Grants! Grants! Grants! Everyone loves the idea of receiving a nice juicy grant award to subsidize their project’s expenses. Who doesn’t?! Grants can give you access to way more funding than you might be able to raise through individual donations or a crowdfunding campaign. They can even sometimes give you access to institutional support or advice in addition to funding.
If you’re reading this article, you’re probably one of the millions of artists who are trying to put together the pieces of not just your craft, but your life. The COVID-19 outbreak has forced us all to rethink our daily living routines and cope with the reality of deferred goals for the year. The arts community has been faced with the double challenge of re-focusing their efforts in how they share their work with their audience, in addition to likely losing other sources of income (especially for artists working in the service industry). For many, this means losing your venue, canceled rehearsals, interrupted travel arrangements, or little-to-no audience turnout.
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You’ve just signed up for membership to Fractured Atlas and now have questions. Maybe you’re a fiscally-sponsored project who needs our credentials to receive a nonprofit rate discount on a venue ASAP. You quickly submit your request to our support email address and wait for a reply. The rest of the day goes by: you’re wondering if your message was received and if a solution will be provided in enough time. Alas, on the next business day, you receive an email from a Fractured Atlas Program Associate. If you’re wondering what happens from the time you hit ‘send’ and our first response, here’s a quick breakdown of your email’s journey!
by Lauren Lattimore, Program Associate at Fractured Atlas The Syndicate is a fiscally-sponsored project who has been successful at using our program to advance their mission. We talked to Megan Paradis Hanley of The Syndicate for our monthly “Meet the Project” interview series. They shared some project developments and how their work has impacted the communities that they serve.
Tax season is fast approaching! It’s been a year since the new tax law was passed. We’ve received numerous questions from our projects about its impact and now we have the scoop. In this article, you will get a basic overview of the New Tax Law’s adjustment to the Pass-through Deduction and great tips as you prepare to file your 1099. Fractured Atlas recently had the pleasure of speaking with Rus Garofalo, President of Brass Taxes, about what to expect this filing season with the new tax law.
By Lauren Lattimore, Program Associate at Fractured Atlas Photographer and writer Katie Salisbury at the first installation of her exhibition “Thank You, Enjoy” in NYC What is Thank You, Enjoy? Thank You, Enjoy is a photojournalism project and exhibition that tells the stories of immigrants who work in the Chinese restaurant industry in New York through pictures and detailed bilingual captions. It challenges people to consider the working conditions and personal sacrifices of Chinese immigrants, as well as what it means to be American.
Each month we feature one of our fiscally sponsored projects who have been successful at using our program to advance their art/cause/career. This month’s featured project is Broad’s Word Ensemble.