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Independent Arts & Media is a unique and growing fiscal sponsor for artists, journalists and media producers. We support independent producers and projects that advance our mission, by enabling independent producers doing non-commercial work in the public interest to raise their own funding, and develop and present their work on their own terms.

Our vision for fiscal sponsorship as a transformative “free speech platform” comes from our own experiences as journalists, artists, and media producers who needed better infrastructure for their public-interest work.

IAM currently supports over 60 affiliates dedicated to non-commercial work in media and the arts, including publishing, theater, dance, music, visual art, film and video, journalism, history, and public-events production.

Democracy Needs Independent Voices

Democracy is more than political parties, opinion blogs and long lines at the local polling station. Democracy is a conversation, one that’s going on all the time – an exchange of ideas, perspectives, experiences and information about our world and how we want to live in it.

Independent Arts & Media exists to broaden and deepen that conversation.

We support art and media culture-makers whose important work doesn’t fit within the commercial mass-media formula – and whose innovations are below the radar of the big nonprofit institutions.