Press Room

NYSCA names Regrants Administrator
Sep 29th, 2011

The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes
to Administer Regrants for
NYSCA Electronic Media and Film

The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, has announced that The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (The ARTS) is the new administrator of two state-wide regrant programs for NYSCA Electronic Media and Film (EMF).

The two programs, Presentation Funds and Finishing Funds, were previously administered by the Experimental Television Center (ETC) in Owego, NY.  Another previous ETC program, the Media Arts Technical Assistance Fund, is now being managed by free103point9 Transmission Arts, in Acra, NY.  All three programs are supported with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.

"NYSCA Electronic Media and Film is excited to welcome The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes as the new EMF Regrant Administrator for media and film Presentation and Finishing Funds," said Karen Helmerson, senior program officer for Electronic Media, Film and Visual Arts at NYSCA. "The ARTS' staff and leadership have demonstrated tremendous commitment and capacity as a community arts development agency for many years. EMF also wants to acknowledge ETC for their invaluable contribution to the field and outstanding service in managing this Regrant since 1989."

"The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes is excited to take on these programs in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts," said Ginnie Lupi, executive director. "We look forward to serving artists and organizations throughout the State."

Presentation Funds offers partial support to non-profit organizations located in New York State for in-person appearances by independent artists working in film, video, sound, new media and Web-based art. The mission of the program is to encourage opportunities for conversations between artists and audiences, support the creative programming of independent media-makers, and help increase appreciation for electronic media and film as an art form throughout New York State.

Deadlines are four times a year:

  • December 1, 2011 for projects occurring between January 1 - March 31, 2012
  • March 1, 2012 for projects occurring between April 1 - June 30, 2012
  • June 1, 2012 for projects occurring between July 1 - September 30, 2012
  • September 1, 2012 for projects occurring between October 1 - December 31, 2012

Finishing Funds provides support to New York State artists for the completion of film, video, sound, new media and Web-based art. Awards are made annually and range from $500 to $2,500. The postmark deadline for applications is March 15, 2012.

Please visit www.eARTS.org/EMF for detailed information on both grant programs, or email director@eARTS.org.