OmniARTS offers Fiscal Sponsorship for qualifying artists and art collectives. Fiscal Sponsorships provide fiduciary oversight, financial management, and other administrative services to help build the capacity for charitable projects creating interdisciplinary art. OmniARTS Sponsees are provided a means of attracting donors, even when the artist or collective is not yet recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). In essence, the Fiscal Sponsor, OmniARTS Foundation Inc., serves as the administrative "home" of the project. Charitable contributions are given to the Fiscal Sponsor, which then grants the means to maximize funding capability for the project or event. Fiscal sponsorship includes individual donations, grant applications, and an opportunity to access OmniARTS’ community and resources.
Willie Alexander III is a multidisciplinary artist who has had a career as a musician both onstage and behind. At the age of 19, Mr. Alexander worked full-time with the San Francisco Symphony, having the opportunity to play and sing with such great artists as Michael Tilson Thomas, Herbert Bloomstedt, Charles Dutoit, Renée Fleming, Placido Domingo, Gladys Knight, Janelee Monae, Yuja Wang, and more. Moving into the world of composition, Mr. Alexander has been able to write and collaborate with such artists as Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Vanessa Beecroft, and Kim Kardashian. He recently made his solo debut at Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem, New York, playing to an entirely sold-out show. The success of Mr. Alexander’s event resulted in a six-week residency at Minton’s, made possible by sponsorship from OmniARTS. The residency entitled Young, Gifted, and Black showcased and created a stage for young black musicians and artists to bring forth their many skills to a mainstream audience. Artwork by Vanessa Beecroft, Devin Morris, Jon Key, and Warith Taha were created with inspiration from Willie and his initiative.
Donate to Support Willie Alexander’s work. All donations are tax-deductible.
Victoria Bond / Mal.Ped Dance Collective
The MAL.PED Dance Collective is a dance company that takes inspiration from all its collective members to create a cohesive and well-rounded work. The company aims to utilize dance and dance theater as an art form to cathartically heal the performers and audience members from their past experiences. The OmniARTS sponsored event, “Unseen Cycles”, kick-started the presence of dance and a dance community in Asbury Park. The Event took place at the House of Independence in Asbury Park, NJ. Five dancers performed to original music using a blend of interdisciplinary skills.
Donate to Support Victoria Bond / Malped Dance Collective’s work. All donations are tax-deductible.
OmniARTS accepts proposals for sponsorship on a rolling basis. All projects must have at least one primary person of contact (POC) who is responsible for managing the sponsorship with support and fiduciary oversight from OmniARTS.
If you are an artist or artist collective with an interdisciplinary project and/or practice seeking a means of collecting tax-deductible funds with a fundraising goal of $5,000 or more, we encourage you to submit a proposal below. Your POC must be a U.S Citizen. OmniARTS is committed to equity and inclusion. All proposals will be considered without discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sex, religion, age, ability, marital status, or political affiliation.
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"Memory Prosthetic (or, How I Remember all those Notes)" is a collection of thirty-two artworks that comprise a creative alternative to the musical notation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Nathaniel LaNasa initially created these ink drawings to aid in memorizing the variations, and their exhibition will be accompanied by a live performance on May 7, 2023 in Manhattan’s Blue Building. Nate is an artist, actor, and pianist whose work lives at the intersection of art forms. He has performed at Carnegie, Alice Tully, and Wigmore Halls; in front of his favorite artworks at the Musée d’Orsay and MoMA; at Lincoln Center Theater; and at Burning Man. This is Nate’s first project translating a musical work into images. Memory Prosthetic is executed using calligraphy pens inherited from his paternal grandfather, a sign maker and graphic artist. “Using a family heirloom to draw is surreal,” Nate says. “I never knew my dad’s dad, I never touched his hands—and yet, we share these tools. I almost feel like I know him now—some part of him at least. Whenever people ask me how I ‘remember all those notes,’ I want to ask them how they remember the faces of people they love. Memory is a mysterious, beautiful thing. I don’t know if you can ‘remember’ someone you haven’t met, but this feels close.”
Donate to Nathaniel LaNasa and "Memory Prosthetic (or, How I Remember all those Notes)" All donations are tax-deductible.