Art Without Limits acts as a fiscal sponsor by allowing artists and art groups to receive tax deductible donations and grants using our nonprofit status.


Who We Sponsor

Art Without Limits has served as a fiscal sponsor for over 74 artists and arts organizations as of November 19, 2018 geared toward performance, exhibitions, filmmaking, publication, and more across all disciplines. AWoL fiscal sponsorship contributes to the growth and development of cultural arts production locally in Santa Barbara, throughout California, and across the United States. Learn more about some of the successful cultural arts projects that we are currently fiscally sponsoring here!

  From Left to Right: Fiscally Sponsored Artists Elaine Gale, Vanessa Van-Oh, Sol Hill, Yulia Maluta, and Adam Phillips

From Left to Right: Fiscally Sponsored Artists Elaine Gale, Vanessa Van-Oh, Sol Hill, Yulia Maluta, and Adam Phillips


Fiscal Sponsorship Services We Offer

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Easy Digital Application Process

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Single Grant Review & Suggestions

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Fast Payment Turnaround

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Guidance & Response to Questions

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Social Media and Digital Promotion

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IRS mandated donation acknowledgement letters

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990 and 1099 Tax Reporting, as requested


Applying for Fiscal Sponsorship

before applying:

Have your project completely planned including project expenses. Research these expenses, contact sources and get estimates. Research where you plan to get your funds from. Do not apply for a grant until/after you have applied and been approved through Art Without Limits (AWoL). After understanding these recommendations, be sure to follow each of the steps below to ensure success with the fiscal sponsorship application process and if there are any questions, feel free to contact us at talent@awolsb.org.

Step One

  • Submit a Project Description for review by Art Without Limits
    • Submit Here!
    • Project Description should be about 1-2 paragraphs and no longer than 500 words.
    • Once we receive your project description and you hear from us approving your project, you may continue to Step Two.

Step Two

  • Complete and upload the following documents + pay the applicable fees:
    • Application:
      • Fill out Fiscal Sponsorship Application here.
      • Be sure to pay the $50 application fee up above.
    • Budget:
      • Access the Budget Form here.
      • How to Share Budget Form with AWoL:
        • File > Make a Copy > Rename to "AWoL FS Budget - OrganizationName"
        • Then, File > Share with "talent@awolsb.org" and set us as an editor
    • W-9 Form:
      • Download and print W-9 Form here.
      • Upload filled out and signed W-9 Form here.
    • Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement:
      • Download and print Agreement here.
      • Upload signed Agreement here.
    • Grant Proposal Application, if needed:
      • Be sure to pay the $50 grant fee above.
      • Note: Only for grants to funders requiring more than our Tax ID
  • Items we will send you:
    • Logo and PayPal code to accept payments for your website, crowd-funding, and social media
    • Approval Letter from Art Without Limits to send to prospective funders with your grant proposal
    • Copies of payments from you and your donors

Step Three

  • Test PayPal code/button that was sent to you from Art Without Limits - pay $1

Step Four

  • Fill in the Requisition Form:
    • Access the Requisition Form here.
    • How to Share Requisition Form with AWoL:
      • File > Make a Copy > Rename to "AWoL FS Requisition Form - OrganizationName"
      • Then, File > Share with "talent@awolsb.org" and set us as an editor

Resources and Guidance for Fiscal Sponsorship, the Grant Process, and Future Funding in the Arts


Header Image: Accordion Print from AWoL Fiscally Sponsored Artist Patricia Houghton Clarke’s Facing Ourselves project