Fiscal Sponsorships

Apply for fiscal sponsorship with us!

We welcome individual artists and grassroots art collectives to apply for fiscal sponsorship by APICC! APICC places special emphasis on incubating emerging Asian American and/or Pacific Islander artists, as well as other artists of color. Your project must relate to arts or culture, be non-commercial in nature, and have a community benefit component. APICC is based in San Francisco, CA, but frequently collaborates with AAPI/BIPOC artists from around the United States.

Some of APICC’s past and present fiscal sponsorees include:

Applications are currently closed. Please check back at a later date.

What is fiscal sponsorship?

Fiscal Sponsorship is a partnership in which a 501(c)3 nonprofit sponsors a project so the project can access grants and tax-deductible individual contributions. APICC  provides funds disbursement and limited administrative support to selected artists and groups in return for a 5-12.5% fee on the project’s income. Whether you’re on the path to become a nonprofit, aren’t ready to become a nonprofit, or simply don’t want to, our fiscal sponsorship program equips you with resources to realize your goals.

Types of Fiscal Sponsorship

APICC offers two types of fiscal sponsorship: 

  • Project-based:
      • One-time project or event
      • Usually short-term (one year or less)
      • Must reapply with each new project
  • Ongoing:
    • Longer term / indefinite sponsorship status
    • For artists and groups seeking to become their own 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, or are functionally equivalent to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

You will be asked to specify what type of support you are seeking at the time of application.

For more information, please email: [email protected].

Showing 1 reaction

  • Anony Mous