Organization Index


This list details all non-profit organizations featured in the New York Media Arts Map, and defaults to an alphabetical listing. To sort organizations by County, select "By County" above. To search or filter organizations by a specific category, expand the "Search + Filter" window to the left.

The New York Media Arts Map features organizations with a deep commitment to media art and technology as an art form.

To request that your organization be included in the Map, or to request a revision to the information currently included, please contact Wave Farm's Media Arts Grants (MAG) program: mag[at]

  • Academy of Bosnia and Herzegovina  • New York County

    Academy Bosnia and Herzegovinia Inc. is a not-for-profit (501c3) cultural and advocacy organization based in New York. The Academy was founded in 2004 by Bosnians and Herzegovinians living in New York City to provide a platform for various cultural, arts, and professional exchange programs, which are intended to benefit the Bosnians and Herzegovinians in New York City United, States and in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Academy's mission is to support the empowerment process of a new generation of Bosnians and Herzegovinians living in the United States. The objective is to promote the intellectual and cultural heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina in New York and in United States, to counter the prevailing negative images of the country, and to create and sustain links with the institutions and professionals within Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the longer term, these objectives will contribute to the democratic development of the country, strengthening of the rule of law, and economic advancement. The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF), the project of the Academy of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a showcase for contemporary Bosnian-Herzegovinian cinematography, and films with Bosnia and Herzegovina as their theme.

  • Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts  • Hamilton County

    The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts center, serving over 2,000 square miles of the Adirondack Park. The Arts Center provides services to the non-profit field as a presenter, producer and educator in the artistic disciplines of visual arts, theater, music, dance, and film throughout the Adirondack region as well as providing technical assistance to non-profits, local government, and area businesses.

  • 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

    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  • New York County

    African Voices Communications is a non-profit cultural arts organization dedicated to fostering cultural understanding and awareness through literature, art and film. Founded in 1992 by a small group of writers and visual artists, the organization strives for artistic and literary excellence while showcasing the unique and diverse stories within the African Diaspora. The organization publishes a national quarterly literary magazine and presents community arts programs.


    Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism is a bimonthly publication of the Visual Studies Workshop, a nonprofit media arts center located in Rochester, New York. For more than four decades, Afterimage has been an important voice in the media arts. Afterimage features unique, high-quality coverage of the visual arts, photography, independent film and video, new media, and alternative publishing, covering important issues and debates within art history, visual and cultural studies, media studies, and related fields. Each issue is a mix of in-depth feature articles, conference and festival reports, exhibition and book reviews, and dozens of citations on new scholarly titles, artist’s books, and exhibition catalogs. Afterimage online offers even more content, featuring online-exclusive reports, reviews, artists’ portfolios and videos, and over three hundred free notices for jobs, calls-for-work, exhibitions, and screenings.

  • Alfred University  • Allegany County

    "Alfred University aims to provide academically challenging programs in a student-centered environment in order to prepare well-educated, independent thinkers ready for lives of continuous intellectual and personal growth. We are committed to both teaching and research, and are devoted to the pursuit of technical expertise, artistic creativity and humanistic learning."

  • Allied Productions, Inc.  • New York County

    "Allied Productions, Inc. is an artist-run organization working to preserve and sustain the fertile, dynamic artistic environment for which the Lower East Side is known. We focus on maintaining the presence of a diverse community in the midst of the challenges presented by gentrification. We support and present local artists with particular sensitivity to people of color, the LGBT community, feminist voices, and people of low-moderate income.

    We develop local audiences for diverse mediums in our presentation of experimental film/video, visual art and installations, sculpture, dance, music, readings, publications, broadcasts, and performance art. We also host visiting artists from similar urban communities across the US, Canada, South America, and Europe. We are a physical, social, political, and spiritual hub for marginalized artistic communities, especially those who have rejected the materialism of the art market, and those whose work has great cultural and communal value, but generates little commercial interest. Our patrons engage in the artistic process in our public forums, workshops, and educational projects that encourage discussion, cooperation, and a lively exchange of ideas. An exceptional percentage of our volunteers' time and effort are spent on planning and development efforts.

    By providing free access to productions and refreshments, we realize a primary commitment to interaction and engagement with the community--a neighborhood long recognized as a microcosm of the city at large, a cross-section exhibiting many generations, religions, ethnicities, and languages. We facilitate community and communication among diverse artists and groups. As a multi-purpose organization, our fiscal sponsorship/management services are the base for our umbrella membership structure as a hub for strategic partnering with organizations with whom we share common goals & history."

  • Alwan Foundation, Inc.  • New York County

    Alwan for the Arts is a creative space, presenting Middle Eastern arts and culture with a contemporary approach, and commissioning new works that investigate art and cultural identity by providing artists, filmmakers, writers, organizers, cultural producers, and activists a forum for their creative projects while actively promoting cross-artistic and cross-cultural collaboration. Alwan casts a critical eye on current events and trends in arts and culture related to the Middle East and Arab World, and engages the New York arts scene by challenging its assumptions about the region and its Diaspora.

  • American Documentary Inc. | POV  • Kings County

    American Documentary, Inc. (AmDoc) is a New York City-based nonprofit media organization dedicated to creating, identifying and presenting contemporary documentaries that are aesthetically bold, that challenge and engage audiences, and that express opinions and perspectives rarely featured in mainstream media outlets. AmDoc strives to develop a range of activities around these films across multiple platforms – on television, online, and in community settings – that allow audiences to fully engage with documentary film as one of most vibrant contemporary art forms. These activities are designed to enlighten audiences about marginalized or little known subjects, provide opportunities for dialogue and feedback, and provide educational opportunities and community participation.


    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.  • New York 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 (Mission).

    Art in General currently supports the production of new work by local and international artists through its New Commissions Program and its International Collaborations program with numerous arts organizations around the world. It also produces an annual symposium What Now? on critical and timely issues in artistic and curatorial practice.

  • Art Mission and Theater  • Broome County

    The Art Mission and Theater is an art cinema and a visual and performing arts space. We also serve as a community center for events related to the arts. Our mission is to be a source of inspiration and excitement for the community and to be a catalyst for the revitalization of the Greater Binghamton area.

  • Art21, Inc.  • New York County

    Art21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time. A nonprofit organization, Art21’s mission is to inspire a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists. Art21 provides unparalleled access to the artist’s voice to diverse audiences around the world, using the power of digital media to introduce millions of people to contemporary art and artists. For nearly two decades, Art21 has changed the paradigm for teaching and learning about the creative process.

  • ArteEast  • Kings County

    Founded in 2003, ArteEast is a leading New York-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to engaging a growing global audience and arts professionals with the contemporary arts of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and its diaspora. ArteEast’s vision is of a thriving and sustainable arts sector in the Middle East and North Africa. Our mission is to deepen international arts engagement and to provide support to MENA-based artists and arts organizations in order to broaden the global audience for contemporary culture from the region.     


    The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes is the Southern Tier's arts services agency, serving Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Tioga counties and beyond. Its mission is to enhance the cultural arts for area residents, arts organizations, artists and visitors by serving as a catalyst and advocate to increase participation, advance collaboration and optimize resources. The ARTS Council administers two funding opportunities for New York State media artists and organizations in partnership with NYSCA, EMF.

  • Asian American Film Lab Inc.  • New York County

    The Asian American Film Lab is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to the promotion and support of gender and ethnic diversity in film and television programming. Through our education and outreach programming, we connect filmmakers of color, provide seminars, screenings, opportunities to workshop scripts, television and film production, including the series "Film Lab Presents" and AAFL TV, and the annual 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition.

  • 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 identifies, cultivates, and deploys gifted media-makers from across the US and worldwide whose stories enrich public media and its service to citizens each day."

  • Audience / ((audience))  • New York County

    ((audience)) is dedicated to the advancement of aural arts by providing wide distribution and new contexts for works by emerging and established sound artists and composers.

  • Barnard College  • New York County

    Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away—in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.

  • Basilica Hudson  • Columbia County

    Basilica Hudson is a newly incorporated and rapidly growing nonprofit multidisciplinary arts center in Hudson, NY, supporting the creation, production and presentation of arts, culture and sustainable community. Founded in 2010 by musician Melissa Auf der Maur and filmmaker Tony Stone, Basilica Hudson makes its home in a solar powered, reclaimed 1880s industrial factory. Our broad range of programming includes our annual weekend destination events—Basilica SoundScape, Basilica Farm & Flea, and Ramp Fest. Additionally, we present weekly experimental film screenings, unconventional art events and community gatherings—all which invite visitors to discover the city of Hudson, NY. Basilica Hudson forges experiences that aspire to the scale, grit and beauty of its surroundings.

  • Beacon Film Society  • Dutchess County

    Beacon Film Society is a tightly-knit collective of like-minded creators, connectors, curators and passionate film lovers. Each month we curate and present great films you won’t find and the cineplex—documentaries, narratives, animation, experimental. Afterwards we discuss them in a relaxed setting amongst friends and drinks.

  • Big Orbit Gallery  • Erie County

    Since its inception in 1991, Big Orbit Gallery has been an artist-run arts center dedicated to transcultural, multidisciplinary explorations of contemporary art issues, with its primary focus being the promotion of the art and artists of Western New York.

    Through programming that ranges everything from painting and performance art to architectural installations and live sound sculpture, Big Orbit extends the legacy of artistic innovation historically associated with Buffalo, providing a basis for the creation of new boundary-pushing work. The gallery encourages the under-represented, emerging and established artists in the community through solo exhibition opportunities, and curated group exhibits promoting social awareness.

    By embracing many artistic disciplines, including visual, performance, and media arts, Big Orbit takes great pride in establishing a creative dialogue between artists and community while raising awareness of the arts developing in Western New York.

  • Bret Llewellyn Gallery  • Allegany County

    The Bret Llewellyn Gallery at Alfred State College is a contemporary art exhibition space featuring work by regional and national artists and is a platform to educate the students in the Digital Media & Animation program about new creative forms. In addition to visiting artist exhibitions and film festival screenings, the gallery also gives students in the DMA program the opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional gallery setting.

  • 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 Academy of Music’s (BAM’s) mission is to be the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas.

  • 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 its affiliation with Buffalo State College, the museum encourages learning and celebrates our richly creative and diverse community.


    The Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture at Bard College (CCS Bard) is an exhibition and research center dedicated to the study of art and exhibition practices from the 1960s to the present day. Founded in 1990, the Center initiated its graduate program in curatorial studies in 1994. The curriculum is specifically designed to deepen students’ understanding of the intellectual and practical tasks of curating exhibitions of contemporary art, particularly in the complex social and cultural situations of present-day arts institutions. The mission of the Center’s graduate program is to provide practical training and experience in a museum setting and an intensive course of study in the history of the contemporary visual arts, the institutions and practices of exhibition making, and the theory and criticism of the visual arts.

  • Center for the Holographic Arts  • Queens County

    The Center for the Holographic Arts (Holocenter) is an organization dedicated to promoting and developing holographic artwork. Holography is unique in its capacity to bring virtual understandings into contemporary dialogues around media participation, technology and visuo-spatial information. The Holocenter has four main objectives: production, exhibition, research and education.

  • Chatham Film Club, Inc.  • Columbia County

    The Chatham Film Club is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization bringing art, independent and foreign film to the Upper Hudson Valley. Promote and develop the appreciation of film by presenting films that enrich the social, cultural and educational experience integral to our community, to family life and to lifelong personal development. Renovate and revitalize the Crandell Theatre and its role as the cornerstone of culture on Main Street, Chatham, New York.

  • Chelsea Film Festival, Inc.  • New York County

    The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film festival, enlightening the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and actors. It offers a wide range of films, such as documentaries and feature-lengths, focusing on the theme of “Global Issues”. It empowers the work of risk-taking storytellers and remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and audiences around the world.

  • Chicken & Egg Pictures  • Kings County

    Chicken & Egg Pictures supports women nonfiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. 

  • Cineaste Inc.  • New York County

    Cineaste, America's leading magazine on the art and politics of the cinema.

  • Cinema 10  • St. Lawrence County

    Cinema 10 is a non-profit, volunteer group which works to bring the best independent and foreign films to Northern NY.

  • Cinema Arts Centre  • 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.


    The Cinema Conservancy Program releases and preserves American independent films to ensure their legacy and public availability.

  • Cinema Tropical  • New York County

    New York-based Cinema Tropical (CT) is the leading presenter of Latin American cinema in the U.S. Founded in 2001 with the mission of distributing, programming and promoting what was to become the biggest boom of Latin American cinema in decades, CT brought U.S. audiences some of the first screening of films such as Amores Perros and Y Tu Mamá También.


    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.

  • 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.

  • Creative Time  • New York County

    Creative Time commissions, produces, and presents art that engages history, breaks new ground, challenges the status quo, and infiltrates the public realm while engaging millions of people in New York City and across the globe. We are guided by a passionate belief in the power of art to create inspiring personal experiences as well as foster social progress. We privilege artists’ ideas. We get excited about their dreams and respond to them by providing big opportunities to expand their practices and take bold new risks that value process, content, and possibilities.

  • CultureHub  • New York County

    CultureHub is a center for art and technology that connects communities around the world. To date, CultureHub has linked audiences with over 500 artists from 30 countries through live performances, exhibitions, web-based presentations, livestreams, and education programs. Founded in a partnership with La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York City and the Seoul Institute of the Arts in Korea, CultureHub presents a regular season of public programming, including Refest 2.0, our annual festival; holds artists residencies; engages in research and development of creative technology; and creates educational programming that serves hundreds of teens and young adults annually, engaging the next generation of artists and creators.

  • Dance Films Association  • Kings County

    "DFA, a non profit membership organization, 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. Today, 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. To create a truly unique vision, dance filmmakers continue to execute work comparable to that of current film industry standards, and by stretching creative bounds, produce films that speak through the language of movement, unifying cultures and generating wider audiences. DFA champions the fundamental art forms, dance and film, by encouraging the pervasive affinities between the mediums, providing infrastructure for the dance film genre, and serving as the international hub for dance on camera."

  • 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.

  • Deep Dish TV  • New York County

    Deep Dish TV was launched in 1986 as a video/film distribution network providing audiences and linking thousands of independent producers, programmers and community based activists who support movements for social change and economic justice. It is a hub, a network of people and organizations committed to using television, the Internet, and other digital distribution platforms to address issues and perspectives inadequately represented by corporate media. By exploring such topics as immigration, war, racism, housing, women's issues, the media, prisons, the environment, and labor, Deep Dish has become a dependable source of multi-­issue programming on local and national television networks and on the Internet. In its three decades, Deep Dish TV has collaborated in the creation and distribution of over 500 hours of independent, progressive programming. This includes 30+ series and many hours of live events. We have examined issues that impact the lives of millions of people and helped build a New York based alternative television and Internet network. 

  • Dia Center for the Arts  • New York County

    Dia Art Foundation identifies, fosters, and presents those artists who have the potential to change the way we think about art and the world. To achieve this Dia: • Provides artists with long-term support to realize the transformative potential of their ideas; • Commits to this support even when the artists’ ideas seem too ambitious or; impractical to be realized within the traditional museum context; • Honors these artists’ visions by maintaining iconic projects and presenting; single-artist collections of breakthrough works.


    Founded in 1972 by acclaimed filmmakers Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno, Downtown Community Television Center, Inc. (DCTV), a nonprofit 501[c]3 independent media arts center, believes that increasing public access to the electronic and digital media arts invigorates our democracy and enhances civil society. For over 40 years DCTV has advanced this mission, by producing original award-winning films seen throughout the world. During this time DCTV has also fostered the creation of independent documentaries and media arts projects by providing affordable training, resources and facilities, to artists and youth from diverse cultural, ethnic, and economic communities.

  • Educational Video Center Inc.  • New York County

    The Educational Video Center is a non-profit youth media organization 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.

  • Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)  • New York County

    Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is a nonprofit arts organization that fosters the creation, exhibition, distribution, and preservation of moving image art. A New York-based resource 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 and digital works by artists. EAI engages broad audiences through services that include viewing access, educational initiatives, extensive online resources, technical facilities, and public programs such as artists' talks, screenings, and multi-media performances.

  • Everson Museum of Art  • Onondaga County

    The Everson Museum of Art seeks to inspire, educate and enrich, integrating art into people's lives through direct encounters with its collections and exhibitions. It is internationally recognized for its extensive and significant collection of ceramics, pioneering art video collection and distinctive structural design by the noted architect I.M. Pei.

  • 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.


    EMPAC—The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center—is where the arts, sciences, and technology interact with and influence each other by using the same facilities, technologies, and by breathing the same air. Situated on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, EMPAC is dedicated to building bridges between our human senses, to modes of perception and experience, to creating meaning in a physical environment, and to the intangible world of digital technology.

  • Eyebeam  • Kings County

    Eyebeam is a nonprofit artist colony and R&D lab that supports dynamic and risk-taking work at the intersection of art and technology. Eyebeam is dedicated to educating and exposing audiences to experimental and interdisciplinary work, providing an environment for dialogue, collaboration, and discovery. 

  • 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 present 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.

  • Film-Makers' Coop  • New York County

    The Film-Makers' Cooperative/New American Cinema Group promotes and disseminates an ever-expanding open-to-all archive of personal vision cinema. In continuing our mission of egalitarian opportunities for all artists, we are a non-contractual, non-exclusive and non-curated distributor and exhibitor.

    Our 2000 sq. ft. center consists of a film archive, screening room, study center and business office. We offer a work study program in conjunction with universities and art schools, providing training in archiving, distributing, programming and preserving media.

    Digitization is crucial to our egalitarian goals. NACG collaborates with Re:Voir, distributing 40 new titles of historical art movements, e.g. Fluxus and artists’ compilations of films, e.g. Jonas Mekas’. We produce DVD compilations, such as nine new short videos titled "New Echoes" curated by Qi You. We promote our 5000 title archive via searchable online catalog, virtual theater, and media library.

  • FilmShop  • Kings County

    The FilmShop’s mission is to provide creative and fiscal support for our members and to nourish the independent filmmaking community at large.

  • Firelight Media, Inc.  • New York County

    Firelight Media is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing talented documentary filmmakers who tell stories about people, places, cultures and issues that are underrepresented in the mainstream media.

  • Flaherty Seminar  • New York County

    The Flaherty is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the proposition that independent media can illuminate the human spirit. Its mission is to foster exploration, dialogue, and introspection about the art and craft of all forms of the moving image. 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 is a non-profit art organization that supports and promotes emerging artists through exhibitions, commissions, residencies, and collaborative opportunities. Flux Factory is guided by its passion to nurture the creative process, and knows that this process does not happen in a vacuum but rather through a network of peers and through resource-sharing. Flux Factory functions as an incubation and laboratory space for the creation of artworks that are in dialogue with the physical, social, and cultural spheres of New York City (though collaborations may start in New York and stretch far beyond).

  • Fractured Atlas  • New York County

    Fractured Atlas empowers artists, arts organizations, and other cultural sector stakeholders by eliminating practical barriers to artistic expression, so as to foster a more agile and resilient cultural ecosystem.

  • 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.


    FIAF's mission is to create and offer New Yorkers innovative and unique programs in education and the arts that explore the evolving diversity and richness of French cultures. FIAF seeks to generate new ideas and promote cross cultural dialogue through partnerships and new platforms of expression.

  • 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 provides free, college level, pre-professional multi-media programs annually reaching 650 diverse students in the South Bronx, NY and MacArthur Park, LA. Through a creative education model which emphasizes storytelling at the intersection of art, business and education, students learn the skills necessary to build sustainable careers and live a creative life in the 21st Century.

  • Global Action Project  • New York County

    Global Action Project's mission is to work with young people most affected by injustice to build the knowledge, tools, and relationships needed to create media for community power, cultural expression, and political change.

  • Gold Coast Arts Center  • Nassau County

    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.


    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. 

  • Hamptons International Film Festival  • Suffolk County

    The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to celebrate Independent film—long, short, fiction and documentary—and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to our audiences. The festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all.


    HT2FF was founded and run by documentary filmmakers whose passion for the genre celebrates what it takes to produce a memorable doc. As Albert Maysles, veteran documentary filmmaker, said: “Documentaries are not diversion but engagement. We’re not trying to move you away from life, but closer to it.” HT2FF is the ‘art house’ festival for shorts, features and student films selected without the customary submission restrictions that often lead to exclusion. The impetus for the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, now in its 10th year, builds community around the art of visual storytelling. Our mission is to create high-visibility, theatrical venues for talented documentary filmmakers whose works deserve screen time, a second cut or ‘take 2’ as they say in the movie making business.

  • Harvestworks  • New York County

    Founded as a not-for-profit organization by artists in 1977, Harvestworks has helped a generation of artists create new works using technology. Our mission is to support the creation and presentation of art works achieved through the use of new and evolving technologies. Our goals are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art community’s and the public’s “agenda” for the use of technology in art; and to bring together innovative practitioners from all branches of the arts collaborating in the use of electronic media. We assist with commissions and residencies, production services, education and information programs, and the presentation and distribution of their work.

  • High Falls 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.


    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. 


    IMAP serves the caretakers of media collections by providing information resources to help preserve our cultural heritage. IMAP offers innovative solutions through information sharing, continuing education and networking opportunities.

  • 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  • Allegany County

    The Institute for Electronic Arts is dedicated to the integration of electronic media within the fine arts disciplines through a focus on art making, research, and education. In recognition of this integration, the Institute for Electronic Arts will develop working partnerships with industry and other organizations. To identify the needs of contemporary artists, the Institute will support evolving electronic studio research labs, and establish national and international artists’ residencies and workshops. The Institute for Electronic Arts will encourage and support projects that involve interactive multi-media, distance communication systems, experimental music/video environments, and publications. The Institute for Electronic Arts is dedicated to the global interactions of technological experimentation and artistic investigations.

  • 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.

  • JCC in Manhattan  • New York County

    The mission of The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan is to foster an inclusive, engaged and informed community that embraces diversity and is rooted in Jewish values.


    The mission of the JCC is to strengthen Jewish identity and promote Jewish continuity through all stages of life. This is accomplished in an environment that provides opportunities for meaningful cultural enrichment, physical well being and social, educational and recreational experiences for individuals and families.

  • Jewish Museum  • New York County

    The Jewish Museum, one of the world’s preeminent institutions devoted to exploring art and Jewish culture, from ancient to contemporary, was founded in 1904 in the library of The Jewish Theological Seminary, where it was housed for more than four decades. The Jewish Museum was the first institution of its kind in the United States and is the oldest existing Jewish museum in the world.

  • 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. In pursuit of its mission, the Society arranges programs that facilitate discussion, exchanges and research on topics of vital interest to both countries in the areas of public policy, business, education, intercultural relations and the arts.


    "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. Our mission is to provide direct support to artists working in photography and related media, through residencies, publications, exhibitions, and a community-access lab facility.


    The Linda, WAMC's Performing Arts Studio is a multi-purpose facility that hosts a diverse selection of events including concerts, debates, lectures, films, and other activities, many of which are broadcast throughout WAMC's listening area. In 2001,President and CEO Alan Chartock had the idea to expand the station's ability to provide on-air performances both live and recorded. He envisioned a hybrid of performance venue, broadcast studio and cultural arts center that would give individuals, groups and organizations access to its facilities, as well as provide the general public with a unique and intimate concert hall unlike any in the Capital Region.

  • Little Theatre Film Society, Inc.  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MIX NYC  • New York County

    MIX NYC promotes, produces and preserves experimental media that is rooted in the lives, politics and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and otherwise queer-identified people. MIX's work challenges mainstream notions of gender and sexuality while also upending traditional categories of form and content. Through its annual Festival and an innovative series of events throughout the year, MIX celebrates experimentation in sexuality, media arts and political action and continually strives to broaden its scope to include audiences and artists from communities that have traditionally been excluded from or marginalized within the media field, especially communities of color, transgendered people, and lesbian & gay youth.

  • Mono No Aware  • Kings County

    MONO NO AWARE is a 501c3 cinema-arts non-profit organization working to promote connectivity through the cinematic experience. Based in Brooklyn, NY, MONO NO AWARE presents monthly artist-in-person screenings, organizes affordable analogue filmmaking workshops, facilitates equipment rentals, operates a film distribution initiative, plans cinema field trips, and hosts an annual exhibition for contemporary artists and international filmmakers whose work incorporates Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm or altered light projections as part of a live performance or installation.

  • MUSE Film and Television  • New York County

    MUSE Film and Television, a nonprofit organization, uses film and digital media to create quality documentaries on the visual arts and culture. MUSE initiates projects, manages their production and distribution, and disseminates them to the broadest possible audience.

  • 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.


    The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) is a national membership organization that addresses the professional needs of Latin@ content creators. We stand as the premiere Latino media organization, addressing for fifteen years the most underrepresented and the largest ethnic minority in the country. NALIP's mission is to promote, advance and advocate for Latino content creators across media. NALIP's values are: •Commitment to Latino/Latina content creators, regardless of the form or content of their work •Commitment to respect for diversity based on a code of ethics open to and respectful of differences, •Commitment to solidarity and accountability •Commitment to solidarity, alliance building and multiple visions of Latino/Latina experiences within the local, national, international and global context.

  • National Black Programming Consortium  • New York County

    The National Black Programming Consortium 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.

  • 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.

  • New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.  • Richmond County

    New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA) was founded in New York City in 1981 to foster the development of new and experimental work for radio. In 1996 it extended its mandate to net art and launched its Turbulence website. Now celebrating 19 years, has commissioned over 220 works that creatively explore the Internet as a site of production and transmission, ranging from hypertext to information visualization, blogs to social networks, and interactive dance and musical compositions to 3-D architecture, virtual worlds and smartphone apps. In 2005 NRPA began commissioning and exhibiting hybrid works that exist simultaneously on the Internet and in physical gallery/public spaces. NRPA also informs and educates the public through its blogs, artist talks, symposia and publications, creating innovative platforms such as Networked_Performance, Networked_Music_Review, Networked: a (networked_book) about (networked_art), and Programmable Media symposia.

  • New York Digital Salon  • New York County

    With over twenty-years of history at the forefront of digital art, the New York Digital Salon, founded in 1993, hosts public events, lectures, exhibitions, and educational programs, along with a website. The New York Digital Salon believes that international dialogue and partnerships in the arts are a unifying force for cultural exchange. For our 20th anniversary in 2013, the New York Digital Salon hosted the exhibition and panel discussion “The American Algorists: Linear Sublime.” In the fall of 2003, the New York Digital Salon marked its 10th anniversary with the exhibition "Vectors: Digital Art of Our Time" and related scholarly and public activities to showcase the work of international artists selected by leading curators from around the world. The NYDS touring program will continue to expand our New York state and international educational mission.


    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 he 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 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 supports women calling the shots in film, television and digital media. NYWIFT energizes the careers of women in entertainment by illuminating their achievements, providing training and professional development, and advocating for equity.

  • 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. 

  • Otsego 2000  • 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. Glimmerglass Film Days, a program of Otsego 2000, is an annual festival held each November that showcases outstanding independent films which explore humanity’s complex relationship with the natural world through documentaries, narrative features, shorts, and experimental films, each year centered around a different theme. More information is available at

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Performa  • New York County

    Performa is the leading international organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of 20th century art and to generating new directions for the 21st century, engaging artists and audiences through experimentation, innovation, and collaboration.  Performa’s unique year-round commissioning, touring, and education programs, involving all disciplines, culminate in the internationally acclaimed Performa biennial, which together forge a new course for contemporary art and culture.

  • 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.

  • Radio Diaries  • New York County

    Radio Diaries tells the extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Since 1996, we’ve been giving people tape recorders and working with them to report on their own lives and histories. We’ve collaborated with teenagers and octogenarians, prisoners and prison guards, bra saleswomen and lighthouse keepers….and along the way we’ve helped pioneer a new form of citizen journalism. Radio Diaries has won every major award in broadcast journalism and produced some of the most memorable documentaries ever heard on public radio. Our stories are broadcast on NPR’s All Things Considered, This American Life, BBC, and on The Radio Diaries Podcast. Radio Diaries is a not-for-profit organization.

  • Rattapallax  • New York County

    Rattapallax, Inc. is a  publisher and film production company. It is the only literary organization dedicated to issues of globalization, literature, poetry and films. Our goals are to create international dialogue using literature & cinema and focus on what is relevant to our society.

  • Reel Stories Teen Filmmaking  • Kings County

    Reel Works provides free filmmaking programs for NYC Youth. Using a unique, one-on-one mentoring model, we challenge at-risk youth to tell their stories and have their voices heard. In turn, they build vital skills of literacy, leadership and self-confidence to create productive futures.

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  • 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

    Rhizome is an arts organization based on the internet, and an affiliate of New Museum in New York. It advocates for contemporary art that creates richer and more critical digital cultures. Working online and off, it re-thinks artistic creation, distribution, and reception in relation to changing conditions associated with network technologies: shifting attentions, uncertain objects, multiple authors, casual labors. It is a leading international organization to support art and technology, since 1996.

  • 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 (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.

  • Rome Capitol Theatre  • Oneida County

    Today there are over 100 performances per year at the Capitol—everything from the continuing live theatrical performances of SummerStage to world famous big bands such as Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, and Tommy Dorsey, dance programs, and classic silent and talking films, including the August Capitolfest film festival. The theater now attracts patrons not only from Upstate New York, but from all over the world.

  • 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.

    Equipment Rentals

    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 Rosendale Theatre Collective is dedicated to preserving the historic Rosendale Theatre and enhancing the cultural life and economic vitality of Rosendale and Ulster County through film, the performing arts, and educational programming.

  • Roulette Intermedium, Inc.  • Kings County

    Roulette's mission is 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.

  • Russian-American Cultural Center  • New York County

    The Russian American Cultural Center (RACC) was founded in 1998 and earned its tax-exempt 501 (3) (c) status in 1999. In the past years, the Russian American Cultural Center (RACC) has been responsible for facilitating cultural exchanges among the Russian-speaking population of New York City and other cultural communities across the Tri-State area.

  • Sanctuary for Independent Media  • Rensselaer County

    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 is a project of Media Alliance, whose mission is to address common needs of nonprofit organizations providing electronic media programs and services to artists, organizations and the general public in areas including, but not limited to, production, distribution, exhibition, research, preservation, appreciation, and to further development of this field.

  • 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 Clowns Film Series  • New York County

    Silent Clowns Film Series is NYC's longest-running regularly-scheduled showcase for classic silent film comedy. Monthly, year-round showings of the silent movies of Chaplin, Keaton, Laurel & Hardy, Lloyd, and many others, feature live musical accompaniment by renowned silent film accompanist Ben Model.

  • 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  • 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.

  • Smithsonian Institution  • New York County

    Our mission it the increase and diffusion of knowledge. Shaping the future by preserving our heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing our resources with the world.


    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.


    Squeaky Wheel's mission is to continue a legacy of innovation in media arts through access, education, and exhibition. We envision a community that uses film and digital media to celebrate freedom of expression and diversity of voice. Established in 1985, our media art programs and services support emerging and established artists and continue to connect a wide range of audiences, young and old, with opportunities to experience and create works of media art.

  • 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.

  • Storefront for Art and Architecture  • New York County

    "Founded in 1982, Storefront for Art and Architecture is a nonprofit organization committed to the advancement of innovative positions in architecture, art and design. Our program of exhibitions, artists talks, film screenings, conferences and publications is intended to generate dialogue and collaboration across geographic, ideological and disciplinary boundaries. As a public forum for emerging voices, Storefront explores vital issues in art and architecture with the intent of increasing awareness of and interest in contemporary design."

  • 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 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 Craic Fest  • 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 Picture House Regional Film Center  • Westchester County

    The great old movie houses of the past have largely been carved up, torn down, or turned into something completely different. In 2001, the Pelham Picture House, which had been continuously operating as a movie theater since 1921, was set to be demolished and replaced by a retail bank. Rescued, purchased, and renovated by a group of Westchester citizens, the nonprofit Picture House Regional Film Center now has education programs for students of all ages and shows over 600 popular, independent, foreign, and documentary films a year to over 30,000 patrons.

  • Third World Newsreel  • New York County

    Third World Newsreel (Camera News, Inc.) is an alternative media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation, and dissemination of independent film and video by and about diverse groups and people of color. It supports innovative media of diverse forms and genres by artists who are connected to their subjects through common bonds of ethnic/cultural heritage, class position, gender, sexual orientation, and political identification, as well as artists in solidarity with their subjects. Ultimately, whether documentary, experimental narrative, traditional or non-traditional, the importance of the media promoted by TWN is in its ability to effect social change, to encourage people to think critically about their lives and the lives of others and to propel people to action.

  • Tonal Motion Inc  • New York County

    Tonalmotion is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization founded by Liz Gerring and Michael Schumacher in Fall 2003. It is devoted to the exploration of sound and movement. It's mission is to foster and cultivate community appreciation for the performing, visual, musical, dance and emerging art forms. It's current programs are centered around Diapason Gallery and The LizGerring Dance Company.

  • 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

    UnionDocs (UnDo) is a Center for Documentary Art that generates and shares big ideas. We bring together a diverse community of experimental media-makers, dedicated journalists, critical thinkers, and local partners on a search for urgent expressions of the human experience, practical perspectives on the world today, and compelling visions for the future.

  • Upstate Films, Ltd.  • Dutchess County

    Since 1972, Upstate has demonstrated a commitment to film as a medium of social communication and aesthetic experience. Its programming, in Rhinebeck since the beginning and in Woodstock since Feb 2010, is an eclectic mix which, in the course of any particular year, focuses on themes, issues, regions. Frequently, Upstate brings films (e.g., Souleymane Cisse’s Brightness or Raul Ruiz’ Life Is a Dream) which are rarely screened in this country, much less in a semi-rural area. Without the benefit of an endowment, and with a modest budget, Upstate’s pursued audience development in a number of ways: By interpreting “development” not as a euphemism for marketing, but as intellectual development; and by “contextualizing” film, placing film in a larger, richer context, connected to the rest of society and culture.

  • 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/Northeast Public Radio is a regional public radio network serving parts of seven northeastern states. These include New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. Stations and translators are in twenty locations throughout the region.

  • Wave Farm  • Greene County

    Wave Farm celebrates creative and community use of media and the airwaves. Programs provide access to transmission technologies and support artists and organizations that engage with media as an art form. Transmission Arts programs support artists who engage the transmission spectrum, on the airwaves and through public events. WGXC-FM is a creative community radio station based in New York’s Greene and Columbia counties. Media Arts Grants programs include fiscal sponsorship as well as NYSCA, Electronic Media and Film regrant partnerships: NY Media Arts Map and the Media Arts Assistance Fund.

  • Whitney Museum of American Art  • New York County

    The Whitney Museum of American Art has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for more than eighty years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is new and influential in American art today.

  • WMHT Educational Telecommunications  • Rensselaer County

    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.

  • WNET  • New York County

    WNET is a multi-media public service non-profit that delivers lifelong learning and meaningful experiences to our communities. Our content inspires curiosity, encourages action and nurtures dreams.

  • Women Make Movies, Inc.  • New York County

    Women Make Movies, a non-profit media organization based in NY, is the leading distributor of films by and about women in North America. Founded in 1972, WMM Is a pioneering, feminist, social enterprise with a 90% earned income revenue stream. Our Production Assistance Program assists women directors with their productions from concept through completion with fiscal sponsorship, consultations and other technical assistance. From cutting-edge documentaries that give depth to today’s headlines to smart, stunning films that push artistic and intellectual boundaries in all genres, we work with creative, ground-breaking films which win awards at festivals around the world. Each year for the last nine of ten years, films from WMM have been nominated or won Academy Awards, including this year’s Best Feature Documentary, <i>Citizenfour</i>.

  • Woodstock Film Festival, Inc.  • Ulster County

    Each year film and music lovers from around the world gather at the Woodstock Film Festival for an innovative variety of films, first-class concerts, workshops, celebrity-led panels, an awards ceremony, and fantastic parties.

  • Woven Spaces  • Kings County

    Woven Spaces, Inc. is an artist run, Brooklyn-based arts organization incorporated in 1996 to: 1. Display works of art to the general public, including but not limited to paintings, sculptures, and multi-media art; 2. Facilitate production of various artistic performances, readings, installations, symposia, and similar programs or events; 3. Foster support and participation in the arts by the general public; 4. Acquire, construct, lease or renovate real property, as necessary, to be used in furtherance of the foregoing purposes.

  • Youth FX  • Albany County

    Youth FX is an intensive hands-on program, based in the City of Albany, that is designed to empower young people ages 14-19 by teaching them the technical and creative aspects of digital film making and offering a thorough overview of the production process from script to screen.  Our mission is to work with young people from areas that have been historically under-served and in need of meaningful opportunities for training and engagement in new digital media technology.  Participants create short films that reflect their understanding and vision of the world around them, inspiring them to become agents of change in their communities.