Media Arts Director
Jax Deluca was appointed the director of Media Arts at the National Endowment for the Arts in January 2016. She oversees the NEA’s grantmaking in media arts. Previously, Deluca served as executive director of Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center in Buffalo, NY, a nonprofit serving western New York state which promotes innovation in media arts through access, education, and exhibition. At Squeaky Wheel, Deluca oversaw major expansion efforts, including fundraising, new jobs and media equipment, an updated youth media arts curriculum, and relocation into new, upgraded facilities. She recently completed a three-year tenure as a grant reviewer and advisory panelist to the New York State Council on the Arts Electronic Media and Film program. Deluca is an adjunct media arts instructor for the State University of New York at Buffalo State College, and a practicing digital media artist and co-founder of Flatsitter media arts collaborative in Buffalo, NY.