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Wave Farm Study Center

Wave Farm Residency Program

The Wave Farm Residency program provides artists with a valuable opportunity to concentrate on new transmission works (artist works made with, about, and for the airwaves) and conduct research about the genre using the Wave Farm Study Center resource library. In conjunction with their residencies, artists perform, are interviewed, and create playlists for broadcast on Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM, a creative community radio station serving over 78,000 potential listeners in New York's Upper Hudson Valley, and international listeners online.

Please visit for comprehensive information about the Wave Farm Residency Program.

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About Wave Farm Wave Farm is a non-profit arts organization that celebrates creative and community use of media and the airwaves. Our programs provide access to transmission technologies and support artists and organizations that engage with media as an art form.

Wave Farm's Transmission Arts programs support artists who engage the transmission spectrum, on the airwaves and through public events. The Wave Farm Artist Residency Program is an international visiting artist program. The Transmission Arts Archive presents a living genealogy of artists’ experiments with broadcast media and the airwaves. Wave Farm Radio is a continuous online radio feed and site-specific broadcast on 1620-AM.

Wave Farm's WGXC-FM is a creative community radio station based in New York’s Greene and Columbia counties. Hands-on access and participation activate WGXC as a public platform for information, experimentation, and engagement.

Wave Farm's Media Arts Grants programs include fiscal sponsorship as well as the New York Media Arts Map and the Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF), which support electronic media and film organizations, as well as individual artists, in all regions of New York State through a Regrant Partnership with NYSCA, Electronic Media and Film.


Acra, New York: United States

Wave Farm is located on 29 rural acres in Greene County, NY. The property features two small ponds, mountain views, and walking paths through a mature pine forest. Acra, NY is approximately 20 minutes west of Hudson, and 2 1/2 hours north of New York City.


  • Residency Length: 10 days
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 1
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 10
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 75


  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: May apply as a team
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Additional eligibility information: 

    This is a call for all types of transmission art project proposals. Wave Farm's Residency Program application is an international open call. Artists should make a compelling argument in support of their proposed transmission art project, and either possess a significant body of past transmission-based work, or demonstrate the technical aptitude and capacity to complete the project. Full-time students are ineligible; however, exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for career artists who may have returned to school for post-graduate work.

  • Application deadline: February 01
  • Application Ongoing: No

Past Residents & Quotes

Past residents: 
Please visit for prior year resident lists and residency summary videos.
The quiet, secluded space not only allowed for, but actively promoted, an intensive focus on creative work over the duration of our residency. Such focus was essential in the development of this new work, as the technical nature of our practice requires intense concentration over long periods of time. The tranquility of the acoustic environment also supported a deep listening practice, aiding the perception of subtle changes in sound which made musical communication both natural and effective. Having access to the WaveFarm library was also a great source of inspiration, and we took copious notes which will assist us in our own research, well beyond the period of our residency.
— Redux (Mark Cetilia / Joe Cantrell)

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility
    Residents are housed in a private bedroom in the Wave Farm Study Center. The Study Center is home to a library, offices, and Wave Farm's WGXC Acra broadcast studio. WiFi, electrical and audio hook-ups are available throughout the bulk of the 29-acre Wave Farm property.
  • Meals: No meals/food provided
    The Study Center is equip with a full kitchen. Residents are expected to prepare their own meals.
  • Computer/internet access: Wireless Internet
  • Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
  • Studios/special equipment: Digital media
  • Additional studio information: 
    Residents are provided with their own workspace inside the Wave Farm Study Center, and may also make use of the property grounds. In addition, residents have access to both a full-power FM radio station and site-specific AM radio transmission.

Residency Fees

There are no fees charged to residents.

Stipends / other support

Selected artists will receive a $700.00 artist fee at the conclusion of their residency.

Additional expectations / opportunities

Artists are required to cover their own transportation costs to Wave Farm (or the Hudson, NY Amtrak station) and groceries. Local transportation, including but not limited to the grocery store is available.

Contact Information

5662 Route 23
Acra, New York 12405
United States
Tel: 518-622-2598