Fiscal Sponsorship

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.

Wave Farm provides fiscal sponsorship to artists and organizations on a case-by-case basis for projects that are aligned with Wave Farm's organizational mission. Inquiries should be directed to info@wavefarm.org well in advance of any related grant deadline.

Fiscally Sponsored Organizations (2020)

Wave Farm is pleased fiscally sponsor Montez Press Arts who provides access to services: tools, technology, and means of distribution to artists working with spoken, written, and affective language in different mediums and forms of transmission. Montez Press Arts grants artists permission to define their own creative context, interrupt commercial means of communication and redefine frameworks. Montez Press Radio gives artists the opportunity to experiment in radio broadcasting and play in the boundaries of conversation, performance, installation, and sound by offering airtime, recording technologies, live performance space, and documentation. Montez Press Radio is a platform where different enclaves of the art world interact with each other and investigate the many facets of radio and sonic space. More at https://radio.montezpress.com

Fiscally Sponsored Artist Projects (2020 to-date)

Wave Farm is pleased to sponsor the following projects who have received 2020 funding from the New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Program.

David Goren’ is a radio producer, and audio archivist whose work often blurs the line between documentary and sound art. Goren’s Greyhound Diaries Podcast will explore the stories of people who travel by Greyhound bus, many of whom live on the fringes of American life.

Paulus Van Horne is a radio maker and noise researcher. Their practice-led research into noise investigates the various systems of power which color our perception of sound. Van Horne’s Queer City Noise is a four-part experimental podcast series. Each episode will take a new audio form: an audio drama, a musical feature, a sound poem, and a piece of narrative journalism respectively.

NYSCA's 2020 Individual Artist Application (Read the Guidelines) is March 12. If you would like to discuss Wave Farm Fiscal Sponsorship, please write to info@wavefarm.org no later than February 10, 2020.

Other opportunities at Wave Farm include:

  • Wave Farm Transmission Art Artist Residency Program open to international artists
  • Media Arts Assistance Fund: Completion Support for NYS Media Artists
  • Media Arts Assistance Fund: Distribution/Exhibition Support for NYS Media Artists
  • Media Arts Assistance Fund: Support for NYS Media Arts Organizations
  • Broadcast opportunities on Wave Farm Radio including WGXC 90.7-FM