Jax Deluca

Jax Deluca

Jax Deluca

Jax oversees the NEA's grant portfolio and field building resources for arts organizations working in film, video, audio, immersive technology and other emerging media forms. The media arts portfolio has grown to include projects that enable the production of new tools, hardware or software by engaging the process of creative coding, open source code development, analog or digital tool making, and audio or visual instrument building for the purpose of creating new art works. An additional area of focus includes advancing career sustainability for artists, which led to the 2016 NEA publication, State of the Field: Report from the Documentary Sustainability Summit, with a goal of articulating actionable strategies that could lead toward a more sustainable ecosystem for documentary professionals. Her field experience includes 12 years working at the intersection of arts and community building as a nonprofit administrator, educator and artist. Prior to the NEA, she was executive director of Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center, a media arts professor at SUNY Buffalo State College, and a board member of the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York and the Greater Buffalo Cultural Alliance.