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Big Ideas | Tips and Tools | Arts | Creativity

By Vicky Blume
December 19th, 2022

Fellow perfectionists, I invite you to imagine the following scenario: you just printed a huge, adhesive sticker. It’s the height of a fully grown hobbit, and feels like a perfect, two-dimensional newborn (“they have your eyes!”). Now, imagine slowly unpeeling it, heart pounding, painfully aware that you have one chance to get it right. To your horror, the sticker begins clinging desperately to every surface it can find, including your skin, your clothes, and itself. 

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Big Ideas | Tips and Tools | Learning | Purpose | Arts | Creativity | Resilience | Resistance

By Vicky Blume
December 5th, 2022

I’ll never forget the first time I took myself on an artist date. Okay, to be honest, I forget most of the details. But I’ll never forget how it felt. The clarity! The creative freedom! The subversive undertones. It was my first taste of anti-productivity.

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Big Ideas | How We Work

By Sophia Park
November 8th, 2022

In our new series of interviews “Seeding Collaborations” we discuss the rumblings of the art world and explore the possibilities blossoming from current movements. We interviewed Laura Zabel, Executive Director of Springboard for the Arts (Springboard), an artist-run organization based in Minnesota. They have offices in St. Paul and Fergus Falls, both of which are on Anishinaabe and Dakota land. 

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Big Ideas | How We Work

By Sophia Park
October 25th, 2022

Our new series of longer interviews “Seeding Collaborations” discusses some of the changes that the art world is undergoing and how we can move forward in a more just path. To kick it off, we interviewed Hope Mohr and Daniel Park from Guilded, a cooperative of freelance artists incubated by the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC).

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Big Ideas | Tips and Tools | Social Media | Workplace

By Vicky Blume
September 26th, 2022

Being transparent with your followers, friends, and family is scary. I’ll go first:

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Big Ideas

By Sophia Park
August 30th, 2022

There are tectonic shifts taking place in workplaces, indicated by movements like the Great Resignation and the continued unionization efforts across the art world. Even before the pandemic, career growth and how our careers impact livelihoods have been on many people’s minds. Typically, the further on you get into your career, the more complicated the next steps become. As you grow, it’s more likely that you’ll end up in managerial roles, leading teams, and having others report directly to you.

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Big Ideas | How We Work

By Sophia Park
August 8th, 2022

Fractured Atlas has undergone some big changes in the past few years, including entering into a period of interim leadership led by Theresa Hubbard, who is also our new Chief Operating Officer.

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Big Ideas | Fundraising

By Sophia Park
July 19th, 2022

Funding your project takes a multitude of methods, one of which is applying for grants. Artists apply for grant funding constantly, and it takes great effort to get through the application process. Narratives need to be well-written and concise, budgets must tell a comprehensive financial story of your project, and you’re probably applying for more than one grant application at a time. Given the challenges, it can be tough when you don’t see the results – whether it’s because you haven’t been successful yet or you had one big win but haven’t been able to replicate it. It’s really tough and honestly, it’s probably not your fault.

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Big Ideas | Tips and Tools | Artists and Members

By Sarah Ragsdale
June 7th, 2022

For years, as an indie music artist I have researched and practiced building my own brand. Workshops, books, influencers in the world of indie music, and even academic courses teach the components of branding in terms of look, sound, story, message, etc. As it's known, even though it can sometimes be grouped into unappealing thoughts associated with “marketing”, “branding” is a necessary and powerful component to be able to share our art with the world. 

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Big Ideas | Artists and Members

By Sophia Park
March 9th, 2022

As the art world considers the different ways that artists can be supported now and into the future, it can also be helpful to look to the past for successful models.