Waveform was created by Matt Isaac, a former Film and Media Arts Curator, Program Director, Executive Director, and Development Officer for media arts and cultural organizations in New York. He has curated, produced, initiated, managed, or presented projects at Artists Space, Queens Museum of Art, Electronic Arts Intermix, New York Live Arts (formerly Dance Theater Workshop), Margaret Mead Film Festival, Knitting Factory, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, and CEPA Gallery, among many others.
He founded and was Executive Director of Perimeter Media + Culture Projects, a 501(c)3 cultural organization that presented film festivals (including the New York Animation Festival), media arts exhibits, educational workshops, and international arts exchanges in collaboration with consulates, arts organizations, and festivals in more than 20 countries.
Matt helps artists, organizations, and projects with publicity and promotion, and has participated in the production of and funding for film and television productions, including several documentaries broadcast nationally on PBS.
He has served as a review panelist for public funding agencies (including the New York State Council on the Arts re-grant program), a juror for film and media arts festivals, and as a presenter and moderator for public panels and discussions.
As a business development consultant, Matt has helped design programs and secure more than $35 million in funding for cultural organizations, film and arts projects, and non-profit agencies.
He has helped conceptualize projects, and strategize for and secure a wide variety of federal, state, municipal, and private grant funding for new and existing programs.
He has an MA in Communications / Media Studies from The New School for Social Research in New York City, and is a member of the board of directors of Northwest Film Forum.