495 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Executive and Artistic Director
Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1968
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1970
Number of sponsored projects: 85
Fiscal sponsorship fee:
$40 application fee (applied toward the first year of membership), $100 annual membership fee, 7% management fee. We accept donations on behalf of emerging arts organizations, independent projects and individual artists.
- Aligned mission values
- Geographic: State of California
- Type of service: Emerge supports artist projects, collectives, and independent arts organizations with a demonstrable public benefit. Applicants must demonstrate artistic and/or programmatic excellence, organizational and financial viability, and have a minimum project budget of $5,000.
Types of projects or services we sponsor:
- Arts and culture — visual and performing arts, film, literary projects, public and socially engaged artwork, and community festivals and events.
Services we offer projects:
- Financial management and oversight; donor acknowledgements; assistance with crowdsourcing campaigns, including Kickstarter and Indiegogo; service provider recommendations (graphic designers, insurance, ticketing services, grant writers, web designers); fundraising consultation; access to a database of thousands of local, national, and international foundations; marketing support through our monthly email newsletter and social media; professional development workshops
Fulcrum Arts (formerly Pasadena Arts Council) empowers artists to invent, inspire, and provoke. We provide resources and opportunities for artists, collectives, and independent arts organizations to advance their visions and contribute to a vibrant, challenging, and inclusive creative community. Fulcrum Arts’ Emerge program provides support, resources, and opportunities to a broad spectrum of independent artists, collectives, and small arts organizations. The Emerge program increases the capacity of independent artists, collectives, and small arts organizations by offering them financial management, fundraising consulting, and the ability to seek funding through fiscal sponsorship. Our goal is to provide artists with the necessary tools to create a sustainable practice while allowing them to remain independent, dynamic, and responsive to the ever-changing social and economic contexts in which they live and work.