On Air


Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Acast Audio Residency. Applications are now closed. The selected resident will be notified on 2/19. If you do not hear from us by 2/20, your application was not selected but keep checking back for more opportunities.

Read on for information about the residency:


The 2018 Acast Audio Residency is an opportunity for emerging audio talent to create and premiere new work at this year’s On Air Fest. We encourage applications that emphasize experimentation and defy easy categorization. Challenge yourself and challenge the medium.

The residency is open to artists, editors and producers with an idea that has not been previously broadcasted, performed or exhibited to a large audience. The audio work can take any form: poetry, narrative, sculptural, performance-based, fiction, field recording, ambient, interview, documentary, a hybrid or a surprise.

Resident Receives
• Showcase of work at On Air Fest
• One night’s stay at Wythe Hotel during the fest
• $500
• Ticket to On Air Fest
• Work crit with Caitlin Thompson, US Director of Content at Acast
• Exposure to a community of audio practitioners and industry leaders

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