Artist Resources, Grants for Artists, Creative Projects, Making Money for Artists

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Artist spotlights, resources, tips, tricks, and tools to ignite your artistic and creative progress.

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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. 

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Big Ideas | How We Work

By Nina Berman
March 8th, 2022

When we interviewed fiscally sponsored project PeepMe about the cooperative platform they are creating for and by sex workers, they mentioned that they had in their operating guidelines an “Exit to Community.” We had never heard of the concept before but after they explained it to us, we’ve been mulling the idea over in our minds. Inspired by PeepMe, we’re sharing an introduction to Exit to Community, or E2C, in the hopes that it can help others think more broadly about how businesses, collaborative projects, and other ventures can be organized more equitably. 

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Big Ideas | How We Work

By Nina Berman
January 24th, 2022

The life of a freelancer is a precarious one. There are periods of feast and famine, confusing taxes, and the chasing down of vendors to pay on time (or at all). There is the constant hunt for gigs, which could cancel at a moment’s notice. This is to say nothing about how freelancers in the U.S. pay for healthcare or save for retirement. 

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Big Ideas | How We Work

By Nina Berman
January 18th, 2022

For an entire category of workers (but certainly not the whole workforce) the expectation of a 40-hour, 9-5 Monday through Friday workweek seems like an inevitability; an expectation so deeply ingrained that it’s hard to remember it wasn’t always this way. And it’s even harder to remember that it might not have to be this way in the future. 

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Fiscal Sponsorship | Big Ideas | How We Work | Fundraising

By Nina Berman
January 11th, 2022

Since I came to Fractured Atlas almost two years ago, I’ve been sharing information about how artists and creatives can run successful fundraisers. I’ve written articles about picking perks and shooting videos for crowdfunding campaigns, the importance of donation tiers, and running raffles.