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.
Their vision for fiscal sponsorship as a transformative “free speech platform” comes from their 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.
IAM’s mission is to support independent, non-commercial art and media projects and producers for the purpose of building community and civic participation, and facilitating cultural engagement and free expression.
Media, journalism, the arts and culture are all arenas of social interaction and civic engagement. Yet even in the Internet era, these arenas are closed to public participation due to commercial or institutional barriers. They champion those media producers and culture makers who are doing significant work to advance civic engagement and cultural participation in their communities and our democracy.
Their ultimate vision is to strengthen a culture of democracy by cultivating art and media projects that engage neighbors in civic life.