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By Courtney Duffy on October 14th, 2016

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Fractured Atlas Celebrates National Arts & Humanities Month

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by Courtney Duffy, Robert W. Deutsch Arts & Technology Policy Fellow at Fractured Atlas

Courtney Duffy, our Robert W. Deutsch Arts & Technology Policy Fellow, shares the lowdown on the annual October celebration of the arts and humanities. You can find her on Twitter @cduffy90.

October is in full swing, and here at Fractured Atlas we’re busy celebrating National Arts & Humanities Month. The annual event, which was launched three decades ago by our friends at Americans for the Arts, is a recognition of our nation’s rich culture, and its important role in the fabric of our history.

Last month, President Obama made things official by proclaiming October 2016 as National Arts & Humanities Month. “The arts embody who we are as a people and have long helped drive the success of our country,” he declared. “They provoke thought and encourage our citizenry to reach new heights in creativity and innovation; they lift up our identities, connecting what is most profound within us to our collective human experiences.”

The month-long event encourages an emphasis on promoting the arts at the local, state, and national levels. It also encourages governments and businesses to double down in support of arts participation.

A Creative Corner at Fractured AtlasA Creative Corner at Fractured Atlas

Wondering how you can observe National Arts & Humanities Month in your own community? Fractured Atlas has incorporated an abbreviated Creative Sprint into our annual OkTECHberfest Week. During OkTECHberfest, off-site Fractured Atlas employees (like me!) work from our New York City headquarters to engage in company-wide exercises to encourage collaboration. Each day this week, our employees have been given a different #CreativeSprint prompt to get our artistic juices flowing.

How are you celebrating National Arts & Humanities Month? Drop us a line at @fracturedatlas & @cduffy90.