Fiscal Sponsorship


Fiscal Sponsorship is proving to be a viable option for artists seeking to raise funds. In response, Dance Films Association offers Individual Members Fiscal Sponsorship for their dance film projects that are any stage in production. Ranging from feature length documentary projects to short experimental films, we believe that every idea should have the opportunity to become a fully realized dance film and understand that fundraising is always a huge factor. Through our Fiscal Sponsorship program, not only can dance film projects apply for grants that require non-profit status and collect donations that are tax-deductible, but DFA also provides consultation and builds a personal page for projects on our website to integrate our Fiscally Sponsored projects into the fabric of dance film.


Please contact us if you’d like to apply to Fiscal Sponsorship. Once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll receive an email requesting to schedule a phone call or meeting to review your application. Please note, if your project is accepted, Individual Membership is required.

As fiscal sponsor, DFA receives a sum equal to 7% of funds dedicated to the film project and DFA makes payments to fiscally sponsored projects on a monthly basis. For example, payments made to the film project through DFA for the period between Sept 15th and Oct 15th would be issued to the film project on Nov 15th. All artistic and proprietary rights, title and interest in and to the project belongs to the filmmaker and the filmmaker may copyright the project in their name. In return, we ask to receive appropriate credit and that DFA’s logo will be included whenever possible on trailers and the final video.
Sign Up for Individual Membership.


To support a particular project, send money via PayPal through the specified project donation button on each Fiscally Sponsored projects page. Or, write a check payable to Dance Films Association, earmarked for a specific project and mail it to Dance Films Association, 252 Java Street, #333, Brooklyn, NY 11222. Please note- For legal and accounting purposes, we need to notify you of our ‘variance power’ over funds donated to us in support of this project.  Under our fiscal sponsorship agreement with each project, we retain full discretion and control over the use of such funds to accomplish the charitable purposes of the approved project.  This power includes the unilateral right to redirect funds to a different beneficiary who can further the mission of DFA if for some reason the project cannot be completed.