Alice is a light skinned multi-racial woman with brown, yellow and copper streaks in her curly hair. She smiles and gazes at the camera. A necklace of Autumn colored beads sits around her neck. Photo by Beverlie Lord Alice Sheppard is founder of Kinetic Light, an organization working in the disciplines of art, design, architecture, and social justice, that creates, performs, and teaches at the intersections of disability, dance, and race. Their work seeks to showcase freedom of movement as a pathway for others to understand how mobility is fundamental to participation in civic life and to our understanding of American national identity. Alice became a member of Fractured Atlas in July 2016 and is based in Los Altos, California and New York City.
Toni Morrison speaking at “A Tribute to Chinua Achebe — 50 Years Anniversary of ‘Things Fall Apart’”. The Town Hall, New York City, February 26th, 2008 It is almost impossible to explain the impact of a phenomenon like Toni Morrison. It is infinitely more impossible for me to explain, as a Black woman and artist, what it means to lose her less than a year after losing Ntozake Shange. I have more feelings than language and have asked my colleagues at Fractured Atlas to help me honor a great by sharing their reflections of her persona, words, and work.
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by Molaundo Jones, Social Media Specialist at Fractured Atlas Eva Steinmetz, co-creator of “The Boy Project” Eva Steinmetz is co-creator of “The Boy Project,” a theater piece in which Philadelphia boys ages 12–15 imagine their futures as men. Eva is based in Philadelphia and has been a member of Fractured Atlas since November 2017. “The Boy Project” currently has a fundraising campaign running on our crowdfunding site, Fundraising by Fractured Atlas.
Stewart Wilson, creator of Personaland, in a Motion Capture suit (for CGI) Stewart Wilson is creator of “Personaland,” an online global community that is dedicated to supporting artists of all media. “Personaland” is hosted by “the Personas,” a collection of over 31,000 individual digital sculptures designed by Stewart. He was inspired to create “Personaland” through a chance meeting at Artwell with game designer, Kwame Antwi. Using 21st century digital technologies, “the Personas” have come alive in their world and can interact with an international community.
Are you an artist or creative looking to execute a project? Has someone told you that you or your arts organization should be fiscally-sponsored? Are you curious about “physical sponsorship”? Does fiscal sponsorship make you a nonprofit? What even is fiscal sponsorship and why is it relevant for artists?
by Molaundo Jones, Social Media Specialist at Fractured Atlas A group photo of members of NACHMO Sharyn Korey and Anna Brown Massey are the founders of NACHMO (National Choreography Month), an annual choreography challenge that spurs choreographers, dancers, and movement enthusiasts across the US to create new dance work each January. NACHMO has been a fiscally-sponsored project of Fractured Atlas for 5 years. While their programming is primarily based out of New York, NACHMO has hubs in cities including Boston, Chicago, Kansas City, Lafayette, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Washington, DC. In 2019, NACHMO also went international, with their first NACHMO community outside of the USA in Australia.
by Molaundo Jones, Social Media Specialist at Fractured Atlas Nicole DeMaio and members of Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble Nicole DeMaio is the founder of Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble, a collaborative project dedicated to performing music by living or recently deceased composers throughout the Greater Boston Area for a variety of audiences. The ensemble accomplishes this through their Four Core Goals: Perform, Collaborate, Commission, and Educate. Over the past four years, the ensemble has worked with visual artists, dancers and choreographers to create new works. Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble has been a Fractured Atlas member since July 2017.
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.
by Molaundo Jones, Social Media Specialist at Fractured Atlas A. Laura Brody, founder of Opulent Mobility and one of her sculptures Opulent Mobility has been a Fractured Atlas fiscally-sponsored project since September 2017. Its mission is to re-imagine disability, mobility, and access as opulent, powerful, and personal. Based in Altadena, California, Opulent Mobility produces art, mounts group exhibits, and holds workshops that start conversations about new ways to approach disability and its devices. The project has been hosted in Ventura (2013), Northridge (2015), and Hollywood, California (2018). The next two exhibits will be in New Jersey (2019) and Culver City (2020).
by Molaundo Jones, Social Media Specialist at Fractured Atlas Elina Akselrud | Photo by Marc Serhan Elina Akselrud is founder of Intertwining Arts and creator of CROSSOVER ART PROJECTS- piano performance blended with other visual and performing art genres. Intertwining Arts has been a member of Fractured Atlas since 2016 and is based between New York and Lucerne, Switzerland.