Member Spotlight: Agatha Wright of Fluxus Haus
by Molaundo Jones, Social Media Specialist at Fractured Atlas
Agatha Wright has been a member of Fractured Atlas since 2017. She is the Founder of Fluxus Haus, a Miami-based production company centering on counter-culture initiatives and arts programming in dance, theater, music, painting, and design. Fluxus Haus’ project “Diaphanous” is an abstract cabaret about the intrusive nature of technology in the 21st century. Using the notion of Bertold Brecht’s Epic Theater, the lines between reality and fiction are blurred while the spectator is made to question how our virtual lives intersect and influence our personal lives.
How has Fractured Atlas benefitted your revenue/income generation?
Fractured Atlas provides artists with the umbrella to apply for larger operational and production grants. This in turn allows the artist to develop work encompassing the support of major arts partners and governmental organizations that elevate the quality of the production. This is crucial to elevating the art form and expanding in my practice.
Fractured Atlas has assisted in providing my organization the appropriate templates, resources, and information regarding grants and programs for choreographers and curators. This has propelled the professional development of my organization and expanded my opportunities to apply for funding.
What specific Fractured Atlas services/programs have you used?
I have used template forms, grant resources, and one-on-one counseling with Fractured Atlas customer service representatives.
Why do you think artists and organizations should become members of Fractured Atlas?
Fractured Atlas is the leading organization providing Fiscal Sponsorship in the United States. This allows artists, dance companies and new organizations to continue to pursue their artistic endeavors and develop work despite not having 501(c)(3) status.
What has been one of your biggest challenge as an artist or for your arts project and how did you push through it?
Financing each work is always the most challenging endeavor. There are many talented artists in Miami but funding is limited. I have managed to continue to produce through the gracious efforts of in-kind support from organizations, artistic partnerships, and the dedication of my dancers- who have supported me from the beginning of my career and continue to do so today. I am forever grateful for their dedication and for believing in my talent and ideas.
Do you have any upcoming events that people should know about?
Our next performance will be on March 28th at the Frank Gallery-Pembroke Civic Center. It is a performance celebrating Women’s History Month. I will be presenting a new work titled FEMINA-VER. A piece that celebrates the successes women and men have accomplished together in the fight for equal rights.
What is your biggest accomplishment as a result of being a Fractured Atlas member?
I have currently moved to the final round of the Choreographer’s Grant application through the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs funding program. Through the mentorship and direction of the Fractured Atlas umbrella I am well on my way to obtaining greater funding for my projects. I would not have been able to do so without the resources provided by Fractured Atlas!
You can learn more and follow Fluxus Haus and Agatha at www.fluxushaus.org; on Instagram at @Ladyflux; and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/agatha-wright-aa4015127.
About Molaundo Jones
Molaundo Jones is a visual artist, entrepreneur, and arts adminstrator. As Social Media Specialist, he creates strategies and content for social media marketing and works with our members to develop a comprehensive calendar of events. Molaundo is a New York native, earned his MFA in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts, and BA in Marketing at Morehouse College. He is founder of The Clever Agency, a communications consultancy and develops professional development programs for Queens Council on the Arts. He has also worked with the New York Foundation on the Arts' Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program and Artist as Entrepreneur Bootcamp and has served as a grant panelist for Bryant Park Corporation, Brooklyn Arts Council, and the Museum of Art and Design.