Freewaves is dedicated to the creative exhibition of the most innovative and culturally relevant independent new media from around the world. Freewaves facilitates cross-cultural dialogues by inventing dynamic new media exhibition forms at established and unconventional venues throughout Los Angeles and beyond. Freewaves is building one of the largest online archives and programs of media arts both to reach new audiences and include more local and international artists.
What is media art?
Media arts include the work of artists who use communication technology – such as video, film, the web, and mobile devices. Media arts are constantly changing, as artists seize and personalize new technologies.
Government and Foundation Grants
Freewaves programs have been made possible through the generous support of the following foundations and municipal entities. Many of them have funded Freewaves consistently for the past two decades.
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Benton Foundation, California Community Foundation, California Arts Council, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Durfee Foundation, Getty Grant Program, The James Irvine Foundation, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Liberty Hill Foundation, The James D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Peter Norton Family Foundation, Pasadena Art Alliance and The Rockefeller Foundation.