DECEMBER 5, 2013

Informed Artist Series: Proposals and Grants for Fiscally Sponsored Projects

The Informed Artist Series is presented by SPACE 4 ART on the first Thursday of every month.  The series kicked off with “How Copyright Law Empowers Artists” presented by New Media Rights and continued with other topics like pricing your work and what real reporters are tired of seeing (or not seeing) in press releases.

This month, watch a webinar provided by Fractured Atlas about fiscal sponsorship.

indexFractured Atlas wants to help you raise money for your artistic work. As the country’s largest arts fiscal sponsor, we provide accessibility, efficiency and affordability. We work with thousands of artists and arts organizations to provide education and support for raising funds.

There is a passionate community of philanthropic individuals, charitable foundations, and government institutions devoted to funding the arts. The catch is that many independent artists and small companies lack the 501(c)(3) tax status that makes them eligible to apply for grants and incentivizes individual gifts. What’s more, when an artist launches a nonprofit, there’s little time for making art. The day-to-day business of administering a tax-exempt organization leaves scant room for anything else.

We want artists to spend time making art, not filing paperwork. With fiscal sponsorship, you can solicit tax-deductible donations and apply for grants without going through the onerous process of launching a 501(c)(3). The sponsored "project" might be a one-time collaboration or an independent artist or even an arts organization that does not have its own 501(c)(3) status.

Our program is open and accessible to artists and arts organizations nationwide and in every artistic discipline. We won't judge the artistic quality or merit of your work. That's not our job. Our job is to give you the tools you need to raise the money to make it happen. Click here to learn more!