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Programs & Services

Partner Artists

What We Offer

Partner Artists is a unique program that pairs Fiscal Sponsorship with a suite of back-office services to strengthen and sustain arts groups and projects.

The Partner Artists program is ideal for arts groups and projects that want a partner to help them manage the business side of art – and the assurance that their project, group or organization is running smoothly and accountably. Shunpike is committed to flexible and dynamic partnerships with arts groups and projects of all sizes.

Eligibility

Partner Artists must meet the eligibility requirements of our Fiscal Sponsorship program.

In addition, Shunpike selects groups and organizations for the Partner Artists program that demonstrate a clear need for a higher level of back-office service and support.

Compare Fiscal Sponsorship & Partner Artists

Program Comparison
Basic Fiscal Sponsorship
Partner Artists
Fiscal sponsorship
Yes
Yes
Grants and donor coordination
Yes
Yes
Free and discounted Arts Business Clinic consultation and advice
Yes
Yes
As a Shunpike Member, access to online library of helpful tools and templates
Yes
Yes
Bookkeeping, including financial reports -
Yes
Tax reporting -
Yes
License and permit tracking and reporting -
Yes
Payroll, benefits administration and human resource management -
Yes
Support and guidance in legal issues and documents -
Yes
Help with procuring appropriate insurance policies -
Yes

How To Apply

Apply as you would to the Fiscal Sponsorship program. As you complete the Fiscal Sponsorship application, you’ll specify that you’re interested in being considered for the Partner Artists program.

Application Timeline

Shunpike’s next application deadline will in the Summer of 2014 (to be announced).

You will hear back regarding the status of your application by the end of the month in which you apply.

Program Fees

  • All Partner Artist groups maintain Shunpike Group Membership, which has a $50 annual fee
  • A one-time $150 Partner Artists registration fee, paid when your application is approved
  • An administrative fee of 10% will be assessed on all revenues and contributions received by your organization