Member Spotlight: Brendan McGeehan, David Rose, & Jim Hamilton
by Molaundo Jones, Social Media Specialist at Fractured Atlas
Brendan McGeehan, David Rose, and Jim Hamilton are the creators of the project “Singing Nina: a cultural festival and conference,” a new fiscally-sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. “Singing Nina” is a one day, multi-location event held in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Presented by Germantown Arts, the mission is to celebrate the life and music of the cultural icon, Nina Simone.
How has Fractured Atlas benefitted your artistic practice?
Fractured Atlas focuses and legitimizes our artistic endeavor with this event.
How has Fractured Atlas benefitted your income generation?
Being a fiscally-sponsored project of Fractured Atlas opens up possibilities for corporate sponsorship by offering tax deductible donations as an option and allows us to apply for grants.
What specific Fractured Atlas services/programs have you used?
Artful.ly is a great interface that we are using to sell tickets to our event.
Why do you think artists and organizations should become members of Fractured Atlas?
Trying to become our own 501c3 was overwhelming and seemed daunting. It was so easy to apply for fiscal sponsorship through Fractured Atlas.
What has been one of your biggest challenges as an artist or for your arts project and how did you push through it?
Funding continues to be a challenge and we are in the process of fundraising for our event.
Do you have any upcoming events that people should know about?
Our “Singing Nina” cultural festival and conference is being held on Sunday, May 19th.
What is your biggest accomplishment as a result of being a Fractured Atlas member?
Our biggest accomplishment has been having the ability to apply for grants for the first time!
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.