Center for New Music programs connect listeners, musicians, ensembles, and institutions. The Center serves as an incubator, a facilitator, and a catalyst for people and groups working in new music. We connect music people — not only locally, but regionally — so that the entire new music community can work more effectively and creatively. Our Fiscal Sponsor program provides accessibility and efficiency. We work with a variety of individual musicians and organizations to provide education and support for raising funds.
There is a passionate community of philanthropic individuals, charitable foundations, and government institutions devoted to funding the arts. The catch is that many independent artists and small companies lack the 501(c)(3) tax status that makes them eligible to apply for grants and incentivizes individual gifts. With fiscal sponsorship, you can solicit tax-deductible donations and apply for grants without going through the process of launching a 501(c)(3). The sponsored “project” might be a one-time collaboration or an independent artist or even an arts organization that does not have its own 501(c)(3) status.
Membership in C4NM is required for fiscal sponsorship. To apply for fiscal sponsorship, e-mail Brent Miller with the following information:
- Contact Information
- A brief description of your project
- Timeline (may be ongoing)
- Approx. budget size (annual, for ongoing projects)
- Proposed budget
Our current fiscally sponsored members/projects are: