is a non-profit arts organization that celebrates creative and community use of media and the airwaves. Our programs provide access to transmission technologies and support artists and organizations that engage with media as an art form. (Wave Farm is incorporated as free103point9 Inc.) For more information, visit http://wavefarm.org.

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