The Field

The Field

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

Shawn Rene Graham
Deputy Director, Program and Services

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1986
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1986
Number of sponsored projects: 300

Fiscal sponsorship fee:

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: Sponsored projects must be artistic in nature and should have a public presentation.
  • Other: The Field offers fiscal sponsorship to arts creators in a wider 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
  • Other: 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.

Services we offer projects:

  • Organizational development
  • Processing donations of stock, corporate matching gifts and in-kind 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, fundraising and budgeting strategies, work samples and written materials, including artist statements, grant applications, fundraising 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:
Arts and culture workers need access to opportunities, resources, funding, advice and information to bring their visions to life. It is The Field’s mission to provide this access for artists, with an intentional focus on those who experience barriers to advancement based on race, cultural identity, ability, sexual orientation, or other identities. These values are manifested in our programming, staffing, and advocacy. The Field is intentionally practicing, implementing, learning, and doing. The work is constant and consistent. We are a work-in-progress. Ultimately, it is our goal to create a vibrant cultural community that authentically and intentionally includes a representation of resilient and self-determined artists and makers of all identities.