Foundation for Independent Artists, Inc. (FIA) offers sponsored artists all the benefits of having their own 501(c)(3) organization without the administrative burden. The program is ideal for artists looking for insurance coverage, payroll, and bookkeeping, plus all services offered by most fiscal sponsorship programs.
How does it work?
Each FIA artist has their own checking account as part of FIA. All artist income and expenses are processed through the account. Each week you submit fiscal requests to a designated staff member who manages your account. These can include payroll, fee payments, and insurance-related requests. Each time new fiscal activity happens in your account your staff member will send you updated financial reports to help you stay on top of your finances.
Who is eligible to be a member of FIA?
Performing artists and arts organizations seeking comprehensive fiscal management and willing to hire performers as employees rather than contractors are eligible to become members of FIA.