Media Arts

Media Arts

For the grant-making purposes of the NEA, Media arts is defined by all genres and forms that use electronic media, film and technology (analog & digital; old and new) as an artistic medium or a medium to broaden arts appreciation and awareness of any discipline. For example, this includes projects presented via film, television, radio, audio, video, the Internet, interactive and mobile technologies, video games, immersive and multi-platform storytelling, and satellite streaming.

Media Arts Fact Sheet | Media Arts Newsletter | Art Works II - Media Arts Guidelines Webinar


Media Arts Director

Jax Deluca
Jax Deluca was appointed to the position of Media Arts Director at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in...


Sarah Burford
Media Arts Specialist,
Avril Claytor
Media Arts Specialist,


Media Arts Resources List (pdf)

Documentary Sustainability Project
A national initiative in partnership with the Sundance Institute.

Documentary Sustainability Summit
A convening held in partnership with the International Documentary Association.

Case Studies: How Did They Fund It?
Real-life scenarios encountered by independent filmmakers.


Released in partnership with the International Documentary Association (IDA), this report explores issues facing the documentary film community, with a goal of articulating tangible, actionable strategies and initiatives to positively...
The purpose of this report is to update the findings of the Urban Institute's 2003 study Investing in Creativity, which identified support systems necessary for artists, including material supports, validation,...