Motion Media Arts Center offers individual artists, organizations, or otherwise unincorporated groups the opportunity to be fiscally sponsored under the MMAC umbrella. We are dedicated to our mission of supporting every aspect of production from idea to distribution, and to empower, educate, and help emerging artists develop as active participants in shaping our creative culture.

What are the benefits of fiscal sponsorship?

By fiscally sponsoring artists, organizations, and otherwise unincorporated group, MMAC is bringing them under the umbrella of our 501c3 status, giving them access to resources and benefits only open to nonprofit organizations. Sponsored artists & organizations are then able to give donors the incentive of a charitable deduction through a secure established nonprofit organization, access to apply for foundation and government grant funding, and in-kind donations & sponsorship with a tax-deductible incentive.

WHO SHOULD APPLY? (one or more of the following)

  • Individuals (i.e filmmakers, artists, creatives of spanning artistic mediums)

  • Art, film, or creative organizations who are not-for-profit and/or awaiting approval for 501(C)3 Tax Exempt Status.

  • Creative one-time projects or productions (i.e festival, play, or exhibit).

  • Art groups or collectives

  • Educators/Teaching Artists within art, film, and creative sectors

  • Educational programs within art, film, and creative sectors

  • Outreach programs within art, film, and creative sectors

WHat are the perks?

  • All fiscally sponsored projects are automatically enrolled in our membership program at LEVEL 1 ($300/yr value).
    * This includes: 4hr production reserves per month, access to our coworking makerspace loaded with: fiber internet, business class printers, unique working areas, iMac computer lab with digital tools, creative software, production studios, conference rooms & more. VIEW FULL AMENITIES

  • All fiscally sponsored projects receive discounted rates on any facility rentals of Motion Media Arts Center i.e., host an event in our 20,000 sq. ft. multi-media arts space at a low cost. VIEW OUR CREATIVE SPACE

  • The ability to accept donations and market your project through our sponsored projects portal.
    All online donors automatically receive a donation confirmation letter with our EIN, organization name, and sponsored project details. Our portal can customize your thank you message for authenticity. VIEW SPONSORED PROJECTS

  • Apply for government and foundation grants such as City of Austin Cultural Arts Division supported by the expertise of MMAC team Directors for free consulting and guidance when applying for grant funding.

  • Professional accounting through MMAC admins including digital + hard records of all relevant documentation.

  • Applications are taken on a rolling basis. Turn-over for application process is up to 14 business days.

  • It’s free to apply and become a sponsored project!


Application Requirements

  1. Must be 18 years or older

  2. Must be a Texas resident

  3. Project must fall into: film, art, or creative sectors