NYS Technical Assistance Funding – Deadline Jan 1 + Cage Open Call – Deadline Mar 1

For New York State arts and media folks: one grant and one call for submissions from free103point9. Deadlines Jan 1 and March 1. Details below.





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Technical Assistance Applications due January 1.

Cage Centennial Open Call Proposals due March 1.

As 2011 draws to a close, free103point9 is gearing up for an exciting year ahead. 2012 will mark free103point9's 15th Anniversary. Stay tuned for the launch of the newly designed and expanded  Transmission Arts Archive, exciting updates about the opening of the Wave Farm Study Center, and new guidelines for the AIRtime Visiting Artist program.

In these final weeks of this calendar year, we hope that New York State Media Arts Organizations will pursue support from the Media Arts Technical Assistance Fund, and that Transmission Artists from around the globe will submit proposals for our John Cage Centennial project, presented in collaboration with the John Cage Trust.


Next Deadlines: January 1, 2012; April 1, 2012

The Media Arts Technical Assistance Fund is designed to strengthen media arts organizations in all regions of New York State by providing funds with which media arts organizations can hire outside consultants to address capacity and technology needs in three specific areas:

  • Organizational Development
  • Professional Development
  • Conferences and Convening

NEW for 2012 and 2013!

The Fund’s current funding priorities include:

  • Projects that deepen and expand organizational online public presence and capacities.
  • New approaches to organizational management, through strategic utilization of web-based tools and platforms.

The Media Arts Technical Assistance Fund is a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, Electronic Media and Film, adminstered by free103point9. The maximum grant award is $4,000.

Guidelines, Deadlines, and Application Instructions: www.free103point9.org

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The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is dedicated to preserving and expanding the rich and diverse cultural resources that are and will become the heritage of New York's citizens. NYSCA's Electronic Media and Film funding is dedicated to furthering artistic growth and public engagement in old and new technology. NYSCA has a long-standing commitment to creative exploration and exhibition in all aspects of the media arts – including a variety of activities that enable diverse constituents in the development, exhibition and appreciation of film, electronic media and sound as an art form.

The Media Arts Technical Assistance Fund was previously administered by Experimental Television Center (Owego, NY), who ended their granting programs this past July 2011. Two other previous ETC programs, Presentation Funds and Finishing Funds, will now be managed by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

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free103point9 and the John Cage Trust are pleased to announce:

120 Hours for John Cage

An open call for works celebrating Cage's radio compositions.

In conjunction with a staggering array of events celebrating the John Cage Centennial in 2012, we are pleased to announce an open call for proposals around Cage's compositions with, for, and about radio. Selected proposals will be broadcast on free103point9's FM radio station (WGXC 90.7-FM in upstate New York) and streamed online thoughout a month-long program September 2012.

Submissions are due on March 1, 2012, and may be made in three categories:

  • recordings of a specific Cage radio composition (old or new)
  • live performance of a specific Cage radio composition (presented remotely or on-site)
  • works in homage (original projects inspired by Cage's radio work.)

Click here for more info …

Pictured above: John Cage, San Francisco, 1969. Photo: James Klosty.


This email should be received by individuals who have expressed interest in free103point9 programs including: the Transmission Art Archive; WGXC 90.7-FM, creative and community radio in Greene and Columbia Counties; and the Distribution Regrant for New York State media artists.

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