Fiscal Sponsorship

Burning Man Project offers Model C fiscal sponsorship to mission-aligned projects. We hope that this service offering will help the Burning Man community to raise necessary funds for artistic and civic projects by enabling tax-deductible contributions. In particular, most art projects receiving a BRC Honorarium, BRC Temple Grant, or Global Art Grant will be automatically offered fiscal sponsorship.

Why choose fiscal sponsorship?

Fiscal sponsorship allows participating artists to receive tax-deductible contributions and potentially open up other sources of funding, hopefully easing the burden of fundraising. As one small way to help make their dream a reality, the Black Rock Arts Foundation launched a pilot program in 2014 to provide fiscal sponsorship to artists bringing work to the playa. That program continues in the new Burning Man Project organization.

How do I apply for Fiscal Sponsorship?

If you’ve been selected to receive a BRC Honorarium, BRC Temple Grant, or Global Art Grant we will send you information on how to sign up for the fiscal sponsorship program. Self-funded projects will also be considered for sponsorship; if you are NOT a Burning Man Art Grant recipient please use this online form.

What is Fiscal Sponsorship?

Fiscal sponsorship is an activity by which a public charity (like Burning Man) facilitates tax-deductible donations to a project by providing financial and some programmatic oversight of projects that serve a public benefit but do not have their own non-profit status. Fiscal sponsorship allows projects to receive contributions that an independent project might not otherwise be able to receive.