OVERVIEW
On Air Fest empowers storytellers and artists reimagining what an audio artwork can be. The next application cycle will be announced shortly. The On Air Residency Program is designed to support both the creation and presentation of new work. It encourages practitioners who emphasize experimentation and showcase a unique point of view, and supports projects across poetry, narrative, sculpture, performance, ambient, interview, documentary and sonic realms yet to be explored.

ON AIR RESIDENTS
Sharon Mashihi, "The Bed Whisperers"
Omari Soulfinger, "What The... You Mean?"
Nola Hanson, "Drill Meditations"

PROGRAMS
The On Air Audio Residency supports audio-focused boundary-pushing works on any subject.
The Brooklyn Sound Residency supports a project inspired by Brooklyn. This special initiative spotlights place-based works that explore the culture of the city.

RESIDENCY JUDGES
[2019] Alexis Wilkinson, Director of Exhibitions and Live Art, Knockdown Center
[2019] Ali Rosa-Salas, Director of Programming, Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement
[2019] Arif Noorani, Executive Producer, CBC Podcasts
[2019] Davia Nelson, Radio Producer, The Kitchen Sisters
[2019] Meredith Graves, Director of Music, Kickstarter
[2019] Phoebe Wang, Independent Radio Producer and Artist
[2018] Gretta Cohn, Founder, Transmitter Media
[2018] Bill Curran, Programming Producer, Made in New York Media Center
[2018] Brittany Luse, Producer, Gimlet Media and Host, The Nod
[2018] Sachar Mathias, Supervising Producer, BRIC TV and BRIC Radio
[2018] Molly Webster, Reporter and Producer, RadioLab

RESIDENTS RECEIVE
Showcase installation or performance at On Air Fest
Stay at Wythe Hotel to create work
$500
Work crit with industry mentor
Three-day festival pass

HOW TO APPLY
Applications are currently closed. Subscribe to our newsletter for notifications about future opportunities and check back soon!

FAQ

Who is eligible to apply?

We encourage creative practitioners to apply irregardless of background or years of experience. Artists, documentarians, journalists, musicians and beyond are welcome to apply, as long as the project has not been previously broadcasted, performed or exhibited to a large audience.


May I submit more that one project proposal?

Go for it!


Can teams apply to the Residency Program?

Yes. Teams of up to three contributors may apply to the Residency Program. Please note however that the honorarium is fixed and hotel room stay limited to one room per project.


Does On Air Fest cover travel?

On Air Fest does not cover travel to and from New York City. Residents will be awarded a 5-night stay at Wythe Hotel to create their work.


I still have a question!

Send an email to hello@onairfest.com. We'll get back to you shortly!


2018
Residency

PRESENTED BY:
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In 2018 we announced our commitment to support emerging audio artists and storytellers. Our inaugural On Air Residency was awarded to ‘Drill Meditations,’ an immersive sound and dance performance by Nola Hanson and Nicky S. Smith, members of the Trans Boxing Collective. As members of the trans and QTPOC communities, Nola & Nicky are deeply invested in exploring the ways in which embodied practices such as boxing, dance, and meditation, can be used to transform suffering and achieve collective liberation.

Judges:
Gretta Cohn, Founder, Transmitter Media
Bill Curran, Programming Producer, Made in New York Media Center
Brittany Luse, Producer, Gimlet Media and Host, The Nod
Sachar Mathias, Supervising Producer, BRIC TV and BRIC Radio
Molly Webster, Reporter and Producer, RadioLab