About Fiscal Sponsorship
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Matt Bua, Catamount People's Museum
Public Park for the Town of Catskill, NY, 2010
funded by the Harpo Foundation
Want to spend more time creating and less time dealing with fund raising?
Artspire fiscal sponsorship, created by the New York Foundation for the Arts, is one of the oldest and most reputable arts fiscal sponsorship programs in the country. It gives individual artists and artist run organizations greater access to greater funding and increases their fundraising capabilities. Fiscal sponsorship enables individual artists and nonprofit organizations without their 501(c)(3) status to raise tax-deductible funds using Artspire’s charitable status.
Apply now for Artspire’s Fiscal Sponsorship program to enjoy:
- -Greater fundraising success
-Access to funding opportunities from foundations or corporate funders that are usually restricted to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations
-The ability to offer individual donors the tax-deductibility incentives of making a charitable donation
-Access to NYFA’s wide range of services and resources, such as our educational workshops that are only offered to fiscally sponsored projects and organizations.
-Unlimited phone calls, emails, and review of grant proposals. Fund raising support for no extra charge!
- - Partnership with RocketHub.com to run a short-term, tax-deductible crowdfunding campaign
-Check writing, financial, book keeping and tax services
-Profile on Artpsire.org and visual connection with Artspire and NYFA
-The ability to collect online donations
-Unparalleled service from people who care about your project
-No hidden fees
-Application is free
-Artspire fiscal sponsorship is open to artists with a US social security number - no matter where they live. Artists can also live in the US but work overseas
-Deadlines to apply: June 30, September 30, December 31, and March 31
-Application includes: Project description, budget, resume and work samples (if applicable)
-Read our Artist FAQs which contain valuable details about Fiscal Sponsorship and creating a successful application
-Artist projects and emerging organizations must have a minimum budget of $15,000, however none of this money must be committed before applying or being accepted into the program
-For project, if accepted, Artspire charges an 8% administrative fee, $100 contract fee, and a $50 annual renewal fee
-For emerging organizations, if accepted, Artspire charges an 8% administrative fee, a $100 contract fee and a $45 quarterly maintenance fee
-Emerging organizations must be incorporated, or in the process of incorporating, as a nonprofit on the state level
-For more information please see our FAQ
Past Fiscally Sponsored artists include:
Nathaniel Kahn, “My Architect”
The story of one man's search to know the hidden heart of his father, Louis I. Kahn.
Kimberly Peirce, trailer for “Boys Don’t Cry”
An independent film based on the real-life story of Brandon Teena, a transgender man who was raped and murdered on December 31, 1993.
The Twenty-Four Hour Company (Emerging Organization)
An organization whose mission it is to produce The 24 Hour Plays - a short play mini-festival written, rehearsed and performed in a single theater, in a single day.
Todd Haynes, "Poison"
Best Feature at the Berlin Film Festival, and Grand Jury Prize at Sundance
Errol Morris, "Dr. Death" and "Fast, Cheap and Out Of Control"
Charlotte Zwerin, "Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser"