Independent Arts & Media is a San Francisco-based nonprofit fiscal sponsor organization.

IAM’s mission is to support independent, non-commercial arts and media projects and producers for the purpose of cultivating community, civic participation, cultural engagement, and free expression. IAM currently provides fiscal sponsorship for 45 affiliates dedicated to non-commercial work in media and the arts, including publishing, theater, dance, music, visual art, film and video, journalism, history, and public-events production. Our ultimate vision is to strengthen a culture of democracy by cultivating arts and media projects that engage neighbors in civic life.


2014-2016 Strategic Planning

The IAM Board of Directors recently completed a strategic planning process detailing three years of goals and strategies to support IAM’s growth and leadership in the arts and media field.

View the final version of IAM’s 2014-2016 Strategic Plan (PDF), approved by the Board on August 1, 2014.


Wavelength Media / Arts

IAM is also proud to be a founding member of the Wavelength Media / Arts joint venture with nonprofit Media AllianceWavelength Media / Arts is designed to leverage complementary strengths and advance our shared vision of informed and empowered participation in civic life.

WavelengthFINAL-smallPhase One was initiated in 2013 with the goal of designing and building a suite of services for independent, non-commercial projects and producers using fiscal sponsorship, professional development, media- and arts-policy advocacy, and community engagement as our delivery platforms. Phase Two will seek to expand these services to the broader media and arts community.


Contact Independent Arts & Media:

P.O. Box 420442, San Francisco, CA 94142

(415) 738-4975

admin [at]

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