About Midwest Artist Project Services

Founded in 2012, MAPS is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that serves and empowers individual artists, collectives, and emerging arts organizations in the Midwest region by promoting new and sustainable growth through fiscal sponsorship, consultation, education, and providing access to best solutions for the current issues that affect artists.

MAPS offers free or low-cost resources for working artists in all disciplines—visual artists, musicians, creative writers, craft artists, theater and dance artists, filmmakers, and other originating artists— in the St. Louis region and beyond.


Brigid Flynn has more than 15 years of arts administration and fundraising experience. She has worked at the Wexner Center for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts in New York City, and served as the Director of Institutional Giving for the Saint Louis Art Museum from 2008-2016. She currently is the Senior Associate Director of Development for the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University. She is a past board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals-St. Louis Chapter and Creative Reaction Lab, as has been a presenter at several major conferences. She holds a BA from Loyola University Chicago and an MA from The Ohio State University.

Liz Deichmann has worked in commercial and nonprofit arts as a film producer, music talent buyer, researcher, and administrator. She is currently a Grants Analysis and Management Specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts and research consultant. Liz is also a 2012 Community Arts Training alumna and co-founder of St. Louis Secret Sound Society and St. Louis Arts Project. Currently, she is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Missouri—St. Louis and holds a Master of Public Policy Administration and BA in Art History.


MAPS Fiscal Sponsorship program is supported by a grant from the Regional Arts Commission.