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Friday, September 26, 2008

Fiscal Sponsorships Workshop: Fundraising for Artistic Projects

Fiscal Sponsorships Workshop: Fundraising for Artistic

Dear VLA Friends and Members,

Fiscal Sponsorships Workshop: Fundraising for Artistic

Monday, November 10, 2008: 6-8pm

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (Auditorium)
1 East 53rd Street (on the corner with 5th Ave)
NY, NY 10022

Note: There are 2.0 CLE credits for this workshop.
Many independent artists as well as small and new arts
organizations require public donations and contributions to
carry out certain artistic projects. Without the requisite
501(c)(3) status, these artists and organizations face
difficulties in raising funds from philanthropic
individuals, charitable foundations, and government
institutions. Fortunately, Fiscal Sponsorship exist which
enable individual artists as well as small and new arts
organizations to raise grants and tax-deductible
contributions for their projects. Because Fiscal
Sponsorships are regulated by the IRS, there are some
complicated legal issues involved. Failure to comply with
IRS regulations can create legal complications for the
artist and/or organization. Additionally, a Fiscal
Sponsorship creates an arrangement between artist and
sponsor, thus calling for a written agreement where issues
of liability and intellectual property will be clearly

This VLA workshop is open to artists, arts administrators,
and attorneys, and will cover the legal issues raised by a
Fiscal Sponsorship, as well as a brief overview of profit
and nonprofit entities.

Fees for this workshop are as follows:

Arts Professional VLA Member: $10
Arts Professional Non-Member: $15
VLA Legal Professional Member: $100 (book included)
Legal Professional Non-Member: $125 (book included)

$10 additional at the door registration fee.

Please complete the attached Registration Form and return
to Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento via fax to: (212) 752-6575, or
mail form with payment to his attention to:

Nonprofit workshop
1 East 53rd Street, 6th fl
NY, NY 10022-4201
Since 1969, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts has been the
leading provider of pro bono legal services, educational
programs and publications, mediation services, and advocacy
to the arts community in New York. The first arts-related
legal aid organization, VLA is the model for similar
organizations around the world. For more information about
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, please see
Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, Esq.
phone: (212) 319-2787 Ext. 13

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