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Fiscal Sponsorship

One of the important ways Creative Portland serves the creative community is as the fiscal sponsor for creative
initiatives who require a 501(c)(3) organization to accept donations and apply for grants. 
As a fiscal sponsor, Creative Portland receives funds on behalf of their sponsee and then disburses those funds to the sponsee in a timely manner, less a small service fee to cover administration expenses. This fee is typically 5% but may be higher on a case-by-case basis if the amount of time and resources needed to manage the relationship is more than initially expected. The sponsee must also agree to discuss in advance with Creative Portland the pursuit of any government funds or previously targeted sponsors/foundations that might be a possible conflict with one of Creative Portland's current grant applications or fundraising initiatives. 
Questions? Email Program Assistant Emily Southard at emily@creativeportland.com.
  • Fork Food Lab: A membership organization and community kitchen collective. Creative Portland partnered with Fork Food Lab on the first Portland Food Launch and Festival at Thompson’s Point Brick South Building, an exciting new events, trade show, concert venue and conference space facility.
  • Maine Startup and Create Week (MSCW): A week long event highlighting the entrepreneurial spirit and growth in Portland and beyond. 
  • Maine Youth Rock Orchestra (MYRO): An ensemble of classically trained young musicians performing modern arrangements on tour and as accompaniment for national acts. They have since become an official 501(c)(3).
  • Your Art Partner’s Temp to Perm Public Arts Conference, a one day public art conference and workshop forum.
  • Rocco Trio: A three-movement piano trio composition by Rocco Havelaar, a Portland composer of contemporary classical music. The piece will most likely premier in summer 2018 or 2019.
  • Portland Mural Initiative: A project aiming to bring contemporary art into the public spaces of Portland and its surrounding areas. They work with emerging and established artists that have a strong connection to Maine to create innovative murals and architectural interventions. 
  • Black Artists Forum: A coalition dedicated to maintaining the growth of individual creators and the community of black artists in Maine by creating visibility for artistic diversity while making cultural resources and opportunities accessible to the creative community.




*please note the fiscal sponsee for which this donation is intended