Copland House as Fiscal Sponsor

We were elated to have worked with Copland House as our Fiscal Sponsor for several projects, which made everything so much easier!Molly Morkoski, MEME Ensemble

Copland House was a perfect match when I was looking for a Fiscal Sponsor for Portals, my full-length, multimedia production that included the commission of a large new violin piece by Philip Glass. It was great to have had Copland House along on this wonderful journey.Tim Fain, Portals

Furthering its mission to champion our nation's rich, diverse musical legacy, Copland House serves as a not-for-profit Fiscal Sponsor for a select number of composers and performers working on projects involving the creation, performance, or preservation of American music. Our Fiscal Sponsorships are intended to help artists realize their goals.

Since most funding is awarded to non-profit organizations, rather than individuals, a Fiscal Sponsor can be an important vehicle to encourage and stimulate donations for specified projects. As a Fiscal Sponsor, Copland House:

offers composers and performers the opportunity to apply to funders that limit their support to 501(c)3, tax-exempt organizations;

accepts contributions restricted for the selected project;

provides financial oversight to ensure that contributed monies are used properly and as intended; and

furnishes administrative and clerical support in processing, acknowledging, and reporting on donated funds.

Copland House’s Board of Trustees affirms projects accepted for sponsorship. Each Copland House Fiscal Sponsorship is governed by a formal, written agreement enumerating all respective responsibilities, and the terms of this financial and legal relationship. Copland House assesses a modest administrative fee on all funds received for sponsored projects.

We welcome email or telephone inquiries about the suitability of projects for Fiscal Sponsorship. Initial inquiries should briefly address the following questions about:

  1. The exact nature of the proposed project and its planned activities.
  2. The goals of the planned project.
  3. The participating artists.
  4. The prospective timetable for the project.
  5. The estimated project budget.
  6. The sources from which funds are expected to be raised.
  7. Provide examples of other successfully-executed projects.

Should Copland House wish to consider sponsoring a project, we may ask for additional detailed information and work samples. We are eager to hear about project plans, and explore ways we may be able to assist in realizing them.

Featured Sponsored Projects

Many Masterpieces Collaborative Artists

Aaron Grad, Many Masterpieces

An ongoing collaborative artistic project to realize original compositions built on concepts and material from past major compositions from the classical canon. Starting with "One Mother," an ode to Mother Earth and a plea for climate justice that weaves material from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Stabat Mater into dynamic new songs composed and performed by Taína Asili and arranged for chamber orchestra by Aaron Grad.

Give Generously

All Copland House programs depend on the annual tax-deductible contributions of individual, institutional, and corporate supporters around the country and the world. Become one of our Friends of Copland House. Donations at all levels are welcome, and we hope you will give as generously as you can.

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NPR Tiny Desk (at Home) Concert

All-Copland instrumental program, direct from his beloved studio, with MCH artists performing selections from the Duo for Flute and Piano, Sonata for Violin and Piano, and Three Moods for Piano.

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