Fiscal Sponsorship

Foundation for Independent Artists (FIA)

FIA is a comprehensive Fiscal Sponsorship program which offers performing artists instant 501(c)(3) incorporation without the challenges of incorporatingIt is ideal for those in need of  bookkeeping, payroll services and insurance. Participating artists work with a dedicated administrator on a weekly basis to build their infrastructure and financial foundation.

Fees are assessed at 5.5% of income, with a minimum base fee of  $2750/year.

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FIA Projects

FIA Projects is a comprehensive Fiscal Sponsorship program offering instant incorporation on a project basis. It is ideal for artists in need of bookkeeping, insurance, and payroll services for a particular performance engagement or tour. For the length of the project, artists will work one-on-one with a dedicated administrator who will handle all of the day-to-day fiscal tasks associated with the project.

Fees are based on income with a minimum base fee of $500/project.

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Unique Projects

Unique Projects is our basic sponsorship program which gives artists the ability to receive tax deductible donations, apply for foundation grants, as well as other nonprofit benefits, such as discounted rehearsal space. Artists work with a dedicated  administrator to clearly, reliably, and efficiently process their donations and send acknowledgments on their behalf. This service is ideal for emerging or established artists with project-specific fundraising needs.

Fees for Unique Projects are the lowest for individual artists in New York City, starting at 5.5% of income.

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For more information, please contact:

Clarissa Soto Josephs

Clarissa Soto Josephs

Executive Director

212.278.8111 ext. 3427

Dan Sandfelder

Dan Sandfelder

Fiscal Services Manager

212.278.8111 ext. 3428

Maeve Munroe

Maeve Munroe

Fiscal Associate

212.278.8111 ext. 3423