The Field

75 Maiden Lane, #906
New York, NY 10038
(212) 691-6969

Shawn Rene Graham
Artist Services Manager, Sponsored Artist Program

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1986
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1986
Number of sponsored projects: 400

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Staple Crop Membership $100; Local Harvest Fiscal Sponsorship $250; Deep Roots Fiscal Sponsorship $375

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Other: The Field offers fiscal sponsorship to arts creators in a wide range of artistic disciplines. If you make and present live performance, film, literary, television, or other activities in the creative economy and you do not have 501 (c) (3) tax status, fiscal sponsorship can allow you to receive tax-deductible donations and grant awards from charitable foundations to support your work plus other benefits.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture: Our membership packages are open to arts creators, in a wide range of artistic disciplines, including live performance, film, literary, television or many other activities in the creative economy
  • Other: performing arts

Services we offer projects:

  • Organizational development
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Other: Our Sponsored Artist Program offers: constructive feedback on all fund-raising materials and grant applications, access to a supportive and knowledgeable staff of performing artists, online tools to help artists keep track of contributed funds, as well as a donation profile page on The Field’s website. The Field also provides consultations, providing individualized advice and feedback to artists and arts managers at all experience levels, and career workshops on topics such as project planning, professional challenges and opportunities, fund-raising and budgeting strategies, work samples and written materials, including artist statements, grant applications, fund-raising letters and press kits.

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
Founded by artists for artists, since 1986 The Field has been dedicated to providing strategic services to thousands of performing artists and companies in New York City and beyond. We foster creative exploration, steward innovative management strategies, and are delighted to help artists reach their fullest potential.

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