NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)



Jun 30, 2023


Jun 22, 2023

Need to raise funds for your artist project? NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship can help. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) supports artists, filmmakers, musicians, performers, writers, and community groups across disciplines.

What is Fiscal Sponsorship?
Fiscal Sponsorship is a fundraising and administrative tool that allows your project to use NYFA’s 501c3 nonprofit status to fundraise for your own project. With the support of NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship, you can:

  • Apply for funding from government, foundation, and corporate grants traditionally restricted to 501c3 organizations.
  • Offer the incentive of a tax-deduction to attract individual donors.
  • Receive consultation services with NYFA staff at no cost.
  • Receive fiduciary oversight and financial record-keeping.
  • Create a personalized fundraising page on
  • Participate in networking opportunities with a community of artists.

NYFA’s staff is composed of arts administrators and working artists with expertise in finance, fundraising, and project management. Their team is dedicated to providing individualized support to help you make your project or organization a success on your own terms.

They offer unlimited free consultations via Zoom on topics including:

  • Feedback on grant proposals
  • Fundraising strategies
  • Project management
  • Marketing materials


The next no-fee application deadline is Friday, June 30. To apply, you must have a specific project (ex: a film, a play, an educational or community program, a series of paintings, etc.) and your application must meet these basic eligibility requirements:

  • Your project or organization is arts-based.
  • Your project includes a public-benefit component.
  • Your project is non-profit in nature.
  • You understand that fiscal sponsorship is not a grant program.
  • We invite applications from arts collectives, individual artists, and emerging non-profit arts organizations.

Application Instructions

Applications received under the June 30 deadline will receive notice by July 25, which is after the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) FY2024 grant deadline. If you are seeking an out-of-cycle application for fiscal sponsorship to apply to NYSCA, please email with a brief project summary. NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship’s quarterly no-fee application deadlines are March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.