Get sponsored!

Are you looking to partner with a nonprofit Fiscal Sponsor that you trust to support your artistic vision and efforts for a current documentary project?

 

Apply to be an UNDO Sponsored Production!

 

Through this initiative, we offer individual artists our non-profit tax-exempt status, administrative services, extensive fundraising and grant writing experience, along with seasoned knowledge of the field to provide easy to follow guidance and support. We champion projects at any stage of production that align with our mission to expand the field of documentary art.

How UNDO Supports

We make space for you to focus on your creative work and offer our expertise to handle the rest. We have fine tuned administrative and financial systems in place to assure that nothing falls through the cracks and to easily walk you through this process if it’s your first time, or you hand off these tasks and preserve your focus. Our small size allows us to attend to your needs personally, and be nimble and flexible as your project develops.

What We Provide

  • The ability for individual artists to seek and receive grants or tax-deductible donations

  • Financial management for accepted funds including paying vendors, handling deposits and withdrawals for your granted funds

  • Hosting, creating and managing individual crowdfunding campaigns

  • Sending donors their proof of tax exempt donations along with thank you letters

  • Notifying project directors of current funding opportunities

  • Submitting grant applications

  • Consultations throughout every stage of production

  • Trusted relationships with experts in the field with pre-negotiated fees with vetted accountants, lawyers, and other industry consultants

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UNDO Sponsored Projects

The projects we’ve supported have received funding from some of the most exciting and competitive funders in the field including Sundance Institute, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Tribeca Film Institute, Catapult Film Fund, Cinereach, The Fledgling Fund, The LEF Foundation, and Open Society Foundation. Our applications to New York State Council of the Arts Independent Artists grants are regularly awarded. We have been delighted to celebrate screenings, awards, and streaming contracts for supported projects at Berlinale, Sundance, IDFA, Rotterdam, Art of the Real, Tribeca Film Festival, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and more.

Learn more about the projects we support…

UNDO Who?

UnionDocs is a Center for Documentary Art in Brooklyn NY where storytelling, visual experimentation, journalism, politics and poetry intersect.

 

We lead a diverse community on a search for urgent expressions of the human experience, spotlighting marginalized narratives and underrepresented visions. We believe that documentary art, when paired with thoughtful context and open debate, is an invaluable tool for understanding the complexities of contemporary life and creating a more compassionate, engaged, and just society. Learn more about WHAT WE DO.

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FAQs + Eligibility

Fiscal Sponsorship fees vary but is generally 6%

The Project Director must be 18 years of age or older. 

The project must align with UnionDocs’ mission to support documentary art and must not be construed as propaganda. We will not accept projects whose main goal is to support the participation in, or intervention in any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.

We find it’s best for organizational purposes to stick with one. That’s why we require exclusive (unless Project requires non-exclusivity due to governmental funding) fiscal sponsorship services in connection with the Project

The project may be in any stage of development, production and or post production or distribution

Of course we do not take any ownership over your work – we are just here to support you with the process!

Our crowdfunding page lets you launch a campaign where people can make tax-deductible donations to your project. It’s cheaper than kickstarter and we can customize it to adjust the goals, change the language at any time, make updates, etc. We can also accept donations via check that can manually be added to the total amount on the campaign page.

The applicant does not need to be a US citizen or US resident to be eligible to apply, however, please also be aware that funds released to Non-US Persons may be subject to mandatory withholding by the US Government.