Tango Octogenario and NYFA and NYSCA
Organizations like the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) award money to individual artists, artist's projects, and art organizations. Often, they require the grant-seeker have fiscal sponsorship. The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) deemed Tango Octogenario a project worthy of fiscal sponsorship. Application materials were gathered and the packet was sent to NYSCA's Individual Artists Program, "which administers awards for project support for the creation of new works in the areas of media production (video and audio), film production, composers' and theatre commissions, and visual artist projects." NYSCA viewed the Tango Octogenario application materials and they deemed the project worthy of financial support.
Tango Octogenario would not have happened were it not for the support (financial and otherwise) of these two wonderful, prestigious arts organizations. The filmmakers are eternally grateful.