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Tips and Tools | Artists and Members

By Fractured Atlas
November 8th, 2019

  When you set out as an artist to answer the question, "How do I make art?" there is a whole host of funding and labor considerations you may not initially consider. Supplies funding, as well as management of the business aspects of an artist's work, can prove cumbersome and overwhelming. They can also seem far removed from your true mission of creating your actual art. But there are many options out there to provide artist help and support you on your path.

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Fiscal Sponsorship | Grants | Arts | Artists and Members

By Molaundo Jones
November 4th, 2019

Dread Scott is a community-engaged artist and his fiscally-sponsored project, Slave Rebellion Reenactment, was a winner of the 2016 MAP Fund Award. Taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 8-9, 2019, the Slave Rebellion Reenactment is a community-engaged artistic performance and film production.

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Fiscal Sponsorship | Grants

By Aisha Jordan
October 29th, 2019

    The California Arts Council is accepting applications for their Arts & Public Media Opportunity. Description Arts and Public Media supports multiplatform media projects by nonprofit media organizations that build public awareness and support for the arts. Supported projects engage Californians with authentic local stories and experiences centered on the value of arts, culture, and creative expression within California.

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Dance | Artists and Members

By Molaundo Jones
October 21st, 2019

Kelly Ashton Todd is a director, choreographer, and environmental activist based in Brooklyn, New York. She has been a member of Fractured Atlas for almost two years and her fiscally-sponsored project, Under Review, is an environmental dance film series that has been shot at various American National Parks and Monuments. By drawing attention to public lands that are threatened to be opened for industrial development, the series aims to promote the protection of America’s disappearing wilderness. 

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Fiscal Sponsorship | Tips and Tools

By Nathan Hewitt
October 18th, 2019

Fiscal sponsorship is something that a lot of folks don’t know about or realize can be an option for funding their work. At its core, fiscal sponsorship is a relationship with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that enables individuals, collectives, and other groups to enjoy some of the benefits of the sponsoring organization’s nonprofit tax status.

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How We Work | People Operations | Time Management

By Jillian Wright
October 17th, 2019

How can a small People team administer payroll, benefits, and HR compliance when team members are scattered across 11 U.S. states and 6 countries? This was a key question we wrestled with before it was even possible for us to consider becoming an entirely virtual organization. Fortunately, we found an answer to that question in a service that’s been on the market since the 1980s.

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How We Work | Leadership | Change Management | People Operations | Human Resources | Shared Leadership | Staffing And Recruiting | Teamwork

By Tim Cynova
October 9th, 2019

Challenge How does a Board of Directors (re)craft its annual assessment of the CEO when that role is filled by a four-person, shared, non-hierarchical leadership team? This was precisely the challenge the Fractured Atlas Board faced in early 2019. Below, in detail, we describe the process we crafted to answer this question.

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How We Work | People Operations | Workplace

By Jillian Wright
October 4th, 2019

[Heads up: While I am a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR), I’m not an employment attorney. If you have questions about whether and how these laws below apply to you and your organization you should connect with legal counsel.] In 2018, in the wake of the #MeToo movement, state and local governments took action and enacted a number of laws to address sexual harassment in the workplace. Places like California, Connecticut, Delaware, and Maine introduced new and updated provisions and laws to increase employee protections. You might remember hearing about these laws when they were first proposed and signed. This is a reminder that specific, mandatory employer provisions are now going into effect, with one deadline in New York State on October 9, 2019.

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Arts Business | Women | Artists and Members

By Molaundo Jones
October 3rd, 2019

Rha Goddess is an entrepreneurial coach and serves as founder of Move the Crowd, a company committed to the professional development of artists and the transformation of “the culture of capitalism.” She has been a member of Fractured Atlas since 2011 and is based between New Jersey and Los Angeles.

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How We Work | Human Resources | Workplace

By Tim Cynova
October 2nd, 2019

Virtual Realities and a Fully Distributed Workplace Fractured Atlas “Fun” Fact Of the eight staff members currently at the Senior Director and C-level tiers, none live and work in the same state (Colorado, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Vermont). And more than half of our Fractured Atlas team now live in 11 U.S. states and 6 countries, with fewer than half spending any time in our sole physical office on 35th Street in New York City. Long exposure image I captured after a productive day of writing in this former one-room school house.