Date: Wednesday, January 23
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Avenue, Classroom 5 San Jose, CA 95116
Cost: $0-$10
Join us to learn how fiscal sponsorship can lead to increase financial resilience, stronger infrastructure, and greater artistic impact. This workshop will dig into the benefits of fiscal sponsorship and the resources available to Santa Clara County individual artists and small arts organizations. It will be led by the Nonprofit Centers Network and Intersection for the Arts and will include an overview of a new South Bay arts fiscal sponsorship program.

Comprehensive fiscal sponsors do much more than provide the 501c3 tax status to allow artists and groups to accept grants and tax-deductible donations. A fiscal sponsor can significantly strength an artist or volunteer led organization by providing consistent, reliable, expert administrative support – strengthening financial management, increasing regulatory compliance, and assisting with grant reporting.

Even if you currently have a 501c3 tax status you will want to attend to learn how you can utilize these services. We will also present the initial recommended list of local arts fiscal sponsors including a new program specifically design for the South Bay by SVCreates and Intersection for the Arts. Learn how SVCreates will help with application and start up costs so that our local artists and arts groups can more easily access this experienced fiscal sponsor.

Workshop is free for Santa Clara County based individual artists and arts groups. $10 fee for those artists or organizations located outside of SC County. Click here to register and learn more.

Refreshments will be served.

This workshop will also be offered on Monday, January 14, 5:30-7:30 pm at the Triton Museum of Art

Intersection for the Arts

Intersection for the Arts’ fiscal sponsorship program goes beyond admin help and grant access. They also provide staff dedicated to your growth, professional development workshops, and a community of artists and arts professionals. They sponsor more than 150 artists, art projects, and art organizations across numerous disciplines and levels of experience. Over the past five decades, they’ve nurtured more than 500 fiscally sponsored projects, many of whom – like Root Division, Youth Speaks, Campo Santo, LitQuake, Cutting Ball Theatre, Red Poppy Art House, and Galeria de la Raza – have grown into art and cultural leaders.

Nonprofit Centers Network (NCN)

NCN is dedicated to increasing the capacity and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector by supporting the development and ongoing operations of multi-tenant nonprofit centers and other quality nonprofit workspace. NCN worked in collaboration with SVCreates to conduct a comprehensive study of the support services most relevant to the Santa Clara County arts ecosystem. Fiscal sponsorship was one of the top needs that they uncovered.

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