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Grantseeking Resources: Funding for Artists

guide to grant seeking resources available via the UNT Libraries and beyond

Grants, Fellowships, and Residencies


Requests for Proposals/Calls for Artists

Fiscal Sponsorships

Fiscal sponsorship is a formal arrangement in which a 501(c)(3) public charity sponsors a project that may lack exempt status. This alternative to starting your own nonprofit allows you to seek grants and solicit tax-deductible donations under your sponsor's exempt status. When applying for fiscal sponsorship, you will often need to provide a proposal that explains:

  • Your project: Why it’s needed, and its goals, objectives, method, evaluation, staffing, and budget. This is similar to a grant proposal. 
  • How it advances the nonprofit’s mission.
  • Other ways the nonprofit can benefit from being associated with your project.

Some examples of fiscal sponsorship programs and a resource for searching for fiscal sponsorships are below.

Professional Organizations

Local arts organizations

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