Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Inc.

Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Inc.

95 Perry St. Suite 402
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 362-8389

Jennifer Swan
Executive Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2011
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2017
Number of sponsored projects: 22

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Fee varies based on activity, either a 1%-10% one-time percentage or $27 per hour if more involved bookkeeping activities are required.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission values
  • Type of service
  • Other: One-time independent artist projects

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Festivals and events
  • Other: Special non-arts-related events

Services we offer projects:

  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting

Other: May include best practices or professional development opportunities pertaining to activity, project or group.

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

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
Arts Services Initiative of WNY provides artists and arts groups tools and resources to help with the business side of their artistic career. Our mission is to promote the cultural sector’s vital role in economic development and the community through capacity-building, collaboration and advocacy efforts.