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Fellowships to USA Radio Artists to Support Research, Creativity, and Community Engagement

Radio Artist Fellowship


Agency
Foundation

GrantWatch ID#
190347

Funding Source
WAVE FARM INC
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Geographic Focus
All USA

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/30/23 Save

Grant Description
Fellowships of $5,000 to USA radio artists and scholars to support art creation, community engagement, and archival work. The selected fellows will engage in remote work and, in addition, will participate in an on-site visit to the funding source's radio studios and research library in Acra, New York. Women, gender non-conforming people, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Wave Farm is delighted to announce the fifth year of the Radio Art Fellowship. In fall 2023 and winter 2024 Wave Farm will host two separate three-month fellowships.  This is a part-time engagement for a radio researcher and artist living and working in the United States. 

Each Fellowship will combine remote work with one on-site research visit and one on-site live broadcast (should additional travel be possible) to Wave Farm’s research library and radio studios. Located in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley, Wave Farm is a nonprofit arts organization driven by experimentation with broadcast media and the airwaves.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

Month 1: Radio Art Listening, Research, and Archive Contributions

  • The first month of the fellowship is focused on additions to the Wave Farm Radio Art Archive. The archive is an online resource and a broadcast series on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM. It aims to identify, coalesce, and celebrate historical and contemporary international radio artworks made by artists around the world, created specifically for terrestrial AM/FM broadcast, whether it be via commercial, public, community, or pirate transmission. During their first month, the fellow will have the opportunity for focused and supported research in order to identify five to ten additions to the archive. The Fellow will prepare audio with introductions and back announcements for broadcast, as well as written work descriptions and artist biographies. Mentors will be available for consultation, leads, and feedback.

Month 2: Community Engagement

  • The fellow will design and lead a workshop (or listening session) with WGXC programmers and interested members of the public.
    • Recent Fellowship community engagement examples include: The Subliminal World: Intuitive, Stochastic, and Supernatural Sound-making with Tyler Maxin, delay, relay, feedback, loop: an Audio Exchange Network Workshop with José Alejandro Rivera, and Radio Deprogramming with Andy Stuhl.

Month 3: Radio Art Creation

  • The Fellow will create their own original radio artwork(s) for broadcast. Works will be included in Wave Farm's syndicated weekly program "The Radio Art Hour" which is syndicated nationally, as well as possibly included in Wave Farm's biannually contribution to the Radia network.

Fellowship Benchmarks

  • Biweekly Meetings: with Wave Farm staff
  • Monthly Check-ins with Mentors for feedback on archive additions and the Fellow’s original radio artworks
  • Culminating Public Program: a live radio broadcast featuring the Fellow and mentors in conversation reflecting on works created and archive selections

Wavefarm Radio Archive: HTTP://wavefarm.org/radio/archive



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
- The Radio Art Fellowship program opportunity is open to individuals whose primary residence is in the United States.
- Women, gender non-conforming people, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Ineligible
Applications from collaborative teams are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information
Application deadline: June 30, 2023
Notification: July 2023

Estimated Size of Grant
Stipend: $5,000

Term of Contract
Engagement Periods:
- September - November 2023
- December 2023 - February 2024

Contact Information
Apply Online:
https://wavefarm.submittable.com/submit

Wave Farm
PO Box 13
Acra, NY 12405
(518) 697-7400

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