Dianne Debicella

Senior Director of Application Development & Operations

Dianne Debicella is Community Partners’ Senior Director of Application Development and Operations and oversees the development of new systems and operations. She supports a portfolio of fiscally sponsored projects and manages re-granting programs for government clients. Prior to joining Community Partners, Dianne spent 10 years as the Senior Program Director of Fiscal Sponsorship at Fractured Atlas. In that role, she helped over 10,000 sponsored artists and emerging organizations, representing all artistic disciplines, find funding and other resources to support their work. She led the program to become one of the largest, most renowned art fiscal sponsorship programs in the country and oversaw the fundraising and distribution of over $100 million. Dianne is an adjunct professor at Claremont Graduate University where she teaches financial management for arts nonprofits. Dianne is a co-founder of Brooklyn Community Supported Art + Design (CSA+D) and she serves on the steering committee of the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors. She received her B.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art and her M.P.A. from Pratt Institute's Arts and Cultural Management program. Dianne previously worked as a Project Coordinator for a restoration painting studio and as a Manager of Site Development for Planet Aid.