The Wave Farm Residency Program is now accepting applicants for 2015.
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.
For more details and to apply, visit: http://transmissionarts.org/residencies
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’s major activities include:
- Transmission Arts: Transmission Arts programs support artists who engage the transmission spectrum, on the airwaves and through public events. The Wave Farm Artist Residency Program is an international visiting artist program. The Transmission Arts Archive presents a living genealogy of artists’ experiments with broadcast media and the airwaves. Wave Farm Radio is a continuous online radio feed and site-specific broadcast on 1620-AM.
- Pills WGXC 90.7-FM: WGXC-FM is a creative community radio station based in New York’s Greene and Columbia counties. Hands-on access and participation activate WGXC as a public platform for information, experimentation, and engagement.
- Media Arts Grants: Media Arts Grants programs include the New York Media Arts Map and the Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF), which support electronic media and film organizations, as well as individual artists, in all regions of New York State through a Regrant Partnership with NYSCA, Electronic Media and Film, as well as fiscal sponsorship.
In 2015, residencies (taking place June – October) will span 10 days, with a Friday arrival, and Sunday departure.
The Residency Program hosts one artist at a time. Artists, which may include collaborative teams, are housed in the Wave Farm Study Center. Accommodations in the Study Center include two bedrooms (one full-sized bed each), studio workspace, kitchenette, lavatory, shower, as well as the Study Center library, WGXC 90.7-FM Acra broadcast studio, and Wave Farm offices. The Study Center is located on 29 acres, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountain Park. The property features meadows, two small ponds, and a pine forest with large walking paths. WiFi, electrical and audio hook-ups are available throughout the bulk of the property. Please note: day visitors are welcome. Overnight guests (including family members), and pets, are not permitted.
Transportation & Meals
Artists must pay for their own travel expenses as well as expenses related to meals during their stay. Transportation from the Hudson Amtrak station, the Kingston bus station, or the Albany airport is available, as well as local transportation for groceries and supplies.
This is an international open call for proposals. Artists should either possess 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 are ineligible; however, exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for career artists who may have returned to school for post-graduate work.
Review & Notification Process
Applications will be evaluated in a peer review panel comprised of transmission artists, past residents, and Wave Farm staff. Finalists will be contacted for phone interviews, and notification will be made in March.
Please contact [email protected] with any questions.