Prepare for New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Grants by Securing Fiscal Sponsorship with NYFA.

Prepare for New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Grants by Securing Fiscal Sponsorship with NYFA.
Image Detail: Merche Blasco (Fellow in Digital/Electronic Art '17), "Polvo," 2016, performance at "Hyphen Hub: Repurposed Technology at Creative Tech Week," Photo Credit: Nicola Balley

The next no-fee deadline to apply to NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship is March 31, 2024.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) supports artists, filmmakers, musicians, performers, writers, and community groups across disciplines. We know that fundraising is critical to making your work and sharing it with the world.

Each year we help eligible artists apply to New York State Arts Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to receive grant funding for creating new works of art. As a NYFA fiscally sponsored project, you will be able to apply for that grant and other fundraising opportunities.

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.

Join Our Community

We offer Community Conversations designed around Fiscal Sponsorship project needs, trends, and the fundraising calendar. Held once a month exclusively for active members and facilitated by NYFA staff, these virtual meetings are a great opportunity to exchange resources, learn new skills, and expand your network by meeting other artists leading projects and organizations.

Apply for NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship.

The next no-fee application deadline is March 31, 2024. 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.

Apply Here

NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship’s next no-fee application deadlines are March 31 and June 30. We also accept Out-of-Cycle Review applications year-round. Reach out to us at [email protected] for more information.

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Amy Aronoff
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