Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF) - For Organizations

Grants to New York Media Arts Organizations for Professional
Growth, Organizational Development, and Conferences

GrantWatch ID#: 176725
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New York State Council on the Arts and Wave Farm


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Grants of up to $4,000 to New York media arts organizations for a range of development and networking activities. Funding may be requested to hire consultants for organizational development, carry out professional development programs, or attend conferences and festivals.

Organizational Development
enables organizations to hire consultants to work with organizations in the evaluation and assessment of programs and operations, and planning for sustainability and growth. Proposals must be directed to consultant fees or other professional fees addressing: research, assessment, and evaluation of current programs; research and planning for new initiatives; strategic planning for new operations and partnerships; board development, staff retreats, succession planning; or preservation planning.

Professional Development
builds knowledge and technical expertise of media arts organizational staff and Board members. Proposals must be directed to: staff training and education; Board training and education; seminars and workshops; or skill-share exchanges with other media arts facilities in New York State.

supports open lines of communication, information, consortium building and resource sharing among media arts organizations, including staff and sponsored artist attendance at New York State conferences. Organizations may apply for conducting one or two-day local, regional or State-wide convening on issues and topics relating to the media arts, and to facilitate targeted networking, focus groups and think tanks. Proposals may also be directed to attendance at festivals and conferences.

Organizations may request funding support up to a maximum amount of $4,000.

Note that for conference attendance, $500 is the maximum award.

Eligible organizations have missions specific to the media arts, and dedicate the majority of their programming to technology as an art form. Applications from multi-disciplinary organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but are not a MAAF priority.

Project-based or operational support for consultants such as grant writing, hands-on fundraising, website management, or other activities such as side-by-side staff support, which may be considered staff positions are not eligible.

For implementation projects, requests must be made in conjunction with a thorough planning process. Implementation requests are not a priority and will be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Wave Farm's Media Arts Grants program (MAG) to discuss any questions you may have about your proposal in this regard.

Application deadlines are January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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