Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellowship 2021 for Radio Scholars and Artists in the US ($15,000 stipend)

Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellowship 2021 for Radio Scholars and Artists in the US ($15,000 stipend)

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Applications are invited for the Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellowship 2021. The fellowship is a nine-month, part-time engagement for a radio scholar and artist living and working in the United States.

The Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellow will work closely with Wave Farm’s Executive Director, Galen Joseph-Hunter, and Artistic Director, Tom Roe. The Fellowship will also include communication with Mentors: Anna Friz, Joan Schuman, and Gregory Whitehead. The Fellowship will combine remote work with three on-site visits to Wave Farm’s research library and radio studios.

Responsibilities

  • Part 1: Radio Art Archive Work (September 2021 – January 2022)
    The first five months of the fellowship, are focused on additions to the Wave Farm Radio Art Archive. The archive is an online resource and a broadcast series on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM. It aims to identify, coalesce, and celebrate historical and contemporary international radio artworks made by artists around the world, created specifically for terrestrial AM/FM broadcast, whether it be via commercial, public, community, or pirate transmission. From September to January, the fellow will identify a minimum of one new work each week, preparing audio with introductions and back announcements for broadcast, as well as written work descriptions, and artist biographies. Where possible the fellow will also record an interview with the artist about their selected work. Each week the Fellow’s newest addition to the Archive will be broadcast on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM. These works and interviews will also be integrated into Wave Farm’s nationally syndicated “The Radio Art Hour.”
  • Part 2: Community  Engagement (February – March 2022)
    The fellow will design and lead two workshops (or listening sessions) with WGXC programmers and interested members of the public. A successful model in 2020/2021 was constructed around the fellow identifying a single radio artwork and included three parts: 1) group listening and discussion 2) conversation with the artist behind the work  3) Participants creating their own radio artworks in response.
  • Part 3: Radio Art Creation (April – May 2022)
    The Fellow will create their own original radio artwork(s) for broadcast, including a contribution to the Radia network, of which Wave Farm is a member.

Stipend

  • A stipend of $15,000 is available.

Eligibility

  • Open to individual radio artists and scholars whose primary residence is in the United States. (Note: applications from collaborative teams are not eligible.)
  • Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Application

Send the following to [email protected] by June 30, 2021:

  • Letter of Interest: a one-page statement introducing your work as a radio scholar and artist demonstrating your personal interest in radio broadcast as a creative medium.
  • Radio Art Archive Sample: prepare one example of a work you would add to the online archive and broadcast series (this should be a work by another artist, not your work). Please include: (note that Wave Farm may broadcast these submissions in the future.)
    • A one- or two-paragraph description of the radio artwork.
    • An mp3 (192 kbps, constant bitrate, 44.1kHz) audio file prepared for radio broadcast presentation that includes brief introductory remarks in your voice (identify yourself in the intro as well), the radio artwork itself, and a back announcement at the end telling radio listeners what they have just heard.
    • A one- or two-paragraph biography of the artist you have selected.
  • Your Own Radio Art Work Samples: provide links to two work samples of your own radio work.
  • Resume / C.V.

For more information, visit Wave Farm.

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