This unique program offers individual artists, collectives, and emerging organizations the ability to solicit tax deductible contributions and grants, as well as consultation from MAPS staff for individual projects. Once a year, MAPS accepts applications for fiscally sponsored projects and an independent, three-person committee selects awardees. All project funds raised by fiscally sponsored projects are subject to a 6% administrative fee.
The fiscal sponsorship application is available online only Monday, April 2—Thursday, May 31, 2018. You can access the application here.
Please make note of these important deadlines for this year’s fiscal sponsorship program:
- Applications Open: Monday, April 2, 2018
- Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 2018 at 11:59pm
- Fiscal Sponsorship Application Workshops
– Saturday, May 12, 10:00 am: Schlafly Library (225 N Euclid Ave)
– Tuesday, May 15, 7:00 pm: Flood Plain (3151 Cherokee Street)
- Review Committee Convenes: July 2018
- Award notification: August 2018
Amanda Colón-Smith is the Acting Executive Director at Dutchtown South Community Corporation in South St. Louis City. She works with a range of residents, partners and stakeholders in the Dutchtown, Gravois Park, Marine Villa and Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods. The organization focuses on Housing Development and Stabilization as well as Community Planning and Facilitation. Through activities such as long-term planning and implementation of improvements for green space to tenant rights education, the organization seeks to advance neighborhood vitality through resident-led activities. As the Program Director at the organization over the last 3 years, she engaged residents and supported them in building the neighborhoods they want and deserve. She is also motivated by the possibilities in integrating the arts into community development initiatives and is a graduate of Regional Arts Commission’s Community Arts Training Program.
Anna Ojascastro Guzon is writer, teacher, mother, and former physician. She is also a co-founder and the program director of YourWords STL, a non-profit that uses creative writing workshops, tutoring, and collaborative projects to help St. Louis youth amplify their voices.
Her work may be read in McSweeney’s, the Best American Poetry Blog, and Bone Bouquet, among other publications, as well as heard on a recent episode of the Who Raised You? podcast.
Jeremy Kannapell is an artist, filmmaker, musician, and event coordinator and has been actively participating in St. Louis’s experimental music scenes for the past 10 years. Kannapell creates collaged stereoscopic bursts of electronic sound combining homemade gear, tapes, and synthesizers, while fusing influences ranging from French Musique Concrete, improvised music, and post-Industrial sound tactics, locating himself located in the vibrant underground network of current American experimentalists. As a performer he has shared bills with the likes of Chris Corsano, Russian Tsarlag, John Wiese, No Age, Bitchin Bajas, Circuit Des Yeux, Pharmakon, Olivia Block, and many others.
Since 2010 he has worked as a program coordinator for St. Louis-based presenting nonprofit, New Music Circle (currently in it’s 59th season), and has programmed concerts and residencies for over 60 artists and groups.