The Experimental Television Center is happy to announce that our electronic media arts grants programs have been given new homes. The Technical Assistance Program will be managed by free103point9. The Presentation Funds and Finishing Funds Programs will be administered by The Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.
ETC has been administering the Presentation Funds and Finishing Funds Programs since 1989, and the Technical Assistance Program since 1998. It has been an honor and a privilege to have had the opportunity to work with all of you over the years. ETC would also like to thank Electronic Media and Film at the New York State Council on the Arts which has steadily supported our efforts to help the media arts flourish.
ETC isn’t going away, but rather refocusing our programs. We have redesigned the ETC website, so if you haven’t visited in awhile, please take a look. We will be spending more time on the development of the Video History Project and working on preservation activities with our partner organizations at Migrating Media.
Experimental Television Center: 1969 – 2009 (5 DVD set with catalog), is an anthology of video art works created through the Residency Program since its inception in 1969 and includes the works of about 100 media artists. The collection was featured in 2011 at Anthology Film Archives. It was named top 100 DVDs for 2010 by LUX, the influential arts organization in London, UK. In 2011 the collection was named by LUX as one of 50 essential moving-image artists DVDs in publication. The collection is available through the well-known distributor of contemporary art Electronic Arts Intermix.
The complete library of artists’ works at ETC is being archived at the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media. Under the sponsorship of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at the Carl Kroch Library at Cornell University, the archive is curated by Dr. Tim Murray, Director of Graduate Studies in Comparative Literature and Director for the Society for the Humanities at Cornell. The mission is to digitize the collection and provide multiple levels of access to the works and study materials for people internationally.
We are excited about the future and look forward to staying in touch with all of you.
Ralph, Sherry, Hank and Dave