Organization IndexALPHABETICAL • BY COUNTY
This list details the New York State non-profit organizations supported by NYSCA Electronic Me... READ MORE
This list details the New York State non-profit organizations supported by NYSCA Electronic Media & Film and its regrant partnership with Wave Farm: the Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF). This page defaults to an alphabetical listing; to sort organizations by County, select "By County" above. To search by keyword, or filter organizations by a specific category, use the "Search" "Or Filter" windows to the left (above on mobile).
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A.I.R. Gallery (Artists in Residence, Inc.) • Kings County
A.I.R. Gallery is a permanent exhibition space that supports an open exchange of ideas and risk–taking by women artists in order to provide support and visibility. As an artist-run organization, A.I.R. fosters involvement through multiple tiers of representation: New York, National, Adjunct, and Alumnae Artists. A self-directed governing body, the organization is alternative to mainstream institutions and thrives on the network of active participants. Collaborations and partnerships with outside organizations and individuals ensure a platform informed by a diverse community and representative of broad views.
A.I.R. maintains a gallery space in Brooklyn, NY and exhibits the work of hundreds of women artists each year. In addition to public open calls: Generations, the Biennial, Currents, and the Postcard Show, A.I.R. hosts many events, lectures and symposia on feminism, art and much more. Our programs engage an audience across a broad spectrum of experiences while creating a lively discourse among artists. A.I.R.’s Fellowship Program For Emerging and Underrepresented Women Artists provides a year-long career development intensive for six artists each year as well as life-long support and collaboration.
Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives • New York County
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) is an educational non-profit dedicated to promoting social activism and the defense of human rights. ALBA's work is inspired by the American volunteers of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade who fought fascism in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). Drawing on the ALBA collections in New York University’s Tamiment Library, and working to expand such collections, ALBA works to preserve the legacy of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade as an inspiration for present and future generations.
Adirondack Experience (Adirondack Historical Association) • Hamilton County
Our Mission: The Adirondack Experience expands public understanding of Adirondack history and the relationship between people and the Adirondack wilderness, fostering informed choices for the future.
Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX), accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, shares the history and culture of the Adirondack region through interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, and culturally rich collections in more than 24 historic and contemporary buildings on a 121- acre campus in the heart of the Adirondacks. The ADKX offers a broad range of programs and activities including special and permanent exhibitions, a new 19,000 square foot Life in the Adirondacks interactive exhibition, a new outdoor adventure on Minnow Pond, plus daily activities with artisans-in-residence, workshops, lectures, nature walks, family and educational programs, and signature events like the Rustic Furniture Fair, FallFest and Mohawk and Abenaki Art Market. Our Education Outreach Programs are offered to P-12 students throughout the Adirondack Park serving over 10,000 students annually.
Adirondack Film Society • Essex County
The Adirondack Film Society's mission is "to advance the art and appreciation of film and filmmaking in the Adirondack Region."
Programs consist of the annual multi-day Lake Placid Film Festival and the mostly monthly Adirondack Film Society Screening Series, which are educational in nature while also providing a service to the community by bringing films to the North Country that one typically cannot see in the local multiplex. We host interactive programs such as Sleepless in Lake Placid, North Country Shorts, and the Blue Line Young Filmmakers Program which offer participants opportunities to expand their filmmaking skills while also celebrating the art of film.
Adirondack Theatre Festival • Warren County
Adirondack Theatre Festival (ATF) is a professional not-for-profit summer theatre located in Glens Falls, NY. ATF strives to challenge, entertain, and nourish its audience through the development and production of new and contemporary musicals and plays. This relationship engages the community as audience members and participants in workshops, discussions, and educational programming.
African Diaspora Film Festival • New York County
The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) presents an eclectic mix of urban, classic, independent and foreign films that depict the richness and diversity of the life experience of people of African descent and Indigenous people all over the world.
African Film Festival, Inc. • New York County
African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) is dedicated to advancing an enhanced understanding of African culture through the moving image. It offers diverse platforms for the wide distribution of African media through its flagship annual film festival and complementary year-round programming. AFF is committed to increasing visibility and recognition for African media artists by introducing African film and culture to a broad range of audiences in the United States and abroad, bypassing economic, class and racial barriers.
In 1990, AFF’s founders established goals that continue to enrich the organization mission and organizational development: To use African cinema to promote and increase knowledge and understanding of African arts, literature and culture; To develop a non-African audience for African films; To expand the opportunities for the distribution of African films in the United States and abroad.
African Voices Communications • Kings County
African Voices is devoted to supporting art, literature & film by artists of color.
Allied Productions, Inc. • New York County
Allied supports artists in their production of visual, performing and media arts, and for the enrichment of the general public through performances, screenings, exhibitions, distribution, workshops, community out-reach programs, and other similar activities.
American Documentary Inc. | POV • Kings County
A national nonprofit media arts organization, American Documentary (AmDoc) strives to make essential documentaries accessible as a catalyst for public discourse. We collaborate with passionate filmmakers to amplify their voices, and to nurture the nonfiction community.
American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba • New York County
The American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (AFLFC), founded in 2000, is an influential organization in the U.S. fostering cultural exchange between American and Cuban artists and art professionals. Our unique partnership with the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (LFC), a non-governmental, non-profit art and cultural institution in Havana, has enabled us to maintain exclusive ties to the exceptional art community of Cuba.
AFLFC’s exchange programs have given American and Cuban professionals and students, in the fields of arts and culture, extraordinary opportunities to broaden their understanding of the arts, enhance their professional careers and enrich and expand creative expression.
We collaborate with individuals and distinguished cultural institutions such as Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Joyce Theater, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab, and Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, to offer educational and cultural workshops, courses, festivals, internships, conferences, seminars, exhibitions and artist residency programs both in the U.S. and Cuba.
American Museum of Natural History • New York County
To discover, interpret, and disseminate—through scientific research and education—knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe.
American Turkish Society, Inc. • New York County
The American Turkish Society’s mission is to enhance business, economic, political, and cultural ties between Turkey and the United States. The Society convenes leaders in government, business, and civil society to discuss and advance U.S.-Turkish relations; fosters understanding and cooperation between the two countries through education, cultural exchange, philanthropy, and networking; informs the American public about Turkey’s current affairs, economy, history, and society; presents and supports programs highlighting Turkish arts and culture; and nurtures the next generation of leaders through its “Young Society Leaders” program.
Anthology Film Archives • New York County
Anthology Film Archives is an international center for the preservation, study, and exhibition of film and video, with a particular focus on independent, experimental, and avant-garde cinema.
Art in General, Inc. • Kings County
Art in General is a nonprofit organization that assists artists with the production and presentation of new work. It changes in response to the needs of artists and informs and engages the public about their work.
ArteEast • Kings County
Since its founding in 2003 as a NY-based cultural institution specializing in Middle Eastern film programming, ArteEast has become a leading organization advocating for and supporting Middle Eastern artists’ and arts organizations’ engagement with U.S.-based arts communities and audiences. Through strategic partnerships, a content rich online platform, artist residencies and public programs, ArteEast plays an essential role in bridging a community of understanding between the two regions.
Artists Space, Inc. • New York County
Founded in 1972 in downtown Manhattan, Artists Space has successfully contributed to changing the institutional and economic landscape for contemporary art, by lending support to emerging artists and emerging ideas alike, often controversially contributing and critically challenging the intellectual and artistic status quo in New York City and beyond.
ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes • Steuben County
The arts are foundational to the human experience and a thriving region. As a multi-county arts organization, The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes provides a number of services which fulfill the above mission:
Increasing arts programming and opportunities for the public regionally and statewide by granting State and local funds to artists, arts/cultural organizations and schools
Increasing public awareness of and access to the diverse folk arts traditions of the Southern Tier
Advocating for arts education and the value of life-long learning in the arts
Providing technical assistance, linkages, advocacy and other services to individual artists and arts/cultural organizations
Increasing awareness of the importance of the arts to the economy of the Southern Tier and beyond
and Further serving the public through our regional arts calendar, special school arts activities and information sharing.
Asia Society • New York County
Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.
Asian Cine-Vision, Inc. • Kings County
Asian CineVision, Inc. (ACV), is a non profit media arts organization dedicated to producing, promoting and preserving Asian and Asian American media expressions by artists of Asian descent; to ensure that the full spectrum of Asian and Asian American media works reach diverse audiences in Asian American communities and beyond.
Association of Independents in Radio • New York County
AIR producers carry the mission of public service media to every corner of America.With a particular expertise in audio, we hear what is not apparent, seek what may be hidden, and craft stories that reflect a full spectrum of human experience. We are dedicated to independence and to the highest ideals of craft. We are committed to collaborators sharing our vision. We will use all the resources available to us to create work that brings hope and enlightenment, with the power to embolden and unify.
AIR’s Full Spectrum Storytelling Intensive is an audio-forward week of workshops covering experiments in writing and interviewing, sound in space, community stories, and the future of audio. The training takes place during the summer and winter with a handful of talented, creative producers to come up with new ways of finding and telling stories. Come join us!
Athena Film Festival (Barnard College) • New York County
The Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in New York City, is a weekend of inspiring films that tell the extraordinary stories of fierce and fearless women leaders. Over the last ten years, the Festival has welcomed more than 35,000 people from all over the world to 200+ screenings of narratives, documentaries, and shorts that feature diverse stories of ambition, courage, and resilience.
Additionally, as part of our work we offer writing labs for TV and film writers, masterclasses and works in progress programs for female filmmakers, and other skill-building panels and opportunities for women who are breaking into film.
One signature program is The Athena List is an annual script competition that selects exceptional scripts with women leaders at the heart of the story. As the central program in the Athena Film Festival’s Parity Pipeline program, The Athena List’s goal is to raise the profile of the scripts and the writers within the industry with the purpose of getting these movies made and elevating their careers to the next level.
The festival is a project of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard and Women and Hollywood, a leading voice for women in the entertainment industry. The Artemis Rising Foundation and its CEO Regina K. Scully is the festival’s founding sponsor. The tenth annual Athena Film Festival will be held Feb. 27- March 1, 2020.
Audio Visual Arts (AVA) • New York County
Since opening in 2008, Audio Visual Arts (AVA) has been presenting a range of new media, sound, and experimental music related exhibitions in New York. While AVA’s existence and focus exists on a local level we’ve found that our reach extends far beyond New York City.
Basilica Hudson • Columbia County
Basilica Hudson is a non-profit multidisciplinary arts center in Hudson, NY, supporting the creation, production and presentation of independent and innovative arts and culture while fostering sustainable community. Founded in 2010 by musician Melissa Auf der Maur and filmmaker Tony Stone, Basilica Hudson makes its home in a spectacular solar-powered reclaimed 1880s industrial factory on the waterfront of the historic City of Hudson. Weekend destination events comprise the core of Basilica Hudson’s music, performance, film, food and literary programming, alongside regular film screenings series, art exhibitions, and other community gatherings.
Basilica Hudson’s artistic program has taken shape through collaborations with many partners, visiting artists, and friends, supported by adventurous audiences and community members. Drawing inspiration from its location — from explorers past, to the Hudson River School painters, through the industrial revolution, and now finding a new resurgence here in art, agriculture and community — in addition to its regular arts programs, Basilica Hudson has expanded its roster of programs with each season to include a range of community programs, reaching into the admirable history and resurgence of agriculture and farming in the Hudson Valley. Major annual events anchor the full roster of programs, including:
— 24-HOUR DRONE, an immersive 24-hour event and all-encompassing experience, featuring musicians and sound artists experimenting within the spectrum of drone, an event that embodies Basilica Hudson at its most experimental and experiential — pushing the boundaries of what a communal, conceptual experience can be. Co-presented with Le Guess Who? (April).
— Basilica SoundScape, a weekend-long music and art event that’s been called “the anti-festival” for its range of offerings including live musical acts, sound performances, literary readings, visual art installations, film screenings, local artisanal vendors and more, creating an immersive, innovative weekend of art, music and culture. Co-presented with The Creative Independent and Leg Up! Management (September).
— Basilica Farm & Flea marketplaces are inspired by the abundance of passionate and talented farmers, collectors and artisans in the Hudson Valley. Part timeless flea and farmer’s market and part 21st century craft and design fair, three marketplaces each year showcase the wealth and splendor of the region’s artisanal talents. (May and November)
Additionally, the Basilica Summer Screenings Series celebrates the furthest extremes in motion picture accomplishment through screenings and dialogues with visiting directors. Basilica also hosts a regular Back Gallery visual arts series, and Basilica Pioneering People, a bi-annual program celebrating pioneering artists.
Black Public Media • New York County
Black Public Media is committed to a fully realized expression of democracy. We support diverse voices by developing, producing and distributing innovative media about the Black experience and by investing in visionary content makers.
The 360 Incubator+ is a professional development and fellowship program that builds a critical and wholistic ecosystem of support for content creators and their projects. The program is designed for independent producers of broadcast, web & VR projects centered on the black experience. An intensive 3-month incubator, the program provides filmmakers with creative and business management workshops, network building, tools for a successful pitch, and one-on-one mentoring from talented media makers. The training and support accelerate the experience of preparing a project for production and distribution opportunities. 360 Incubator allows a cohort of talented and often boundary breaking content creators to position their projects effectively in a productive and supportive environment.
The PitchBlack Forum is a dynamic and unique opportunity for both filmmakers and industry leaders. Filmmakers are provided a platform and opportunity to gain firsthand experience pitching their project. Industry professionals have an opportunity for partnership and receive an exclusive opportunity to preview innovative content. PitchBlack is the culminating event for the 360 Incubator + program, and enables participants to compete for BPM funding in a high-stakes, yet supportive environment. The one-day event is an exhilarating experience that fosters and strengthens networks, introduces new talent to industry professionals, and provides filmmakers with incredible tools that can be applied to pitching future projects and securing funding and distribution.
AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange
AfroPoP is an award winning public television series featuring independent documentaries and short films about life, art, and culture from the contemporary African Diaspora. AfroPoP provides authentic and accurate representations of the many black and African ethnic groups that reside in the United States and allows audiences to explore the varied connections of the human experience. The series profiles artists, explores social and human rights issues, and examines contemporary culture from the diversity of global Black perspectives.
Black Media Story Summit
BPM’s Black Media Story Summit is a bi-annual event of industry stakeholders who share, network and explore existing and new models of support that can build and strengthen opportunity and access for Black content creators developing social change stories. The summit includes independent producers from documentary, narrative, and emerging media fields and brings them together with leaders from media distribution, philanthropy, and social change organizations. This powerful and comprehensive approach to telling black stories generates partnerships to leverage funding for content, and impact marketing and engagement during content distribution.
BPM recognizes emerging media platforms as a unique tool to engage the public in social and cultural issues of the day, and a growing media platform that lacks a diversity of content creators. The BPM+ series includes meetups and training workshops for media makers interested in learning more about creating impact stories for the VR platform; and VR activations to showcase the work of Black content creators at select festivals and conferences.
Distribution and Outreach
The unifying thread through BPM’s programming is the organization’s ability to support the stories about the Black experience in three distinct areas: supporting content creators with tools to prepare projects for distribution, provide funding towards project completion and the creation of a pipeline and network of distribution outlets across multiple platforms. BPM delivers content to domestic and international audiences. In addition, the organization actively engages audiences with an investment in content that reflects their respective communities, thereby extending engagement beyond the screen. This work includes partnership cultivation at every level for screenings, panel discussions, educational lectures and civic participation.
Black TV & Film Collective • New York County
To create opportunities for artists of colors to achieve sustainable long term career in TV, film, and/or digital entertainment. We do professional developments by conducting workshops in aspect of filmmaking ATL & BTL; provide production supports for film projects; and provide network opportunities.
Blank Forms • Albany County
Founded in February 2016, Blank Forms is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting emerging and underrepresented artists working in a range of time-based and interdisciplinary art practices, rooted in sound art. Our program aims to establish new frameworks to preserve, nurture, and present the work of historically important figures and emerging artists. Throughout the year, Blank Forms provides artists with curatorial support, residencies, commissions, and publications to help advance their practices and document their work. Blank Forms is deeply concerned with fostering a community for artists and performers who traditionally do not have support from larger institutions or other means of infrastructure to help develop their work. We frequently partner with other organizations and venues internationally and throughout New York City to deepen the public’s involvement with historical and contemporary movements in time-based art. At the beginning of 2020, Blank Forms opened our own physical space as well, for performances, educational programs, installations, and exhibitions, allowing us to increase the volume and range of our programming. Our space, in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, will also serve increasingly as a hub from which to record and preserve groundbreaking sound art practices by an increasing roster of historically important as well as emerging artists.
BRIC • Kings County
BRIC presents contemporary art, performing arts and community media programs that reflect Brooklyn’s creativity and diversity. BRIC also provides resources to launch, nurture and showcase artists and media makers. We advance access to and understanding of arts and media by presenting free and low-cost programming, and by offering education and other public programs to people of all ages.
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Inc. • Kings County
Brooklyn Arts Council • Kings County
Brooklyn Arts Council's mission is to act as a coordinating, educational, and service organization to promote and encourage the knowledge, appreciation, and practices of the arts through public educational and cultural activities, and to provide support and services to artists and arts organizations.
Brooklyn Arts Council gives grants, presents free and affordable arts events, trains artists and arts professionals, teaches students, incubates new projects and promotes artists and cultural groups across our borough. As Brooklyn’s cultural anchor since 1966, Brooklyn Arts Council has also been the catalyst helping the arts community grow. We continually evaluate and evolve what we do to meet the changing times, and keep our commitment to community engagement, diversity and inclusion when it comes to the arts in our borough.
Brooklyn Rail • Kings County
Rail provides an independent forum for arts, culture, and politics throughout New York City and far beyond.
Our journal, in addition to featuring local reporting; criticism of music, dance, film, and theater; and original fiction and poetry, covers contemporary visual art in particular depth. In order to democratize our art coverage, our Critics Page functions with a rotating editorship, which such luminaries as Robert Storr, Elizabeth Baker, Barbara Rose, Irving Sandler, and Dore Ashton have helmed.
The Rail further fulfills its mission by curating art exhibitions, panel discussions, reading series and film screenings that reflect the complexity and inventiveness of the city’s artistic and cultural landscape. In 2013, Rail publisher Phong Bui curated Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1, an exhibition that collected over 300 contemporary artists to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Come Together was named the #1 exhibition in New York City by Jerry Saltz in New York Magazine, and in the NY Times, Roberta Smith wrote, “This egalitarian show makes palpable the greatness of New York’s real art world."
Burchfield Penney Art Center • Erie County
The Burchfield Penney Art Center is a museum dedicated to the art and vision of Charles E. Burchfield and distinguished artists of Buffalo, Niagara and Western New York. Through our affiliation with SUNY Buffalo State, we encourage learning and celebrate our richly creative and diverse community.
Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange • Albany County
The Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange (CCCE) is a 501(c)(3) organization that empowers emerging filmmakers to complete and present their projects in a rapidly changing media landscape by leveraging world-class industry expertise through a lab process.
Established in 2014, the Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit that also hosts screenings in support of dynamic cross-cultural exchange through film. Whether the work is a short, documentary, or feature, CCCE understands the challenge of bringing a movie from start to finish.
Our goal is to provide professional mentoring, educational workshops, cultural exchange, one-on-one consultation, networking and other filmmaking organizations and all forms of support, so that filmmakers can shape their work to reach a wider audience. Through interaction with audiences, industry experts and peers, filmmakers can acquire a greater understanding of the language and best practices needed to navigate the creative and business paths from development to marketing, from financing to completion.
Capitol Arts Complex (Rome Capitol Theatre) • Oneida County
To provide cultural and educational opportunities to the community through the performing and visual arts in Rome, NY's historic 1928 theater and auxiliary event spaces.
Center for New American Media • Kings County
Specialists in enthralling, enormously entertaining, and educational video documentaries since 1979.
Center for the Holographic Arts • New York County
The Center for the Holographic Arts – HoloCenter – promotes and develops artistic production with holography and optical media. Innovative visual arts is fostered through experimentation with light, mentorship and access to technology. The HoloCenter is based in New York City with a seasonal art center on Governors Island. The HoloCenter's mission is carried out through artist support, research, curation, exhibitions and education programs.
Our education programs include creative science and technology activities for school groups and families. We build collaborative links between artists, academics and industry and provides access to a number of holography studios, including the HoloCenter Pulse Laser Studio at Ohio State University.
Residency programs at the Pulse Laser Studio and on Governors Island include artist workshops designed to extend the understanding and creation of holographic artwork. The HoloCenter collaborates with the Hologram Foundation in Paris to offer the biannual Holographic Art Grants and the IRIDESCENCE exhibition series.
HoloCenter exhibitions are aimed at a broad public audience as we believe that everyone should experience innovative artworks and emergent creative technologies. The Center for the Holographic Arts enables engagement and creation with holographic artwork.
CEPA Gallery • Erie County
CEPA fosters the exploration of photography and contemporary visual arts through its exhibition and arts education programs, nurturing creativity and encouraging active learning. CEPA continues to be a globally recognized arts center and incubator of artistic creation, where our programs drive engagement with art as an essential facet of life and community.
Chicken & Egg Pictures • Kings County
Chicken & Egg Pictures supports women nonfiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. We envision an inclusive media industry in which women and gender non-conforming filmmakers, representing a range of experiences and backgrounds, are fully supported to realize their artistic goals, and build sustainable and fulfilling careers.
Since 2005, Chicken & Egg Pictures has awarded $7 million in grants and thousands of hours of creative mentorship to over 300 filmmakers. Films supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures have won numerous awards, including Academy and Emmy Awards, but more importantly, they have resulted in change for the issues they address.
To maximize our impact, we offer a strategic combination of financial support for projects and for filmmakers’ careers, creative and professional guidance, a community that will support them throughout their entire careers, and access to industry.
Our signature problems include: (Egg)celerator Lab, for nonfiction directors working on their first or second feature-length documentary; Chicken & Egg Award, which supports experienced filmmakers with an unrestricted grant and an individualized mentorship program; AlumNest, our alumni program which brings together our community of supported filmmakers; Project: Hatched, a completion fund designed to support nonfiction directors as they prepare for the world premiere of a feature-length documentary film; and Docs by the Dozen, a program for commissioned short films and documentary series.
Cineaste Inc. • New York County
Cineaste, America's leading magazine on the art and politics of the cinema.
Cinema 10 • St. Lawrence County
Cinema Arts Centre (New Community Cinema Club, Inc.) • Suffolk County
The mission of the Cinema Arts Centre is to bring the best in cinematic artistry to Long Island, and use the power of film to expand the awareness and consciousness of our community.
Cinema Tropical • New York County
Cinema Tropical is a non-profit media arts organization dedicated to promoting, programming and distributing Latin American cinema in the United States. Founded in 2001 with the mission of distributing, programming and promoting what was to become the biggest boom of Latin American cinema in decades, Cinema Tropical brought U.S. audiences some of the first screening of films such as AMORES PERROS and Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN. Through a diversity of programs and initiatives, Cinema Tropical has become a dynamic and groundbreaking organization creating better and more effective strategies for the distribution and exhibition of foreign cinema in this country.
Cinemapolis (The Seventh Art Corporation of Ithaca) • Tompkins County
The 7th Art Corporation, a non-profit media arts organization, encourages central New York residents to explore the power of film to entertain, educate, and to celebrate the human experience. We operate Cinemapolis, a first-run movie theater located in the heart of Downtown Ithaca, specializing in independent, foreign, and locally-produced films. But more than that, Cinemapolis is a community cultural institution where the art of film is used to enrich people's lives, grapple with and illuminate contemporary issues, and, of course, to entertain.
Clocktower (Art Radio International, Inc.) • Kings County
Clocktower Productions is a non-profit art institution working in the visual arts, performance, music, and radio. Founded in 1972 in Lower Manhattan by MoMA PS1 Founder Alanna Heiss, Clocktower is the oldest alternative art project in New York, and its radio station, Clocktower Radio, was founded in 2003 as one of the first all-art online museum radio stations in the world. The institution functions as a laboratory for experimentation, working closely and collaboratively with artists, musicians, curators, writers and producers to develop, realize and present innovative and challenging work in all media, ranging from installation to performance and from experimental music to radio theater. By engaging both the physical resources of its partner organizations and Clocktower Radio’s access to a broad and international online audience, Clocktower disseminates experimental work to numerous communities, and promotes a rich cultural and social dialogue between artists, audiences, and institutions worldwide.
Colgate University • Madison County
The Colgate University mission is to provide a demanding, expansive, educational experience to a select group of diverse, talented, intellectually sophisticated students.
Alternative Cinema brings 28 screenings of contemporary and historical film and video each year to rural Madison County and to the students, faculty and staff of Colgate University in a state-of-the-art facility in Little Hall. They are free and open to the public.
Complicated, Inc. • Kings County
Complicated, Inc. is an artistic incubator, supporting the creation of original works of film and theater, in a context of exploration and risk. We also stage public events throughout Brooklyn.
We take pride in "green-lighting" people, as opposed to projects, embracing a diversity of approaches to create great work from the experimental to the mainstream. Complicated is founded by film- and theater-maker Jamie Hook, and is based in Brooklyn, NY and Denmark, ME.
Cornell University • Tompkins County
Cornell is a private, Ivy League university and the land-grant university for New York State. Cornell's mission is to discover, preserve, and disseminate knowledge; produce creative work; and promote a culture of broad inquiry throughout and beyond the Cornell community. Cornell also aims, through public service, to enhance the lives and livelihoods of our students, the people of New York, and others around the world.
Crandall Public Library • Warren County
Vision: Crandall Public Library will cultivate a forward-thinking community that pursues knowledge, embraces inclusion, inspires creativity and values civic responsibility.
Mission: Crandall Public Library creates programs and services to educate, enrich and encourage our thriving community.
Crandell Theatre (formerly called The Chatham Film, Inc.) • Columbia County
To promote and develop an appreciation of film and filmmaking by presenting programs that enrich the social, cultural, and educational experiences of individuals, families, and members of the wider community. To renovate and maintain the Crandell Theatre as a cornerstone of social and economic vitality on Main Street, Chatham, NY Programs: First and Second-run films shown daily (365 days) a year; FilmColumbia Festival, Farm Film Festival, Afterschool Filmmaking Project
Creative Time • New York County
Creative Time is a public arts organization that works with artists to contribute to the dialogues, debates, and dreams of our times. Over the past four decades, Creative Time has commissioned and presented ambitious public art projects with thousands of artists throughout New York City, across the country, around the world—and now even in outer space. Our work is guided by three core values: art matters, artists’ voices are important in shaping society, and public spaces are places for creative and free expression. We are acclaimed for the innovative and meaningful projects we have commissioned, from Tribute in Light, the twin beacons of light that illuminated lower Manhattan six months after 9/11, to bus ads promoting HIV awareness, to Paul Chan’s production of Waiting for Godot in New Orleans, and much more. In partnership with a variety of well-known cultural institutions and community groups, we have commissioned art in unique landmark sites from the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Governors Island, and the High Line, to neglected urban treasures like the Lower East Side’s historic Essex Street Market, Coney Island, and New Orleans’s Lower 9th Ward. We are committed to presenting important art for our times and engaging broad audiences that transcend geographic, racial, and socioeconomic barriers.
CultureHub • New York County
CultureHub is an incubator for creativity that connects artists from diverse disciplines and cultures by providing networked environments in which to collaborate, experiment, and explore. Founded by the Seoul Institute of the Arts in Korea, and La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York City, CultureHub incorporated as an independent 501c3 in 2009. Now entering its tenth year, CultureHub has grown to be a global art and technology community with locations in Los Angeles, Korea, Italy, and Indonesia. CultureHub advances the work of artists experimenting with emerging technologies to create new artistic forms.
CultureHub's major programmatic initiatives include: the Residency Program, which supports artists creating technologically-informed work; CoLab, a free art and technology summer intensive for the next generation of creators; and Refest, an annual media arts festival that brings artists, activists, and technologists together to explore our role in re-shaping the future. CultureHub also presents a series of new media projects, events, and workshops throughout the year, including: the Digital Storytelling Lab, which prototypes and publicly presents story-driven works, expressed through emerging technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, 360° video, interactive installation, and video games; and Mappathon a series of two-day workshops focused on projection and LED mapping technology.
Community is the through-line of all of our programming. CultureHub serves local artists by providing a platform for interdisciplinary and intercultural exchange between global CultureHub locations. Over the past three years, CultureHub has worked with creative coders to develop LiveLab, an open source toolkit for distance collaboration. By harnessing web-based technologies such as livestreaming, videoconferencing, and online content production, CultureHub amplifies the work of New York artists and helps them reach new audiences.
Dance Films Association • New York County
A non profit membership organization, Dance Films Association (aka DFA) builds upon founder Susan Braun’s vision by encouraging choreographers to enter the world of filmmaking, for filmmakers to discover the rich history of dance, and for audiences to engage with the broad spectrum of these films. DFA serves the global dance film community by providing membership opportunities, connecting artists and organizations, fostering new works for new audiences, and sharing essential resources. Its constituency includes dance and film artists, academics and critics, as well as students and established professionals. Based on the principle of movement; dance, like cinema, began as an art form centered on the human body, physical performance, and communication through action and image. Today, technology allows for more artistic experimentation than ever and the language of moving images enriches viewers’ experience. Forging a truly unique vision, dance filmmakers continue to question creative boundaries, producing films that speak through the universal language of movement, unifying cultures and generating wider audiences. DFA champions the fundamental art forms of dance and film by encouraging the affinities between the two, providing infrastructure for the dance film genre, and serving as an international hub for dance on camera. DFA strives to promote films of value which engage viewers to question the world around them.
DanceWorks NYC • Nassau County
DanceWorks New York City is the city's largest performance-based dance organization for advanced & technically trained dancers (18+) who want to continue choreographing and performing post-college and into their adult life.
DanceWorks, with affiliates in both Boston & New York City, made its Manhattan debut in 2011. A collective of more than 100 young adults, our dancers have experience choreographing and performing with their respective studios, college dance teams, and companies. Selling out shows twice a year, DanceWorks is the elite performance company for the otherwise working professional.
Dia Art Foundation (Dia Center for the Arts) • New York County
Taking its name from the Greek word meaning “through,” Dia was established in 1974 with the mission to serve as a conduit for artists to realize ambitious new projects, unmediated by overt interpretation, and uncurbed by the limitations of more traditional museums and galleries. Dia’s exhibitions and programs trace relationships, formal dialogues, and conceptual parallels among international artistic practices that are historically and intellectually linked to Dia’s focused collection of art from the 1960s and 1970s.
Downtown Community Television Center, Inc. • New York County
Founded in 1972, DCTV is a nonprofit media arts center and community of and for documentary filmmakers. We provide affordable hands-on workshops; equipment, post-production, and space rentals; a nonfiction screening and event series; and a free youth media training program – all complimented and invigorated by our 17-time Emmy Award winning and 2-time Academy Award nominated documentary production house. In 2020, we will open an Academy-qualifying cinema devoted completely to nonfiction programming.
Downtown Urban Arts Festival (Creative Ammo, Inc.) • New York County
Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) is a five-week annual multi-disciplinary arts event with cultural offerings in theater, film, music and poetry held during the spring at renowned venues in downtown Manhattan, NYC. DUAF treats New Yorkers, East Coasters and tourists to the best of new groundbreaking theater and film from around the world. Storytellers from America’s burgeoning multicultural landscape and from around the world have the opportunity to share their stories that interpret our history and our times.
East Meadow Public Library • Nassau County
Educational Video Center • New York County
The Educational Video Center is dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change. Our flagship program, Youth Documentary Workshop (YDW), provides underserved youth with the technical and civic engagement skills to collaboratively film, edit, and produce award-winning documentaries about issues that are impacting their lives and communities. New Media Arts (NMA) gives youth the tools and knowledge to ‘remix’ a youth-produced documentary from the EVC archives and create an interactive website that addresses an urgent social justice issue in an evocative and technology forward way. Our Professional Development Programs (PDP) offers teachers the proven strategies, practical skills and coaching they need to plan, facilitate, and evaluate student-produced documentary video projects that earn students high school credit. And lastly, EVC’s Community Engagement and Dissemination platform seeks to amplify the impact all three core programs by leveraging the brilliant media students create through community screenings, public policy debates, social justice conferences, film festivals and digital outlets.
El Museo del Barrio • New York County
The mission of El Museo del Barrio is to present and preserve the art and culture of Puerto Ricans and all Latin Americans in the United States. Through its extensive collections, varied exhibitions and publications, bilingual public programs, educational activities, festivals and special events, El Museo educates its diverse public in the richness of Caribbean and Latin American arts and cultural history. By introducing young people to this cultural heritage, El Museo is creating the next generation of museum-goers, while satisfying the growing interest in Caribbean and Latin American art of a broad national and international audience.
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) • New York County
Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is a nonprofit arts organization that is a leading international resource for video and media art. A pioneering advocate for media art and artists, EAI's core program is the distribution and preservation of a major collection of over 3,500 new and historical video works by artists. For over 45 years, EAI has fostered the creation, exhibition, distribution and preservation of video art, and more recently, digital art projects.
Erie Canalway Heritage Fund, Inc. • Saratoga County
The U.S. Congress recognized the Erie Canal's significance to our nation by establishing the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor in 2000. The Corridor spans 524 miles across the full expanse of the upstate New York. It includes the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Oswego, and Champlain Canals and their historic alignments. The Corridor encompasses 4,834 square miles in 23 counties and is home to 3.2 million people.
Upstate New York's largest population centers - Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and the state capital Albany - all grew up along the canal and are within the Canalway Corridor today.
Everson Museum of Art • Onondaga County
Through dynamic and meaningful encounters with modern and contemporary American art, the Everson Museum of Art engages diverse communities, inspires curiosity and lifelong learning, and contributes to a more vital and inclusive society.
Experimental Intermedia Foundation • New York County
Experimental Intermedia Foundation, founded in 1968 by Elaine Summers, has been presenting performances since 1973. Produced and curated by composer Phill Niblock, over 1000 concerts have been given at his loft, and he has opened his doors to hundreds of composers, giving them a place to explore the use of new ideas and technologies in their music.
The original plan was to choose 20 composers whose work interested him and then present them every year, giving an audience a chance to observe how their careers evolved over time. But each year the numbers grew and soon Experimental Intermedia was producing 35 to 50 concerts a year.
What makes the Experimental Intermedia series different from other concert series is that each evening focuses on only one composer's music, as opposed to focusing on a musician or ensemble playing the works of many different composers.
In addition to these composer-based concerts, the series also focuses on the presentation of intermedia work‹works involving elements of film, video, slides and computers. Niblock was one of the pioneers in presenting pieces in which every element‹the images, the sound‹was completely computer generated, and was also one of the first to explore interactive events.
Experimental Television Center • Tioga County
ETC’s mission is to encourage a deep understanding and appreciation of our independently created moving-image history by supporting projects and partnerships which address the needs for research, education and preservation, and place independent works within a larger cultural context.
Eyebeam • Kings County
Eyebeam provides both space and support for a community of diverse artists.
Our education programs, annual artist residency, highly engaged community of alumni, advanced tools and resources, and events help our artists bring their work to life and out into the world. Eyebeam enables people to think creatively and critically about technology’s effect on society, with the mission of revealing new paths toward a more just future for all.
Film Forum • New York County
As a cinema of ideas, Film Forum is committed to presenting an international array of films that treat diverse social, political, historical and cultural realities. We have two distinct, complementary film programs – NYC theatrical premieres of American independents and foreign art films, and repertory selections including foreign and American classics, genre works, festivals and directors’ retrospectives.
Film Society of Lincoln Center • New York County
America’s pre-eminent film presentation organization, The Film Society of Lincoln Center was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, to recognize and support new filmmakers, and to enhance awareness, accessibility and understanding of the art among a broad and diverse film going audience.
Filmmakers' Cooperative (The New American Cinema Group, Inc.) • New York County
We are the first, and now oldest and largest, artist-run organization devoted to the dissemination of moving image art. Artists and estates maintain creative control of their works as we are a non-contractual, non-exclusive, membership based, non-profit group.
NACG is a research center for film scholars and media makers, a digitzation and preservation center for all formats of moving image art, as well as ensuring access to its collection via a screening room and digital streaming. We also foster the production of new art work via sponsorships and residencies.
NACG's extensive archive is readily accessible to international art and cultural institutions who value the collection as a vital resource. Intrinsic to our policy of non-exclusivity is our mission to provide visibility for works of art from all cultural, gender, and ethnic backgrounds.
FilmShop • New York County
Bringing together the best indie #filmmakers to collaborate and workshop independent media. Based in #Brooklyn, #Manhattan, #NewOrleans, and #sandboxnyc (Director's Collective).
Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Ithaca College • Tompkins County
Firelight Media, Inc. • New York County
Firelight produces award-winning films that expose injustice, illuminate the power of community and tell a history seldom told. Firelight connects these films with concrete and innovative ways for diverse audiences to be inspired, educated, and mobilized into action. Through our Documentary Lab and other Artists Support Work, we are dedicated to developing talented documentary filmmakers that advance underrepresented stories, moving them from the margins to the forefront of mainstream media through high quality, powerful productions.
Flaherty Seminar (International Film Seminars, Inc.) • Kings County
The Flaherty is a media arts organization that brings together diverse, curious minds to foster an in-depth discourse on film and the creative process. We build a dynamic film community through provocative interactive programming, passionate dialogue, and industry expertise. We believe in the transformative power of the moving image and its ability to change how we think about film, and the world we live in.
Through its unique annual Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, The Flaherty provides media makers, users, teachers and students an unparalleled opportunity to confront the core of the creative process, reaffirm the freedom of the independent artist to explore beyond known limits and renew the challenge to discover, reveal and illuminate the ways of life of peoples and cultures throughout the world.
Flux Factory • Queens County
Flux Factory’s Mission is to support and promote emerging artists through residencies, exhibitions, and collaborative opportunities; build sustainable artist networks; and help retain creative forces in New York City.
Programs - Flux provides affordable space to 40 local and international emerging Artists-in-Residence annually through bi-annual open calls. This artist’s hive is an incubator for experimentation with collaborative processes showcased in Flux’s 1400 sq ft gallery, which hosts over 75 annual multidisciplinary events – all Flux events are free and artists are compensated for their work. Flux commissions new works from the general public through quarterly open calls in thematic group exhibitions.
Franklin Furnace Archive • Kings County
Franklin Furnace’s mission is to present, preserve, interpret, proselytize and advocate on behalf of avant-garde art, especially forms that may be vulnerable due to institutional neglect, their ephemeral nature, or politically unpopular content. Franklin Furnace is dedicated to serving artists by providing both physical and virtual venues for the presentation of time-based visual art, including but not limited to artists’ books and periodicals, installation art, performance art, and unforeseen contemporary avant-garde artforms; and to undertake other activities related to these purposes. Franklin Furnace is committed to serving emerging artists; to assuming an aggressive pedagogical stance with regard to the value of avant-garde art to life; and to fostering artists’ zeal to broadcast ideas.
French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) • New York County
The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded to promote awareness and appreciation of French and Francophone cultures. One of the largest and most respected centers of\nFrench-American activities in the US, it is home to New York's foremost French language school (over 6,000 students enrolled in more than 250 classes at all levels annually), the country's leading all-French library (over 43,500 books\nand digital materials), and New York's only arts center dedicated to French and Francophone cultures.
FIAF's mission is to create and offer New Yorkers innovative and unique programs in education and the arts, which explore the evolving diversity and richness of French, Francophone, and American cultures and promote cross- cultural dialogue. Beyond its language school, to support its mission, FIAF develops events and artistic platforms, commissions new works in the performing arts, engages in co-presenting partnerships with a broad spectrum of cultural organizations (detailed lists are given in project descriptions), and organizes cross-cultural residencies for New York and international artists.
Major initiatives include: (1) Crossing the Line Festival, presenting innovative artists transforming cultural practices around the world and fostering increased social engagement through their work; (2) Tilt Kids Festival, offering an\narray of multidisciplinary works from local and international artists specifically for children and their families; (3) Young Audience Program with NYC schools, featuring age-appropriate arts education and appreciation events developed\nspecifically for students; (4) Animation First, New York's first ever festival dedicated to French animation; (5) CinéSalon, presenting weekly screenings of films by established and emerging directors, each introduced by cinema\nexperts and followed by discussions.
Friends of the High Line • New York County
Friends of the High Line works operates and maintains an extraordinary public space on the High Line. We seek to protect the entire historic structure, transforming an essential piece of New York's industrial past, and inspiring new ways of thinking about the city, public space, preservation, and community. Through excellence in operations, stewardship, innovative programming and world-class design, we seek to engage the vibrant and diverse community on and around the High Line. In addition to stewarding the park and its landscapes, we are committed to ensuring the High Line is a resource for the full breadth of our diverse community and city. We offer a wide range of educational and cultural programs that serve New Yorkers and visitors of all backgrounds and ages. In 2018, we welcomed more than 7 million visitors.
Friends of the Mozartina (Tarrytown Music Hall) • Westchester County
The 843-seat Music Hall is owned and operated and loved by The Friends of the Mozartina Musical Arts Conservatory, Inc, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, educational, and cultural organization established in 1979 and managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. It has a two-fold mission: 1) to provide quality programs in the performing arts for the general public including performing opportunities for students and professional artists, and 2) to preserve and restore the Music Hall, the oldest theater in Westchester and a building listed on the National Register for Historic Places.
The Music Hall is one of the busiest theaters in the region, offering the best in music, theater, dance, and film, and is a cultural destination, attracting well over 85,000 people including 25,000 children on an annual basis from all over the tri-state area. It is an economic engine, generating over $1 million for the local community through visitor related spending and contributes between $100,000 of space to local nonprofit organizations such as The Random Farms Kids’ Theater and Westchester Symphonic Winds every year.
The organization’s vision is to continue growing as a leading presenter of diverse and relevant programming in the performing arts for the enrichment of the tri-state community, promoting education through performances, classes, and residencies, partnering with local arts organizations, and strengthening the local economy.The Music Hall will be fully restored and expanded to accommodate an increased variety and quantity of high quality performances, and will be a showcase for green energy in a 19th century building.
Games for Change • New York County
Founded in 2004, Games for Change empowers game creators and social innovators to drive real-world change using games that help people to learn, improve their communities, and contribute to make the world a better place. G4C convenes stakeholders through our annual G4C Festival and fosters the exchange of ideas and resources through workshops and consulting projects. G4C inspires youth to explore civic issues and learn 21st-century and STEM skills through the G4C Student Challenge and trains educators to run game design classes on impact games. G4C incubates projects through game design challenges and executive production expertise in coalition building. G4C acts as an amplifier by curating and evangelizing games for change to the public through games arcades and awards.
George Eastman House • Monroe County
We convene a global community to share access and understanding of photographs and motion pictures as objects and ideas that inspire discovery and understanding of individuals, cultures, values, and history. Our leadership in restoration and care of collections will be extended by our presence in virtual media and by our commitment to education.
Ghetto Film School, Inc. • Bronx County
Ghetto Film School (GFS) is an award-winning nonprofit founded in 2000 to educate, develop and celebrate the next generation of great American storytellers. With locations in New York City and Los Angeles, GFS is the most elite and inclusive film academy in the world, equipping students for top universities and careers in the creative industries through two tracks: an introductory education program for high school students and early-career support for alumni and young professionals. GFS annually serves over 3,000 individuals in New York City, 14-34 years of age.
Glimmerglass Film Days (Otsego 2000, Inc.) • Otsego County
Otsego 2000 is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1981 to ensure the Otsego Lake region remains a masterpiece of nature by protecting and supporting its environmental, scenic, cultural, historic, and agricultural resources, and its economic wellbeing. The Otsego Lake region and its surrounding landscapes, valleys, villages, and farms constitute a unique confluence of historic, environmental, cultural, agricultural, rural and scenic resources. The long-term economic wellbeing of the region and the quality of life for its residents derive from our stewardship of these resources. Otsego 2000, as the first responder on environmental and sustainable development issues affecting the Otsego Lake region and beyond, seeks to protect these assets for the benefit of present and future generations. We advance our mission through informed advocacy, intelligent planning, public education, and sustainable economic alternatives.
Glimmerglass Film Days is now entering its seventh year, firmly established as a much-anticipated event on Cooperstown’s cultural calendar. Showcasing exceptional independent films that explore humanity’s complex relationship with the natural world, Glimmerglass Film Days is becoming known for its compelling, thought-provoking selection of films centered on an annual theme, and featuring discussions and Q&A with subject experts as well as film makers. Five days of films and discussions explore both the natural and built environments, as well as global cultures, and include documentaries, classic feature films, shorts, experimental films, restored silent films, and animated films. Since its inception, encouraging festival goers to explore the natural world around Otsego Lake as well as the museums and Main Street restaurants and businesses has been an important element to Glimmerglass Film Days as well.
Global Action Project • New York County
Global Action Project (GAP) develops the capacities and skills of youth most affected by injustice, to create powerful media, cultural expression, and social change. GAP provides effective media-arts programming to youth from low-income, new immigrant, and TLGBQ (Transgender, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Queer) communities. Since its founding in 1991, GAP has fostered a pipeline of socially conscious, media-savvy leaders of the future. Working with professionally trained artist-educators, youth collaborate to make powerful narrative, non-fiction, and new media pieces that amplify their diverse stories, and then use that media to educate and advocate on behalf of their respective communities.
For full program descriptions, visit our website: https://www.global-action.org/programs
The Gold Coast Arts Center is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization serving the community for over 20 years and dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. Since our founding in 1995, over 100,000 people of all ages and backgrounds have taken advantage of our many classes, live performances, programs, workshops, films and art exhibits. Every day we provide students, teachers, parents, senior citizens and community members with opportunities to learn about, discuss, view, enjoy, share and make art! Each fall we produce The Gold Coast International Film Festival in venues throughout Nassau County.
Grand Street Community Arts, Inc. • Albany County
Grand Street Community Arts was formed by concerned neighbors in the Mansion Neighborhood in 2003 as a way to bridge the cultural and economic divides in the neighborhood. GSCA has offered programs for teens, especially the award-winning Youth FX film/video program and Youth Organics!, a summer urban agriculture program. GSCA has also offered classes, after-school programs for kids and has hosted fashion shows, exhibitions and artist’s projects, and performances.
Greater Port Jefferson - Northern Brookhaven Arts Council • Suffolk County
The Arts are Alive and Culture Thrives in Northern Brookhaven through the Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council’s (GPJAC) in depth programming vision.
Since 1986, GPJAC has served the entire Northern Brookhaven area of Long Island from the North Shore down to the Long Island Expressway, a community of approximately 230,000 people consisting of all age, socio-economic and racial groups. We provide support for artistic activity embodying music, film, visual arts and all educational and cultural endeavors as they relate to the arts. This mission is accomplished by coordinating our efforts with arts organizations, artists, local municipalities, schools, art galleries, libraries, theaters and other such organizations that share our common goal. Most importantly, we do this for you! Our friends, our neighbors, our community!
Active programs and services include producing the Charles Dickens Festival for the Village of Port Jefferson; the Port Jefferson Documentary Series, voted Best of Long Island for 2017 and 2018; Sunday Street Concert Series at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook; Sunset Concert Series in Harborfront Park, Fiddle & Folk Festival, Wednesdays through July and August; Classical Plus, a true salon-type setting for excellent classical music performances; Triad Concert Series, a group of three classical oriented concerts geared for a general audience; Something New Concert Series that features original music from talented singer-songwriters and many more outreach programs that bring the joy of the arts to our Northern Brookhaven community.
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center • Erie County
A. To provide a center for contemporary art.
B. To recognize and serve a vital community artistic presence which is global in its outlook, challenging in its ideas, pluralistic in its concerns, and diverse in its expression. Hallwalls' twofold mission is to serve artists by supporting the creation and presentation of new work in the visual, media, performing, and literary arts, and to serve the public by making these works available to audiences. We are dedicated in particular to work by artists which challenges and extends the traditional boundaries of the various art forms, and which is critically engaged with current issues in the arts and--through the arts--in society. Finally, we believe that the right of freedom of expression for artists, and for free access to their works by interested individuals, must be protected as a fundamental and necessary condition of our mission.
The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) celebrates independent film—long, short, fiction and documentary—and introduces a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to our audiences. HIFF is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives to enlighten audiences, educate, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers, and present inspired entertainment. The Hamptons International Film Festival is a year-round non-profit organization celebrating 27 years with year-round first-run screenings, student film workshops, a Screenwriters Lab, a renowned summer documentary program, over 40 free summer screenings, and an annual film festival each October showcasing over 150 films.
Harlem Stage (Aaron Davis Hall) • New York County
Harlem Stage is a performing arts center that celebrates and perpetuates the unique and diverse artistic legacy of Harlem and the indelible impression it has made on American culture. We provide opportunity, commissioning and support for artists of color, make performances accessible to all audiences, and introduce children to the rich diversity, excitement and inspiration of the performing arts.
Harvestworks • New York County
Harvestworks’ mission is to present experimental artworks created in collaboration with our Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (T.E.A.M) Lab. The Harvestworks Lab supports the creation of art works achieved through the use of new and evolving technologies and provides professional artists with an environment for experimentation with project consultants, technicians, instructors and innovative practitioners in all branches of the electronic arts. We assist with commissions and residencies, production services, education and information programs, and the presentation and distribution of their work.
Havana Film Festival New York • New York County
Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) is an internationally recognized film festival celebrating Latin American cinema. In its 19th anniversary, HFFNY features more than 25 films from the most exciting cinematic talent from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Spain and the United States. HFFNY upholds the reputation for which it is known: enriching and expanding the vision of Latino culture in the United States. The films chosen each year reflect strong cultural and social identities rooted in their respective countries. The festival offers our audience the opportunity to see award-winning full-length feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation, and classics as well as new independent films rarely screened in the U.S.
HFFNY has paid tribute to some of the most important directors and actors including: Fernando Birri (Argentina), Walter Salles (Brazil), Silvio Caiozzi (Chile), Victor Gaviria (Colombia), Humberto Solas (Cuba), Juan Carlos Tabio (Cuba), Luis Alberto Garcia (Cuba), Jorge Perugorría (Cuba), Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (Cuba), Arturo Ripstein (Mexico), Jacobo Morales (Puerto Rico), and Estela Bravo (U.S.).
We continue forging a close relationship with our community, providing a multi-cultural experience to different age groups. Our special events, including retrospectives and panel discussions with notable local and international directors, actors, and producers, provide our audience with educational opportunities as well as a behind-the-scenes look at an industry that continues to gain recognition on a global level. By collaborating with other institutions and festivals, HFFNY is able to bring to NY the work of the most dynamic international Latino filmmakers.
High Falls Women's Film Festival • Monroe County
Founded in 2001, the High Falls Film Festival celebrates the artistry and innovation of women in film — behind the camera, in leading roles on the screen, and at the heart of storylines. Our focus on women in film is inspired by our city’s legacy as the birthplace of film and the women’s rights movement. The offerings include an international slate of independent films enhanced by panels, workshops, and talks with filmmakers.
Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station • Albany County
Our mission is to preserve the natural beauty of the Rensselaerville Falls, the watershed of Lake Myosotis and surrounding lands, to conduct long-term research on natural systems as part of a global effort to understand and protect the Earth’s biodiversity, and to increase appreciation of this effort through innovative, field-based educational programs for students, teachers, and the community.
ImageOut - The Rochester LGBT Film & Video Festival • Monroe County
ImageOut presents LGBT arts and cultural experiences showcasing films, other creative works and artists to promote awareness, foster dialogue and build community.
Independent Filmmaker Project • Kings County
The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) champions the future of storytelling by connecting film, video and media artists with essential resources at all stages of development and distribution. IFP fosters a vibrant and sustainable independent storytelling community, represents a growing network of 10,000 filmmakers around the world, and plays a key role in developing 350 new feature and documentary works each year. During its 35-year history, IFP has supported over 8,000 projects and offered resources to more than 20,000 filmmakers, including Debra Granik, Miranda July, Michael Moore, Dee Rees and Benh Zeitlin.
IFP guides filmmakers through the process of making and distributing their work. It offers creative, technological and business support through year-round programming, which includes Filmmaker Magazine, Independent Film Week, Envision, The Gotham Independent Film Awards, and the Independent Filmmaker Labs. IFP’s latest initiative, the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, is an incubator space developed with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, where storytellers from multiple disciplines, industries, and platforms can create, collaborate and connect. Through its programming—which also includes seminars, conferences, and mentorships—IFP creates exciting opportunities for promising new voices from a diverse range of racial, ethnic, religious, ideological and sexual perspectives.
Founded in 1979, IFP is the largest and oldest not-for-profit dedicated to independent film.
Indo-American Arts Council • New York County
The Indo-American Arts Council is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit, secular service and resource arts organization charged with the mission of promoting and building the awareness, creation, production, exhibition, publication and performance of Indian and cross-cultural art forms in North America. The Indo-American Arts Council's flagship event is the The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) which is the oldest, most prestigious Indian film festival screening premieres of feature, documentary and short films made from, of, and about the Indian subcontinent in the Independent, arthouse, alternate and diaspora genres. Founded in 2001 in the aftermath of the horror of 9/11, in response to Mayor Guiliani's call to all New Yorkers to help rejuvinate a limping city, NYIFF is seven days of premiere screenings, post-screening discussions, industry panels, special events, nightly networking parties, red carpet galas, media attention, an award ceremony and packed audiences – thus building an awareness of cinema with a heritage in the Indian subcontinent to entertain and educate North Americans about the real culture of the Subcontinent, to give filmmakers a platform to tell their stories, and to add to the amazing cultural diversity of New York City.
Institute for Electronic Arts (Alfred University) • Allegany County
The Institute for Electronic Arts is an electronic-media research studio within the School of Art and Design, NYSCC, Alfred University, NY. To support the needs of contemporary artists, the Institute develops evolving electronic-media studios, and runs artists’ workspace residencies and workshops. The IEA encourages and supports projects that involve experimental sonic/video production, multi-media systems, digital print-media, and publications. The Institute also is active media-art historical research and it produces national and international exhibitions. The IEA is committed to developing cultural interactions spurred by technological experimentation and artistic investigations.
Instituto Cervantes USA • New York County
To universally promote the Spanish language, its teaching, study and use, as well as develop the quality and visibility of these activities.
To contribute to the dissemination of the Spanish culture abroad in line with the corresponding entities of the Public Administration.
Instituto Cervantes will foremost attend to the cultural and linguistic patrimony common to the Spanish-speaking countries and communities.
Jacob Burns Film Center • Westchester County
The Jacob Burns Film Center is a nonprofit cultural arts center dedicated to: presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema; promoting 21st century literacy; and making film a vibrant part of the community.
Japan Society • New York County
Japan Society is the leading U.S. organization committed to deepening mutual understanding between the United States and Japan in a global context. Now in its second century, the Society serves audiences across the United States and abroad through innovative programs in arts and culture, public policy, business, language and education.
JCC Buffalo • Erie County
The Jewish Repertory Theatre is a program of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo. Founded in 2002, the JRT is a professional theatre whose mission is to present high quality plays grounded in Jewish life, themes, and values. Through our productions, audiences of diverse beliefs and backgrounds explore both the uniqueness of Jewish heritage and cultural experiences, as well as those that are shared with others. Drama illuminates the human condition, and the JRT strives to bring this into focus through the lens of Jewish theatre. The Jewish Repertory Theatre is theatre for everyone.
JCC Rochester Arts • Monroe County
The JCC of Greater Rochester is the home of arts programs including CenterStage Theatre, TKYEs (Theatre Young Kids Enjoy), JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival and Jewish Film Festival. All engage the community at large to enjoy and participate in top quality arts and cultural programming.
Korea Society • New York County
THE KOREA SOCIETY is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization with individual and corporate members that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea.
Laboratory for Icon and Idiom, Inc. (DBA IndieCollect) • New York County
We believe that independent films are the lifeblood of an open society. IndieCollect's mission is to rescue, restore and reactivate important indie films so they remain discoverable and accessible now and in the future.
Light Industry Cinema Projects, Ltd. • Kings County
"Light Industry is a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New York.
Developed and overseen by Thomas Beard and Ed Halter, the project centers upon a series of weekly events, which are frequently organized in collaboration with an invited artist, critic, or curator.
Conceptually, Light Industry draws equal inspiration from the long history of alternative art spaces in New York as well its storied tradition of cinematheques and other intrepid film exhibitors. Through a regular program of screenings, performances, and lectures, its goal is to explore new models for the presentation of cinema. Bringing together the worlds of contemporary art, experimental film, and documentary (to name only a few), Light Industry looks to foster an ongoing dialogue among a wide range of artists and audiences within the city."
Light Work • Onondaga County
Light Work was founded as an artist-run, non-profit organization in 1973. Its mission is to provide direct support through residencies, publications, exhibitions, a community-access digital lab facility, and other related projects to emerging and under-represented artists working in the media of photography and digital imaging.
Light Work Urban Video Project • Onondaga County
Urban Video Project (UVP), a program of Light Work in partnership with the Everson Museum of Art and Onondaga County, is an outdoor architectural projection venue dedicated to the public presentation of film, video and moving image arts. It is one of few projects in the United States dedicated to ongoing public projections and adds a new chapter to Central New York’s legacy as one of the birthplaces of video art using cutting-edge technology to bring art of the highest caliber to Syracuse.
Little Theatre Film Society, Inc. / WXXI Public Broadcasting • Monroe County
The Little Theatre is the premier cultural center for the presentation of American independent and foreign films, visual arts and music for the greater Rochester community. Through educational events, the Little Theatre provides local artists a place to share and discuss their visions with a diverse audience. The Little Theatre engages the community in a warm and inviting atmosphere with programming that stimulates and expands thought, inspires the spirit, promotes friendly discussion and opens cultural horizons.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council • New York County
Our mission is to create a fertile and nurturing environment for artists and arts groups, enlivening public spaces with free programs in the visual, performing, and new media arts, and to provide leadership in cultural planning and advocacy.
Magic Box Productions, Inc. • Westchester County
Magic Box Productions seeks to educate students and teachers in the language of the moving image through immersion in film, video and media arts; integrate the process of digital storytelling into schools by bringing professional artist-educators to work with schools and cultural organizations in the New York metropolitan area; and enable students and teachers to use technology to deepen understanding and enhance expression by creating original work.
Manhattan Neighborhood Network • New York County
MNN is responsible for administering public access cable TV services in Manhattan. Our purpose is to ensure the ability of Manhattan residents to exercise their First Amendment rights through moving image media to create opportunities for communication, education, artistic expression and other non-commercial uses of video facilities on an open and equitable basis.
In providing services, we seek to involve the diverse racial, ethnic and geographic communities of Manhattan in the electronic communication of their varied interest, needs, concerns and identities.
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan • New York County
Together with our community, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan creates opportunities for people to connect, grow, and learn within an ever-changing Jewish landscape.
Creative arts programming at the JCC is a critical means by which our community understands and appreciates itself more deeply and truly. We use the unique voices and media of visual art, film, dance, theater, musical performance, and intellectual conversation to amplify and give new perspective to the most important questions we face as a community.
The JCC's Carole Zabar Cente for Film showcases films that promote change and examine important topics. Our year-round Cinematters series presents previews and special engagements of films followed by discussions with filmmakers, actors, and other special guests. We also host three annual festivals, including the ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York, the Other Israel Film Festival, and the Israel Film Center Festival.
Maysles Documentary Center • New York County
The Maysles Documentary Center, a not for profit organization, is dedicated to the exhibition and production of documentary films that inspire dialogue and action. Through our cinema and education programs we engage diverse communities in creative self-expression, communicating ideas and advocating needs.
MediaNoche • New York County
MediaNoche is the place where art, technology and community converge. We offer artists working in new media exhibition space and residencies in order to provoke a dialogue that blurs all lines of marginality and alterity. Unique among art and technology groups, MediaNoche is directly linked to the oldest Latino community of New York City, Spanish Harlem, and has showcased a roster of local and international new media artists. We hold screenings and conduct workshops in digital media. We recently launched a technology-based pop-up space, POPS, the first of its kind, in order to support artists of all disciplines who want to preview work or do short-term exhibits using projectors and monitors.
Millennium Film Workshop • Kings County
To offer the non-commercial film artist -of whatever experience, or proven degree of proficiency, and without interference in either film-subject or style -the use without cost, or at minimal cost, of the tools of filmmaking, instruction in filmmaking, and a means of contacting others of like creative interest.
Mono No Aware • Kings County
MONO NO AWARE exists to nurture a community of working individuals with commensurate interests concerning cinema, its histories, practices, and possibilities. MNA constitutes a haven and a resource for the exploration and preservation of the cinematic arts, its tools and technologies.
Montez Press Radio • New York County
An offshoot of Montez Press, Montez Press Radio was founded in 2018 with the goal of fostering greater experimentation and conversation between artists, writers, and thinkers through the medium of radio. This platform is an experiment in broadcasting and community building which allows different corners of the art world to interact with each other in person and on air—a place where media finally meets flesh. Offering space and time to both the established and emerging or underrepresented, we are drawn to art that exists in the unexpected, the authenticity of sharing without a script, the sounds of ideas in the making, conversation that forgets there’s an audience. We strive to question current knowledge economies while doing our best to interrupt commercial means of communication. All of our in-studio broadcasts are free and open to the public. Stop by when we’re live at 46 Canal Street #2 in NYC or look at the schedule to see if we’re off-site and broadcasting near you.
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute • Oneida County
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is a fine arts center dedicated to serving diverse audiences by advancing the appreciation, understanding, and enjoyment of the arts. The art institute aims to promote interest and participation in the arts and stimulate artistic self-expression and personal creativity. MWPAI continues to assume a leadership and advocacy role for the arts in Utica, NY.
Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts • New York County
The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) uses the visual and performing arts as a point of departure for exploring new artistic production across a variety of disciplines. Through exhibitions and programming, MoCADA incites dialogue on pressing social and political issues facing the African Diaspora and fosters a dynamic space for the creation and continuous evolution of culture.
Museum of disABILITY History • Erie County
The Museum of disABILITY History is dedicated to advancing the understanding, acceptance and independence of people with disabilities. The Museum’s exhibits, collections, archives and educational programs create awareness and a platform for dialogue and discovery.
Museum of Modern Art • New York County
Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world. Through the leadership of its Trustees and staff, The Museum of Modern Art manifests this commitment by establishing, preserving, and documenting a permanent collection of the highest order that reflects the vitality, complexity and unfolding patterns of modern and contemporary art; by presenting exhibitions and educational programs of unparalleled significance; by sustaining a library, archives, and conservation laboratory that are recognized as international centers of research; and by supporting scholarship and publications of preeminent intellectual merit.
Museum of the Moving Image • Queens County
Museum of the Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media by presenting exhibitions, education programs, significant moving-image works, and interpretive programs, and collecting and preserving moving-image related artifacts. Each year the Museum screens more than 500 films in a stimulating mix of the classic and the contemporary. With live music for silent films, restored prints from the world's leading archives, and outstanding new films from the international festival circuit, Museum programs are recognized for their quality as well as their scope. The Museum’s core exhibition, Behind the Screen, immerses visitors in the creative process of making moving images. It features over 1,400 artifacts, from nineteenth-century optical toys to video games, as well as an array of interactive experiences, audiovisual material, and artworks. Since 2017, the Museum is home to an ongoing exhibition devoted to Jim Henson’s creative process and career acnhored by the acquisition of more than 400 artifacts from the family of Jim Henson. In the third-floor Changing Exhibitions Gallery, the Museum has hosted a range of exhibitions from Jim Henson’s Fantastic World, which drew record-breaking crowds to the Museum, to Spacewar! Video Games Blast Off, an interactive exhibition which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first digital video game. The Museum’s curriculum-based education programs are an unparalleled resource for middle- and high-school students and their teachers. Many student visitors are from the New York City public schools and surrounding area, though the Museum regularly provides programs for students traveling from around the country and around the world. Through guided tours of its exhibitions, educational screening programs and hands-on workshops, the Museum serves approximately 50,000 students each year in the new Ann and Andrew Tisch Education Center. The Museum also offers professional development seminars and workshops for teachers, and after-school programs that develop academic and technical skills. The Museum serves thousands more children, teens, and families in weekend and summer studios, workshops, hack jams, courses, and camps.
Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchase • Westchester County
The Neuberger Museum of Art is a center of teaching and learning for all stages of life. Located in a Philip Johnson-designed building at the heart of Purchase College, the NEU is the premier destination in the greater metro area for modern, contemporary, and African art.
Founded in 1969 with a promised gift of 300 works by Roy R. Neuberger—one of the greatest private collectors, philanthropists, and arts advocates of the twentieth century— the Museum’s collection has grown to over 6,000 objects by some of our best known artists including Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, Willem de Kooning, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Jackson Pollock.
Our signature biannual award, the Roy R. Neuberger Exhibition Prize, recognizes the work of exceptional contemporary artists, continuing our founding patron’s dedication to supporting artists early in their careers.
Today, the Neuberger is more active and vibrant than ever. Critically acclaimed exhibitions draw local, regional, and international audiences at both our Westchester location as well as our New York City location, NEU SPACE l 42.
A wealth of tours, lectures, and programs engage our broad and diverse community. On any day, you can see adults, families, K-12 school children and their teachers, and Purchase College students, faculty and staff enjoying the museum.
At the Neuberger, appreciating art is active and interactive. Here, students, scholars, artists, and art lovers find common ground to experiment, question, and grow
New Fest • New York County
NewFest is dedicated to bringing together filmmakers and audiences to build a community which passionately supports increased visibility of a wide range of expressions and viewpoints within the LGBT community We are committed to nurturing emerging LGBT and allied filmmakers. We support those artists who are willing to take risks in telling the stories that fully reflect the diversity and complexity of our lives. And we’re committed to bringing our audience stories that transform our vision of who we are and who we can be.
New Museum • New York County
Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum and is respected internationally for the adventurousness and global scope of its curatorial program. Through initiatives such as IdeasCity, addressing the role of culture in the civic realm, and NEW INC, the first museum-led incubator for creative entrepreneurs, the New Museum pushes the boundaries of what a museum is and can be.
New York Film/Video Council • New York County
The New York Film/Video Council is New York’s oldest continuously operating non-profit serving the independent film, video and electronic arts community. For over 70 years, we’ve been a haven for lively discussions, panels and screenings.
Founded in 1946, the Council was one of the only film organizations operating in New York. Now, in a rich sea of film and media organizations, the Council is unique in drawing together members for events across the breadth of our community.
Our roster of members includes important narrative, avant-garde and documentary filmmakers, programmers, archivists, scriptwriters, critics, professors, animators and others with a passion for film. NYFVC members are affiliated with such organizations as The Museum of Modern Art, Filmakers Library, The New York Public Library, the IFP, Maysles Films, SVA, EAI, Columbia, and BAM.
Over the years, NYFVC programs have addressed technological innovation, independent production, finance, production, distribution and exhibition, international production, fair use, restoration, non-theatrical media for social change among other urgent topics. The evolution of the NYFVC has always mirrored the evolution of the field.
The NYFVC is run by an entirely volunteer board and spends every penny of dues on programming and events, which are largely FREE for members.
New York Hall of Science • Queens County
The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.
NYSCI serves schools, families and underserved communities in the New York City area, offering informal, hands-on learning through various products and services that use the “design-make-play” method of bringing delight and play to educating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Designers-in-Residence: The Designers-in-Residence (DiR) program has been created to infuse innovation and current design principles, thinking and insight into NYSCI’s Science Career Ladder. During their residency, DiRs will participate in public programs and be paired with a small group of two or three Explainers. DiRs come to NYSCI to engage with museum culture, explore our resources, and work with their Explainer partners. The goal of the program is for the DiR and Explainer teams to test ideas with the public, develop new work or new components of existing projects, and introduce different perspectives into the way NYSCI presents information and engages with our multiple publics.
ACCESS: This annual project fosters collaborations between artist and scientist pairs to create a unique, collaborative and more accessible view of scientific research to museum-goers.
New York International Children's Film Festival • New York County
New York International Children's Film Festival was founded in 1997 to support the creation and dissemination of thoughtful, provocative, and intelligent film for children and teens ages 3-18. The Festival experience cultivates an appreciation for the arts, encourages active, discerning viewing, and stimulates lively discussion among peers, families, and the film community.
Each year, the Festival invites audiences to explore the world without leaving NYC. Screened over the course of four weeks at venues throughout the city, the Festival program - narrowed down from over 2,500 international submissions - is comprised of approximately 100 short and feature films, filmmaker Q&As, retrospective programs, parties, and premieres. Audience members of all ages vote on the Festival-winning films, and winners of the annual Jury Awards are eligible for Academy Award® consideration.
In addition to the annual event, New York International Children's Film Festival presents year-round engagement, including special event film premieres and programs, satellite events in other cities, educational programs, and a nationwide touring program. The Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization.
New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival • New York County
Since 1987, MIX NYC has been a laboratory for experimental media art rooted in the lives, politics, and experiences of queer people. Through hosting annual film-festivals and screenings, MIX brings together a large and diverse community in celebration of film and video as mediums for queer art, craft, and self-expression, creating transformative visual and social experiences.
At MIX, film and video become a process of participation and dialogue, providing queer artists the chance to present work to an audience of peers. MIX strives to turn passive audiences into active participants through communal practices and volunteerism, extending the reach of our mission beyond the walls of any particular screening or festival.
New York Public Library • New York County
The New York Public Library has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years. Founded in 1895, NYPL is the nation’s largest public library system, featuring a unique combination of 88 neighborhood branches and four scholarly research centers, bringing together an extraordinary richness of resources and opportunities available to all.
New York Women in Film & Television • New York County
New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) advocates for equality in the moving image industry and supports women in every stage of their careers. As the preeminent entertainment industry association for women in New York, NYWIFT energizes women by illuminating their achievements, presenting training and professional development programs, awarding scholarships and grants, and providing access to a supportive community of peers.
NYWIFT brings together nearly 2,500 women and men working both above and below the line. NYWIFT is part of a network of 50 women in film chapters worldwide, representing more than 15,000 members. NYWIFT produces over 50 innovative programs and special events annually, including the Muse Awards for Vision and Achievement, which honors women in front of and behind the camera, and Designing Women, which recognizes costume designers, makeup artists and hair stylists in the industry.
NYSCA • New York County
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. The Council believes in supporting artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure, the rights of all New Yorkers to access and experience the power of the arts and culture, and the vital contribution the arts make to the quality of life in New York communities.
Outpost Artists Resources • Queens County
Outpost Artists Resources is an artist run, multi-disciplinary arts organization, located on the Bushwick Brooklyn/Ridgewood Queens border, that assists artists in creating and presenting new work. Outpost is committed to supporting new work through its residencies, and events - its mission is to serve artists in need of assistance with video, audio & physical computing based art installation projects; to host exhibitions; to present video screenings and multidisciplinary events; to present experimental music, and performance. In addition, Outpost hosts low cost classes in new media software for artists. Outpost has served the arts community since 1991, providing access to the latest in video editing technology and now custom programming for physical computing, at well below market rates - it was one of the first digital, non-linear editing facilities to open in New York City, focused on producing fine art video. In 2003, the Cuts and Burns Residency Program began, providing artists free access to the Outpost facility, an editor, and if needed, lodging. In 2010, the program began assisting artists interested in interactive design, pairing artists with programmers to create custom software and hardware new media. With a 2009 move to a permanent space in Ridgewood, we gained a new facility, including a 1000 sq/ft presentation space and the SeeThru event series began. SeeThru gives visual artists and video practitioners, opportunities to present work in exhibitions and screenings; presents events that pair video art with music; presents emerging and established performers in an array of disciplines.
Palace Theatre • Albany County
The Palace Performing Arts Center brings world-class arts and entertainment to the Capital Region. We make performing arts experiences in the Palace Theater accessible to all through diverse programming, community events, arts education, collaboration & much more. Through these initiatives, we cultivate a vibrant, thriving community.
Paley Center for Media • New York County
The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media.
Paper Tiger TV • New York County
Paper Tiger Television (PTTV) is an open, non-profit, volunteer video collective. Through the production and distribution of our public access series, media literacy/video production workshops, community screenings and grassroots advocacy PTTV works to challenge and expose the corporate control of mainstream media. PTTV believes that increasing public awareness of the negative influence of mass media and involving people in the process of making media is mandatory for our long-term goal of information equity.
Parrish Art Museum • Suffolk County
The Parrish Art Museum is a place to discover and connect with artists and art with a focus on the rich creative legacy of the East End and its global impact on the art world. We present 15 temporary exhibitions each year, including new installations drawn from our world-class collection of more than 3,000 works, special exhibitions that reconsider the work of a single artist, and group exhibitions that explore compelling themes. The Parrish produces over 100 public programs—film, music, and talks—and offers a year-round schedule of inspiring classes and workshops.
Participant, Inc. • New York County
Founded in December 2001 as an educational corporation and not-for-profit alternative space, PARTICIPANT INC seeks to provide a venue in which artists, curators, and writers can develop, realize, and present ambitious projects within a context that recognizes the social and cultural value of artistic experimentation.
The mission of PARTICIPANT INC is to serve artists through in-depth consideration, presentation, and the publishing of critical writing; and to introduce this work into public contexts through exhibitions, screenings, performances, and educational programs.
The programming priorities of PARTICIPANT INC reflect the premise that artists produce significant work through a deep relationship with an organization whose focus is its committed collaborations with them. By encouraging experimentation and project-based exhibitions for artists at many different stages of their careers, PARTICIPANT INC strives to address the changing context of alternative arts presenting and to respond responsibly to the diverse practices of artists.
Pioneer Works • New York County
Pioneer Works is an artist-run cultural center which opened in 2013 in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It is our mission to build community through the arts and sciences, to create an open and inspired world. Each year we offer more than one hundred affordable and engaging programs across Visual Art, Music, Science, Literature and Technology. This wide scope of accessible offerings attracted over 150,000 audience members in 2018, including over 2,500 students who attended Pioneer Works workshops and classes. This past year alone, we presented exhibitions, performances and talks from Nobel Laureates, a NASA Astronaut, National Book Award winners, a Grammy Award winner, Guggenheim Fellows, National Medal of Science recipients, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and MacArthur Fellows. We were honored to support these leading creative voices and bring their work to new and diverse audiences.
Plaza Mac • Suffolk County
The Plaza's mission is to celebrate the power and magic of film as an art form and as a medium for multicultural exchange and social responsibility by: Screening quality mainstream, independent, and foreign films, and opera and plays captured live from world stages; presenting series and festivals with guest speakers; offering field trips, classes, and workshops in filmmaking, animation, and media literacy; and contributing to the economic and cultural development of the community.
Pratt Institute • Kings County
As one of the world’s multicultural epicenters for arts, culture, design, and business, New York City provides Pratt students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the Pratt campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Pratt has a 25-acre campus in Brooklyn, a creative hub in the midst of a renaissance, and another in Manhattan. The Institute’s campus in the historic Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn is adjacent to the emerging Brooklyn Tech Triangle, a nexus for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Pratt’s programs are consistently ranked among the best in the country, and its faculty and alumni include the most renowned artists, designers, and scholars in their fields. Its interdisciplinary curriculum promotes collaborative and creative strategies for design thinking and provides students with unparalleled training facilities.
Reel Stories Teen Filmmaking • Kings County
Reel Works mentors, inspires and empowers underserved NYC youth to share their stories through filmmaking, creating a springboard to successful careers in media and beyond.
Reel Works matches teens 1:1 with professional filmmaker mentors to tell their stories and have their voices heard. It’s a powerful combination that changes young lives and creates films that have been seen by tens of millions of viewers worldwide.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (EMPAC) • Rensselaer County
Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s oldest technological research university. The university offers degrees from five schools: Engineering; Science; Architecture; Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; and the Lally School of Management; as well as an interdisciplinary degree in Information Technology and Web Science. The public media arts programs offered at RPI include iEAR Presents! programming through the department of the Arts since the 1990s, and the Deep Listening Center, founded by Pauline Oliveros, and recently moved to RPI, School of HASS.
Residency Unlimited • Kings County
Residency Unlimited (RU) is a not for profit arts organization that fosters highly customized residencies through strategic partnerships with collaborating institutions. Moving beyond the traditional studio model, RU supports local and international artists and curators at all levels of their career, and is particularly committed to promoting multidisciplinary practices and to building lasting connections between residents and the broader arts community.
Rhizome • New York County
Rivertown Film Society • Rockland County
Rivertown Film Society is devoted to celebrating, exploring and promoting the art of the motion picture through film screenings and educational programs.
Activities in support of this mission are intended to enhance audience appreciation of the motion picture, encourage support for filmmakers and the local film community, provide educational programs related to the art and craft of motion pictures and to help build the cinematic arts audience of the future.
Rochester Contemporary Art Center • Monroe County
We create dialogue & build community through contemporary art. Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) is a venue for the exchange of ideas and a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that was founded in 1977. As a center for thoughtful contemporary art, RoCo provides unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists.
Rockland Center for the Arts • Rockland County
The mission of Rockland Center for the Arts is to inspire, educate and enrich the community through creating, teaching and presenting the arts, and to provide opportunities for all people to experience and participate in the cultural life of our region.
Rooftop Films • Kings County
Rooftop Films is a is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and inspire diverse communities by showing movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, teaching filmmaking to young people, and renting low-cost equipment to artists and non-profits. At Rooftop Films, we bring underground movies outdoors
But Rooftop Films is more than a film festival. We are a community. We are a collective collaboration between filmmakers and festivals, between audience members and artists, between venues and neighborhoods. Our goal is to nurture a vibrant independent filmmaking community not only by exhibiting the work of low-budget filmmakers but also by providing essential support systems for those who otherwise have none. Rooftop Films is keeping this vital mode of filmmaking alive and well in New York City and beyond.
In addition to the Summer Series, our work includes:
Rooftop Filmmakers' Fund
Rooftop Films commits $1 of every ticket sold and every film submission fee to fund new productions, an innovative approach to the exhibition/production cycle which uses the support of our community to produce dynamic films. This year, we will be screening a number of films we co-funded, including Benh Zeitlin's award-winning short film ""Glory at Sea"" (June 12), a post-Katrina shipwreck epic; PJ Raval's feature-length documentary ""Trinidad"" (September 17), about a town in Colorado that is known as the sex-change capital of the world; and an excerpt from Fabio Wuytack's upcoming feature ""Persona Non Grata"" (June 14), about his father, a radical left-wing missionary working in Venezuela in the 1970s.
In 2010-11, Rooftop Films gave away over $12,000 in cash and more than $25,000 in services.
Youth Video Education at Automotive High School
For four years, this trailblazing Brooklyn public high school has generously hosted screenings on their beautiful lawn. We in turn host in-school film assemblies and teach film appreciation and production classes to the students. In Spring 2008, alumni Rooftop filmmaker Tamika Guishard created a curriculum using independent films to teach students basic media literacy, particularly focusing on identifying racism and sexism. Meanwhile Rooftop veteran Robert Castillo used his storyboarding skills to instruct students on how to craft their personal stories using images and video.
Rooftop Films has been staging film and music screenings indoors and outdoors all over New York since 1997 and have always been proud of our commitment to quality presentation. When we aren't using the gear ourselves, we rent it at reduced rates, and even provide trained professional technicians who can help exhibitors select the best equipment and/or set up for their events."
Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art • Tompkins County
The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art serves as a research repository of electronic & new media art and resources. The curatorial vision emphasizes international video and digital interfaces, New York State electronic and digital arts, and artistic experimentation by international, independent artists. Designed as an experimental center of research and creativity, the Goldsen Archive includes materials by individual artists and special collections, which include the New York archives of New York State Council on the Arts Electronic Media & Film Program, Experimental Television Center, Renew Media/Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships in New Media Art. The Goldsen Archive collaborates on conceptual experimentation and archival/preservation strategies with international curatorial and fellowship projects.
Rosendale Theatre Collective • Ulster County
The mission of the Rosendale Theatre Collective (RTC) is to preserve and operate the Rosendale Theatre, a historic Main Street anchor business crucial to the economic stability of downtown Rosendale, New York, and the cultural life of Rosendale and Ulster County residents through a multidisciplinary approach of arts and education programming, thereby raising the quality of life in our diverse community.
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. • Kings County
Founded by four artists in 1978 at the height of New York City’s experimental arts revolution, Roulette’s beginnings in a Tribeca loft have evolved into a 12,000 square-foot multi-level facility in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn’s cultural district, serving over 70,000 visitors each year and presenting over 120 music, dance, and intermedia performances by some of today’s most prolific artists and their extraordinary emerging counterparts. Roulette is now recognized as one of the nation’s premier venues for cutting-edge, experimental work of our time. Over the past four decades and throughout this growth, Roulette’s mission has remained simple and the same: to support artists creating new and adventurous art in all disciplines by providing them with a venue and resources to realize their creative visions, and to build an audience interested in the evolution of experimental art.
Roulette’s longest-standing program is the Concert Series of New + Adventurous Music, focusing on world and U.S. premieres within the wide spectrum of new experimental music: avant-jazz, opera, non-Western music, electronic, classical, and new musical hybrids and modalities. Roulette’s other primary programs include DanceRoulette, an innovative new movement series challenging traditional notions of dance featuring works by veteran and emerging choreographers; Intermedia, a program highlighting artists working in new media and film who use cutting-edge technologies in unusual ways to redefine traditional perceptions of their disciplines; and GENERATE, Roulette’s signature incubator program which helps fund ambitious, complex, and often large-scale experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers through residencies, commissions, and by providing other critical production and technical support.
Roulette invests significant resources to ensure that work lives well beyond a single night through Roulette TV, Radio, and Archive. Now in its 20th year, Roulette TV (RTV) is a growing collection of over 150 video programs focused on Roulette artists, ranging from 15-minute profiles to 45-minute in-depth event coverage, broadcast weekly on Manhattan Neighborhood Network since 1999, and Brooklyn Free Speech (via BRIC) the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm. Each episode provides illustrative clips of the work in performance and thoughtful, informed interviews with the artist, designed to illuminate the creative process and encourage an appreciation of the imagination, skill, and courage it takes to create. The full collection of episodes are available on our website and Vimeo for streaming.
Roulette’s radio show is produced and narrated by veteran radio producer and Roulette co-founder David Weinstein. “Tracking The Odds: The Roulette Concert Archive” is a monthly hour-long radio special broadcast in partnership with Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM and Standing Wave Radio.
Beyond our artistic programing, Roulette’s Community Services Program provides two valuable outlets. The program offers subsidized and affordable rental rates to over 70 non-profit cultural and community organizations and is designed to address the needs of small organizations that are plagued by unaffordable and unsuitable spaces for public programs in NYC. In total, Roulette provides approximately $75,000 in subsidies to non-profits on an annual basis, made possible by rates charged to commercial clients like HBO, Comedy Central, Stubhub, weddings and corporate events, and with support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. In total, Roulette hosts up to 160 eight-hour rental events in the space each year. The second facet of Roulette’s Community Services Program is Roulette’s A/V Apprenticeship Program, which offers immersive, stipended, in-depth Audio/Visual training in live concert production to underserved individuals from New York City.
Roxbury Arts Group • Delaware County
The Roxbury Arts Group offers high-quality arts programming at our two venues, The Roxbury Arts Center in Roxbury NY, and the Old School Baptist Church in the Denver-Vega Valley, while using strong partnerships to continue community programming in Stamford.
The Roxbury Arts Group also administers the Decentralization Grant Program that provides funding to non-profit organizations and artists within Delaware County for special projects and programs.
Rural Route Films • Queens County
The Rural Route Film Festival was created to highlight works that deal with unique people and places outside of the bustle of the city. Taking in a Rural Route program is like choosing the road less travelled, and learning something new about our constantly amazing world.
Whether it be a fictional backpacking drama set in the Peruvian Andes, a personal/experimental work about life in a Kazakh village, or a documentary about an organic, Appalachian turnip farm, our mission is to screen work about rare people and cultures normally overlooked by the mainstream media. Our content consists of top quality, cutting edge contemporary and archival work from sources both local and far, far away.
Since 2002, the Rural Route Film Festival has been centered in New York City, where both founders (originally from Iowa) met working in the film industry. Whether screening in New York, or on one of our many tour dates, our content is more relevant than ever, tackling some of the most important topics of the day within the slow food movement, global warming/environmental arena, and life sustainability symposium.
Russian-American Cultural Center • New York County
Established in 1998 and headquartered in New York, RACC is the US leading nonprofit organization with the mission to facilitate cultural life within the Russian émigré community and to promote international understanding of Russian American art and heritage by supporting cultural awareness, cultural exchange and cultural diversity. RACC producing events in multidisciplinary fields such as art, literature, film festivals, screenings and discussions, performance, and serves an enormous audience including both Russian and non-Russian speakers, connecting people of all ages and enriching the cultural perspective of audiences across the United States and abroad.
Sanctuary for Independent Media (Media Alliance) • Rensselaer County
Our mission is to use art and participatory action to promote social and environmental justice and freedom of creative expression. Media Alliance owns, operates, and has offices in The Sanctuary for Independent Media, a century-old former church that has been re-purposed into a telecommunications production facility dedicated to community media arts. The Sanctuary for Independent Media is a place where community-engaged interdisciplinary artists experiment with aesthetic form and challenging content, with the overarching goal of shedding light on media arts’ vital role in the process of building a democratic society. The Sanctuary for Independent Media hosts screening, production and performance facilities, and arts and education training in community media and media arts. We also operate a broadcast radio station (WOOC 105.3 FM), an outdoor venue (Freedom Square), an arts-based environmehtal education center (NATURE Lab), several gardens (Collard City Growers) and a youth media program (Uptown Summer).
Saratoga Film Forum • Saratoga County
For 25 years, Saratoga Film Forum has been the place in Saratoga Springs to see the best Independent films, foreign films and documentaries. And we regularly schedule conversations and speakers for lively discussions about the films we screen.
School for Poetic Computation • New York County
As computation becomes increasingly intertwined with the human condition, the Society for Poetic Computation supports artists and critical thinkers to shape more creative, humane and poetic forms of computation.
The Poetic Computation Society seeks to advance artistic, ethical and critical engagement with technology as it relates to human experience. We believe that greater diversity of artists and creative practitioners working with computation will give more people agency in their relationships to technology. To achieve our goals, we produce artistic and educational events exploring the intersections of code, design, hardware and theory — exposing audiences to new ideas and art to new audiences.
Under our motto more poetry, less demo, we organize and facilitate classes, exhibitions, talks, salons, conferences and fairs involving arts, literature and the humanities. We provide an approachable space for the public to engage with art and technology. In addition to fee-based programming, we offer free talks for the public, and scholarships or pay-what-you-can pricing for many of our events.
We also recognize our ability to provide a platform for professional development to young artists, educators and organizers. We provide our services and resources to help host events organized by members of our community in an effort to grow a bigger audience and sustainable network of art and technology practitioners.
We believe in openness and transparency. Core to this belief, we publish our curriculum online and share our reflections from each session so that others may benefit from the lessons we’ve learned. We do this to support educators, artists and organizers who wish to further the opportunities around STEAM education.
The organization will explore additional formats including, but not limited to, screenings, residency opportunities, and publishing (both online and in print), among other formats, in order to achieve its goals. We will also seek out opportunities for members of our community to engage in global technology and arts endeavors to amplify the influence of the creative and critical skills that our programs foster.
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center • Cayuga County
The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center is a multi-arts organization that emphasizes fine arts, architecture and design. The Art Center encourages the work of emerging artists and promotes public participation in and appreciation of the arts through exhibitions, educational programs and other special events designed to reach a diverse audience. We host more than a dozen exhibitions a year in our three galleries, run an internationally known quilting conference, offer art classes for all ages, and sell unique items in its gift shop. The Schweinfurth’s classes include painting, drawing, ceramics, and sewing, and the art center is internationally known for our focus on fiber arts.
Signal Culture • Tioga County
Signal Culture encourages creation of new work, building of community, and connection to history in the field of experimental media art by providing artists, researchers, and innovators with residencies, resources, and exhibition opportunities.
Silent Cinema Presentations (Silent Clown Film Series) • New York County
Silent Cinema Presentations is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to presenting silent movies with live musical accompaniment to audiences of all ages, in order to preserve the experience of silent cinema. We produce silent film shows at a variety of venues, and we restore silent films for use at our shows.
We believe in the entertainment value and the cultural and historical importance of silent cinema, and will pass its fun, wonders and traditions on to the audiences of today and tomorrow.
Smack Mellon • Kings County
Smack Mellon is a nonprofit arts organization located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Smack Mellon’s mission is to nurture and support emerging, under-recognized mid-career and women artists in the creation and exhibition of new work, by providing exhibition opportunities, studio workspace, and access to equipment and technical assistance for the realization of ambitious projects. We see ourselves as a vehicle whereby under-represented artists can create, explore and exhibit their creative ideas outside the concerns of the commercial art world, offering many artists the exposure and recognition they deserve.
Smack Mellon’s Exhibition Program provides opportunities for artists who do not have gallery representation in New York. Our facilities allow artists ample room to explore their medium and present their work, enabling them to create their most ambitious projects to date. Smack Mellon presents solo and group exhibitions featuring artists who tackle subjects that challenge us to reflect on the changing world in which we live.
The Artist Studio Program was launched in 2000 in response to the worsening crisis in availability of affordable workspace for artists living and working in New York City. This program provides free studio space, access to a fabrication workshop, a media lab with editing suites, and a fellowship to six artists for a yearlong residency. Smack Mellon convenes a panel of arts professionals annually to select the six Studio Artists from over 600 applicants.
Art Ready is an unparalleled opportunity for New York City public high school students to become exposed to professional life as an artist. The program engages young people in a way no other arts education program does–by pairing students directly with successful working artists. Mentors tutor the students in their creative process, introduce them to new ways of working, engage them in continuous critical reflection, and provide guidance as the students make decisions about their futures in the arts.
Smithsonian Institution • New York County
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian • New York County
The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere—past, present, and future—through partnership with Native people and others. The museum works to support the continuance of culture, traditional values, and transitions in contemporary Native life.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation • New York County
Committed to innovation, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation collects, preserves, and interprets modern and contemporary art, and explores ideas across cultures through dynamic curatorial and educational initiatives and collaborations. With its constellation of architecturally and culturally distinct museums, exhibitions, publications, and digital platforms, the Foundation engages both local and global audiences.
Springville Center for the Arts • Erie County
Believing that creative pursuits enrich our lives, Springville Center for the Arts encourages participation in the arts by all segments of our community. We fulfill our mission by maintaining a center to house our performance, exhibition, educational and other arts programs.
Squeaky Wheel (Buffalo Media Resources) • Erie County
Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center has a mission to continue a legacy of innovation in media arts through access, education, and exhibition. We envision a community that uses electronic media and film to celebrate freedom of expression and diversity of voice.
Our dynamic roster of quality arts education programs builds social and creative capital through the cultivation of critical thinking and 21st-century skills, such as innovation, digital literacy, and collaboration. Public equipment and facility access includes a digital media lab, professional-grade equipment, and an array of affordable video transfer and digitization services. Our annual exhibitions showcase regional and national media artists at Squeaky Wheel and throughout the city as film screenings, performances, and gallery installations – most of which are free and open to the public.
Creativity & Experimentation – We embrace experimentation as essential to the creative process.
Media & Digital Literacy – We engage individuals with technical and critical approaches to media technologies at every level of need and knowledge.
Community Engagement & Collaboration – We connect communities, local and international, as both a leader and a partner with artists, educators, schools, and community groups.
Equal Access – We actively remove barriers that can prevent access to our programs by offering programs with free and affordable tuition, free and low-cost admission to events, and work-trade/volunteer/internships opportunities.
Standby Program • Queens County
Standby's mission is to foster the creation and preservation of media art work by democratizing access to media technology, providing technical information and consultation, and creating resources which advance the development of the field as a whole.
The Art Effect • Dutchess County
The Art Effect (formerly Spark Media Project and Mill Street Loft) is committed to being a catalyst for youth empowerment and community engagement through the arts and media across the Hudson Valley. We foster personal and professional development for youth through sequential, impactful arts and media programs that encourage youth to explore, experience, and excel. From our youth employment programs, to our award-winning Dutchess Arts Camps and Art Institute, exhibitions, workshops, and performances, The Art Effect is dedicated to supporting personal growth, fostering self-expression, and enhancing human services through the arts to build a shared sense of community.
The Art Effect's media arts programs include Spark Studios, an intermediate-level filmmaking and workforce development program for teens; Radio Uprising, a youth-produced weekly radio program; and Forge Media, a production house apprenticeship program. Media is integrated into almost all other arts programming, including school and library residencies, MADLab, the Art Institute, Dutchess Arts Camp, and the Empire after-school program.
The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) is an exciting showcase for contemporary Bosnian-Herzegovinian cinematography, and films with Bosnia and Herzegovina as their theme. Each year, BHFF brings a colorful tableau of Bosnian and Herzegovinian stories to diverse New York City audiences. Over the years it has grown from a simple film revue event to a New York City institution; its audience includes people with Bosnian heritage, people from other Balkan expatriate communities, as well as a wide cross-section of all New Yorkers who cherish international and independent film productions.
The Brick Theater Inc. • Kings County
The Brick Theater, Inc is a not-for-profit theater company dedicated to nurturing the work of emerging artists at its performance space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn—The Brick.
The Brick presents world premieres, monthly performance series, and seasonal festivals, expanding Williamsburg’s profile as a destination for cutting-edge art and entertainment.
The Brick continues to seek new artists and projects, to provide them with a creative home, and to serve as Williamsburg’s primary incubator of innovative theater arts.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts • Bronx County
Founded in 1971, The Bronx Museum of the Arts is a contemporary art museum connecting diverse audiences to the urban experience through its permanent collection, special exhibitions, and education programs. Reflecting the borough’s dynamic communities, the Bronx Museum is the crossroad where artists, local residents, national and international visitors meet. A Free Admission policy, established in 2012 is now an integral part of the Museum’s identity, deepening its role as an organization committed to increasing access to the arts for all.
Changing exhibitions feature artists reflecting the cultural diversity of the borough and themes of special interest to the Bronx community while exploring the interplay between contemporary art and popular culture. The Museum has a distinct collection of over 2,000 art works focusing on artists of African, Asian, and Latin American ancestry, including artists for whom the Bronx has been crucial to their artistic development. K-12 Arts Education programs include free and subsidized guided exhibition tours, art-making workshops, and instruction at underfunded Title 1 schools; paid after-school and summer teen programs to build the civic engagement, art and digital media skills of Bronx youth; and free weekend family art-making activities. The Museum also engages local, multi-generational community members through an array of free public and community events, including live performances, dance commissions, film screenings, poetry and spoken word, artist talks, and panels. Established in 1980, the pioneering AIM program has provided free professional development seminars to over 1,200 diverse, emerging New York City artists, and a residency program is providing free studio space to AIM alumni as of 2019.
The Center for Photography at Woodstock • Ulster County
CPW is a vital hub for dialogue and discovery in photography and related media, bringing together a diverse array of artists and a vibrant community with a strong artistic tradition. Through its programs, CPW fosters opportunities to create and explore photography, and celebrate its role in contemporary culture.
The Craic Fest (Film Fleadh Foundation) • New York County
The Craic Fest was founded be Terence Mulligan back in 1998. We are a nonprofit 501c(3) organization, the Film Fleadh Foundation (FFF) was originally designed to produce the Film Fleadh film festival that annually provides four days of the best of the New Irish Cinema and culture to the New York City and tri-state region. In 2001, due to the overwhelming response of our short films screened in March (FILM FLEADH) we successfully added a WEE CRAIC. WEE CRAIC is a night event of award-winning Irish short films.
The Jewish Museum • New York County
Founded in 1904, the Jewish Museum occupies a unique space in the cultural landscape of New York and the world, dedicated to the enjoyment, understanding, and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Jewish people. The Jewish Museum was the first institution of its kind in the United States and is the oldest existing Jewish museum in the world.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Center • New York County
Empowering LGBT people, building strong community.
New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center empowers people to lead healthy, successful lives. The Center celebrates our diversity and advocates for justice and opportunity.
The Center fosters a welcoming environment where everyone is celebrated for who they are. We offer the LGBTQ communities of NYC advocacy, health and wellness programs; arts, entertainment and cultural events; recovery, parenthood and family support services.
The Picture House Regional Film Center • Westchester County
The Picture House is dedicated to creating a shared community experience for diverse audiences through film, education programming, and unique cultural offerings. Our historically preserved and restored theater offers a unique gathering place dedicated to entertaining, enriching, and inspiring a sense of wonder for all ages.
The Strand Center for the Arts • Clinton County
Since its inception in 2000, the Strand Center for the Arts has played a vital role in the development of the arts through Presenting and Arts Education. The Strand Center for the Arts strives to collaborate with community organizations and to help strengthen the economics of the North Country.
The Strand Center for the Arts has been a long-time partner with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, providing a variety of scholarships for area youth to participate in ArtQuest programming, Theatre for Youth and other programs benefiting young students. The Strand Center has also formed a partnership with the United Way, allowing it to further serve disadvantaged children and allowing those who fall below the poverty line to still have access to the Arts.
The Strange Foundation • Ulster County
The Strange is an internet-infused, riverside mini compound in New York's Catskill Mountains. Through residencies and retreats, experimental publishing projects, and 1:1 mentorship, we support the focused evolution of forward-thinking ideas and their creative manifestations. Our ultimate goal is to help forge a stranger, more imaginatively regenerative future.
The World According to Shorts, Inc. (Big World Pictures) • Kings County
Founded in 2013 as an expansion of the mission of our critically-acclaimed short film distribution wing "The World According To Shorts," Big World Pictures is dedicated to bringing the best in world cinema to film enthusiasts across the United States.
Third World Newsreel (Camera News, Inc.) • New York County
Third World Newsreel (TWN) is an alternative media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation and dissemination of independent film and video by and about people of color and social justice issues.
It supports innovative work of diverse forms and genres made by artists who are intimately connected to their subjects through common bonds of ethnic/cultural heritage, class position, gender, sexual orientation and political identification. TWN promotes the self-representation of traditionally marginalized groups as well as the negotiated representation of those groups by artists who work in solidarity with them. Ultimately, whether documentary, experimental, narrative, traditional or non-traditional, the importance of the media promoted by the organization is its ability to effect social change, to encourage people to think critically about their lives and the lives of others, and to propel people into action.
TWN works in educational distribution, exhibition, training, fiscal sponsorship and production.
Distributing over 700 titles by over 400 artists to thousands of schools, colleges and community groups, TWN also streams selected titles via twn.tugg.com, vimeo and kweliTV, and licenses footage to filmmakers and others. TWN collaborates on exhibitions and forums with other arts and community groups
TWN offers 3 kinds of Media Production Workshops aimed at emerging makers of color and those from traditionally marginalized communities:
1- an annual 6 month intensive TWN Production Workshop (applications available in December, program starts in March)
2 - free TWN Evening Seminars on various production topics including master classes and screenings with directors of color. Some 20 seminars are presented each year, often in collaboration with the Documentary Forum at City College and groups like Maysles, Black Public Media and others.
3 - TWN Community Media workshops, primarily for immigrant women. \n\nProduction and Fiscal Sponsorship\nTWN has produced films since 1967, while also offering fiscal sponsorship serivces to other filmmakers with media projects that fall within TWN's mission, prioritizing films by and about people of color and social justice. As a NYSCA supported organization, it also offers sponsorship to any individual filmmaker seeking to apply to NYSCA.
Times Square Arts • New York County
Times Square Arts collaborates with contemporary artists to experiment and engage with one of the world's most iconic urban places. We work with artists and cultural institutions to create dialogues with Times Square and all of its physical and mythological manifestations. Through the Square's electronic billboards, public plazas, vacant areas and popular venues, and the Alliance's own online landscape, Times Square Arts invites leading contemporary creators to help the public see Times Square in new ways. Times Square has always been a place of risk, innovation and creativity, and the Arts Program ensures these qualities remain central to the district's unique identity.
Times Square Arts' Midnight Moment program is the world’s largest, longest-running digital art exhibition, synchronized on electronic billboards throughout Times Square nightly from 11:57pm to midnight. Presented by the Times Square Advertising Coalition and curated by Times Square Arts since 2012, it has an estimated annual viewership of 2.5 million.
Tribeca Film Institute • New York County
Tribeca Film Institute® champions storytellers to be catalysts for change in their communities and around the world. Each year, we identify a diverse and exceptional group of filmmakers and media artists and empower them with funding and other resources to fully realize their stories and connect with audiences. Through hands-on training and exposure to socially relevant films, our educational programming helps young people gain the media skills necessary to be productive global citizens and creative individuals.
UnionDocs • Kings County
United Palace of Cultural Arts • New York County
UPCA uplifts, educates, and unites our Northern Manhattan community and beyond through cultural arts at the majestic United Palace, Manhattan's fourth largest theatre. Our mission is to provide: cultural events from local, national, and international artists, arts education and mentoring for young people, space as a community resource.
The United Palace originally opened as the Loew's 175th Street Theatre in 1930 as a vaudeville house and deluxe movie theatre. In 1969, when many of the city’s grand movie theaters were slated for demolition, the United Palace of Spiritual Arts (formerly known as United Christian Evangelistic Association) purchased the building, renaming it the United Palace, to house its congregation headed by Spiritual Director Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II, known around the world as Reverend Ike.
In the 1980s the theatre began booking concerts and production shoots. With 3,400 seats, it is Manhattan's 4th largest theatre. The United Palace leadership founded United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA) in 2012 as an independent, nonprofit arts and cultural organization. Over its first 6 years UPCA helped reawaken the wonder of the United Palace by bringing back movies, staging dance and music performances, welcoming neighborhood artists to perform, and partnering with arts nonprofits to provide arts training to local youth.
In 2017, the Eikerenkoetter family completed its years-long process of bringing in a new management team to run UP and retired from all UP and UPCA operations. As these new leaders reviewed the organization’s mission and operations, they came to acknowledge that historically the United Palace itself is both a spiritual center and an arts center. The United Palace looks to expand its artistic programming and offerings, paving the way for UPCA to focus on its true mission.
UPCA continues to help support local artists and arts organizations at the United Palace as well as producing the annual Danza Highbridge Festival in the drained swimming pool at Highbridge Park.
Upstate Films, Ltd. • Dutchess County
Upstate Films primary mission is to offer via film-based media, experiences that enrich peoples lives artistically, that expand their perspectives intellectually, and that cultivate their understanding of film making as an art form. Recognizing that film is both an accessible and potentially challenging medium, offerings range in topic, genre and style to highlight varieties of world cinema and to appeal to diverse audiences.
Upstate Independent Filmmakers Network • Albany County
To act as an essential networking resource for individuals interested in the art, technology and business of independent filmmaking. To organize and/or participate in local, regional, national, and international activities for filmmaking and related media arts. To serve as a central hub for information and access to the diverse talent base in the region for filmmaking and related activity. To provide opportunities to learn through educational presentations on topics of interest to the industry.
The Upstate Independent Filmmakers Network was founded in 1995. It began with a few enthusiasts meeting monthly at a cafe but soon UIFN outgrew the space. The organization moved to a book and media store in Schenectady and eventually to a larger bookstore on Wolf Road in Colonie which had a dedicated space for meetings and a television for screening members' works. Before long the space was standing room only and the monthly meetings were moved to the black block theater at the Arts Center in Troy and subsequently moved onto the large Bulmer Theater at Hudson Valley Community College. Currently UIFN meets at The Linda, WAMC's Performing Arts Studio in Albany. Over the years countless film projects have been facilitated through the network of UIFN members where essential cast and crew for a have been drawn from the ranks of UIFN.
Videofreex • Greene County
Visual Studies Workshop • Monroe County
Visual Studies Workshop’s mission is to support makers and interpreters of images through education, publications, exhibitions, and collections. Our wide range of programs and facilities support media artists, students, other arts organizations, and the general population interested in the visual arts and its education. The interrelated program areas that implement and extend our mission are in Education, the Research Center, Afterimage, VSW Press, Artists-in-Residence, and Exhibitions.
WAMC Northeast Public Radio • Albany County
WAMC’s charter directs them to “furnish, prepare, and present non-profit and non-commercial educational, instructional and cultural radio programs.” The purpose of WAMC is to serve the public, bringing award-winning news and information that is important to them, reflecting their diversity in WAMC’s programming.
The Linda, WAMC’s performing arts studio, is a hybrid performance venue, broadcast studio and concert hall located at the corner of Central Avenue and Quail Street in Albany, NY. The 340 person capacity experience is truly unique and the connection between the performer and the patron is unlike any other. The intimate setting paired with impressive 5.1 surround sound provides the audience with a personal exposure to art and artist. It is much more than a venue as it is a state of the art broadcast studio; it is able to unite the artist and audience both live and over the airwaves.
Wave Farm • Greene County
Wave Farm is a non-profit arts organization driven by experimentation with broadcast media and the airwaves. A pioneer of the Transmission Arts genre, Wave Farm programs provide access to transmission technologies and support artists and organizations that engage with media as an art form. Major activities include the Wave Farm Artist Residency Program, Transmission Art Archive, WGXC 90.7-FM, and the Media Arts Assistance Fund in partnership with NYSCA EMF.
Wave Farm is a non-profit arts organization driven by experimentation with broadcast media and the airwaves. A pioneer of the Transmission Arts genre, Wave Farm programs provide access to transmission technologies and support artists and organizations that engage with media as an art form. Major activities include the Wave Farm Artist Residency Program, Transmission Art Archive, WGXC 90.7-FM, and the Media Arts Assistance Fund in partnership with NYSCA EMF.
Wave Farm Radio
Wave Farm Radio encompasses many radio streams available at wavefarm.org/listen and the Wave Farm Radio App. WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears is a full-power, non-commercial, listener-supported station in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley operating out of studios in Hudson and the Wave Farm Study Center in Acra. Site-specific and interactive installations by artists sonify Wave Farm’s 29-acre property and feature live online audio streams. Wave Farm's Transmit Partners program is a growing network of like-minded organizations and individuals around the globe.
Wave Farm supports artistic projects that engage the electromagnetic spectrum, transmitted on the airwaves and through public presentation. The Wave Farm Artist Residency Program supports visiting artists from around the globe; the Study Center library features a specialized research collection; and, the Transmission Arts Archive presents a living genealogy of artists’ experiments with broadcast media and the airwaves.
Wave Farm in partnership with NYSCA EMF supports electronic media and film organizations, as well as individual artists, in all regions of New York State. For individual artists, the Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF) provides support for the completion, as well as distribution and exhibition, of works in all genres of sound and moving image art, including emergent technology. For organizations, MAAF provides funds to hire outside consultants to support organizational and professional development, as well as supports peer-to-peer mentoring and convening and conference attendance. The NY Media Arts Map identifies art and technology networks, services, and opportunities throughout the State.
WhiteBox Harlem • New York County
VISION / MISSION
An art space of dialogue inspired by poly-cultural history and art taking the pulse of the times, WhiteBox Harlem orients itself towards a future where through site-specific exhibitions, performances, screenings, readings, lectures, and panel discussions, it provides the art public and the surrounding communities with a unique opportunity to experience an artist’s practice in a meaningful, evocative way. As a platform for reflection, it is WhiteBox’s artistic vision to provide artists with sustained exposure, and nurture a new, fresh environment for more in depth interaction between audiences and artists’ practices. As a non-profit art space, WBX aims to be a space for invention inviting emerging and established multifaceted artists to respond to its exhibition space and its environment with interventions, performances, and developing long-term social, aesthetic and new sustainability programming that will allow them to develop meaningful projects and engage with audiences. WhiteBox Harlem is a radically inclusive, dynamic institution with a mission for everyone to learn from the past, reflect upon the complex present and contribute to participate in the creation of a new common space from where to contemplate a better, peaceful, dignifying future seen through the healing lens of art.
Whitney Museum of American Art • New York County
The Whitney seeks to be the defining museum of 20th- and\n21st-century American art. The Museum collects, exhibits, preserves, researches, and interprets art of the United States in the broadest global, historical, and interdisciplinary contexts. As the preeminent advocate for American art, we foster the work of living artists at critical moments in their careers. The Whitney educates a diverse public through direct interaction with artists, often before their work has achieved general acceptance.
Winter Film Awards • New York County
New York City's Winter Film Awards (WFA) is an all volunteer, women and minority run organization founded in 2011 to celebrate the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging and underrepresented filmmakers by helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry.
Winter Film Awards International Film Festival is a 10-day celebration of the diversity of international filmmaking with an emphasis on the support of emerging and under-represented artists.
WMHT Public Media • Rensselaer County
WMHT Public Media, located in New York State's Capital Region, serving Eastern New York and Western New England, is the only locally owned, nonprofit, multichannel public communications organization that reaches beyond the traditional broadcasting model to act as a leader by convening arts, culture, learning and civic interests. WMHT focuses on Community, Culture and Connections by providing entertainment, enrichment and engagement through television, radio, digital media, and educational services.
Services include WMHT-DT (17.1), CreateTV (17.2), WORLD (17.3), WMHT PBS Kids (17.4), Classical WMHT-FM 89.1 & 88.7 (classical public radio); and WEXT Radio 97.7/106.1(AAA public radio). WMHT also operates RISE, a radio reading service for the blind and print disabled.
WMHT uses media to enrich our communities with programs and services that advance education, culture and civic engagement, empower individuals, celebrate our diversity, and reveal what we have in common.
WMHT envisions a community confident in its identity, its potential fully realized, inspired and connected through trusted public media.
Women Make Movies, Inc. • New York County
For more than 45 years, Women Make Movies has transformed the filmmaking landscape for diverse women directors and producers. Our Production Assistance Program assists women filmmakers with their productions from concept through completion with fiscal sponsorship and more. As the world’s leading distributor of independent films by and about women, we amplify voices historically ignored by the mainstream media.\nFilmmakers who have worked with Women Make Movies have gone on to achieve the highest levels of artistic excellence, including Emmy®, Peabody, and Sundance nominations and awards. Our films are regularly broadcast on PBS, HBO, and other cable channels. Films or filmmakers from our programs have won or been nominated for Academy Awards® for the past twelve years, including CITIZEN FOUR by Laura Poitras, SAVING FACE by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, and last year’s STRONG ISLAND by Yance Ford.
In the last five years alone, we’ve helped women filmmakers raise more than $22 million in production funds for their projects and returned more than $2.5 million in royalties to support their next works. In tangible ways, we’ve increased the diversity of the non-fiction film industry and assisted thousands of filmmakers in creating films that inspire social change.
Woodstock Film Festival, Inc. • Ulster County
The Woodstock Film Festival celebrates both emerging and established voices in independent filmmaking with screenings, panels and concerts throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley.
The Festival is centered in the historic arts colony of Woodstock, with additional events held in the nearby towns of Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Boiceville, Saugerties, and Kingston.
As a not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization, Woodstock Film Festival’s mission is to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music and art-related activities that promote artists and culture and inspired learning and diversity. Its sister organization, the Hudson Valley Film Commission, promotes sustainable economic development by attracting and supporting film, video and media production in the Hudson Valley.
Every fall, film and music lovers from around the world gather in Woodstock for an exhilarating variety of films, concerts, celebrity-led seminars, workshops, an awards ceremony, and superlative parties. Visitors find themselves in a relaxed, receptive atmosphere surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.
The range of films presented includes feature narratives, documentaries and shorts, many of which are premieres from the U.S. and abroad. Featured filmmakers often attend the festival, and hold Q&As following film screenings. Specialty programming includes Exposure, Films of the Hudson Valley, Focus on Music, LGBTQ, Spotlight on Women, World Cinema, Filmmakers of Color, and the Youth Initiative.
WSLU-FM (North Country Public Radio) at St. Lawrence University • St. Lawrence County
North Country Public Radio informs, enriches and connects the region-on air, online and in our communities.
Based in Canton, NY, in St. Lawrence County, NCPR operates a network of 33 transmitters broadcasting to the entire Adirondack North Country, western Vermont and southeastern Ontario. The commercial-free format includes a wide variety of programs from National Public Radio including All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Fresh Air and more. NCPR's awards-winning news team can be heard weekdays at 8:00 am with regional news broadcasts, features and interviews. The station also airs an eclectic mix of locally-hosted music programs.
Youth FX Inc. • Albany County
Youth FX is designed to empower young people ages 10-24 by teaching them the technical and creative aspects of digital film making and media production. Based in the City of Albany, NY, our primary mission is to work with diverse groups of youth from communities that have been historically under-served and in need of opportunities to learn filmmaking and acquire skills in emerging media technologies. Youth FX hands-on programming develops leadership skills, creativity, and critical thinking, through the collaborative and artistic process of making films, amplifying the voices of young people in the capital region of New York State and around the world.