Fractured Atlas fiscally sponsors artistic projects that are primarily noncommercial in nature and offer some benefit to the public. Our fiscal sponsorship program is structured as a grantor-grantee relationship. This means that an individual, business, government agency, or foundation contributes money for a sponsored artist, project, or organization to Fractured Atlas as the fiscal sponsor (the grantor). Fractured Atlas then grants the funds to the sponsored entity (as the grantee) for project-related expenses.
Since most private foundations are unable to make grants directly to individuals or entities who do not have their own 501(c)(3) status, fiscal sponsorship as a tool enables Fractured Atlas to receive grants for the purposes of our fiscally sponsored projects. By nature of our fiscal sponsorship program, Fractured Atlas the ability to give grants directly to individuals, allowing us to then grant funds received to our fiscally sponsored projects.
Fractured Atlas's model is also known as a Pre-Approved Grant Relationship model (which is referred to as "Model C" in Gregory Colvin's Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right).
Fractured Atlas has designed our program so that you retain full ownership and control over the work you create while you're sponsored. Please see the current fiscal sponsorship agreement for full details.