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Updates and Announcements | Arts | Cultureflash

By Fractured Atlas
August 10th, 2016

Every week, we find the most interesting and important stories at the intersection of the Arts, technology, and business and share them with you. (If you’d like to get these in your e-mail inbox you can subscribe to here). Check back every week for insightful and eye-opening stories that peaked our interest, and hopefully yours too. OPINION: How to Build a Better Board. The first thing we have to do is recognize and embrace the basic fact that leadership for nonprofit arts organizations must come from the board, not the staff.” Pokémon Go Is a Massive Art Happening and You’re All Invited. The app’s number of daily users is set to surpass Twitter’s, somewhere around 140 million people, and they’re spending at least 43 minutes a day in-app. It’s a cultural phenomenon to say the least, and it’s also an art happening. Lawmakers Restore $7.7M in Funding for Massachusetts Cultural Council. This funding allows the Massachusetts Cultural Council to continue their crucial programming including […] support for Springfield’s new cultural district, and arts and music programming for thousands of school-aged kids’. Canada Pursues New Approach to Arts Funding. In Canada, by contrast, the arts are elemental to what the prime minister has called the emergence of Canada as the ‘first post-national state. What Instagram Reveals About Inequality in New York City. Their analysis shows that more than half of all visitors’ photos are concentrated in 24 tracts, which cover just 12 percent of Manhattan’s total area. Pressure Mounts for US Museums to Increase Diversity at the Top. Two recent studies paint a stark picture of the lack of ethnic and racial diversity among top museum staff in the US. While people of colour represent 38% of the country’s population, they make up only 9% of museum boards and 16% of the administrators, curators, conservators and educators who make decisions about what is exhibited and preserved as culturally important. Former Met Tech Maestro Named Chief Digital Officer of New York City. Sreenivasan, who was responsible for the creation of a Met smartphone application and a redesigned website, will now head the Office of Digital Strategy, which is in charge of engaging the public and representing city government through technology.

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Updates and Announcements | Advocacy | Arts | Cultureflash

By Fractured Atlas
July 13th, 2016

Every week, we find the most interesting and important stories at the intersection of the Arts, technology, and business and share them with you. (If you’d like to get these in your e-mail inbox you can subscribe to here). Check back every week for insightful and eye-opening stories that peaked our interest, and hopefully yours too. Ideo: Is Jazz School The Next Great Innovation Incubator? We call our approach design thinking. Berklee doesn’t have a name for their mind-set yet (“jazz thinking” or “music thinking” come to mind), but the similarities between the two have led us to believe there are fundamental entrepreneurial traits in the professional creative process. How Does Crowdfunding Change the Picture for Artists? Digital platforms let people successfully and efficiently sort into narrow niches, to find a vibrant-yet-specialized community of interest. These better matches are game-changers for some, but it may not be a boon for everyone. Introducing a New Tool for Unlocking the Power of Media Grants Data. Developed by Foundation Center and available on the Media Impact Funders’ website, this new tool enables users to see, understand, and dig deep into the numbers, networks, and trends surrounding media and philanthropy. Web Site Offers First Ever-Live Stream of a Broadway Show for $10. While tickets to the New York production are going for $52 to $147, the streamed show — offering 10 camera angles — goes for a mere $9.99 on computers, tablets, and smartphones. Or you can enjoy it on big TV screens by using Apple TV and Roku set-top boxes, but only if you pick a $169.99 (year-long) or $14.99 (one month) subscription to BroadwayHD. U.S. Dept. Of Justice Deals Crushing Blow To Songwriters. Songwriting and music licensing is one of the most strongly regulated areas in entertainment, […] Streaming services, in particular, have greatly disrupted the industry and led to tremendous declines in the revenue paid to songwriters. However, songwriters’ hands are mostly bound, because the federal government’s Consent Decree mandates how songwriters can be paid.

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Tips and Tools | Arts | Cultureflash

By Fractured Atlas
July 5th, 2016

Arts, Technology, and Business Stories to Watch by Fractured Atlas Every week, we find the most interesting and important stories at the intersection of the Arts, technology, and business and share them with you. (If you’d like to get these in your e-mail inbox you can subscribe to here). Check back every week for insightful and eye-opening stories that peaked our interest, and hopefully yours too.

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Updates and Announcements | Arts | Cultureflash

By Fractured Atlas
June 27th, 2016

Arts, Technology, and Business Stories to Watch by Fractured Atlas Every week, we find the most interesting and important stories at the intersection of the Arts, technology, and business and share them with you. (If you’d like to get these in your e-mail inbox you can subscribe to here).

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Updates and Announcements | Arts | Cultureflash

By Fractured Atlas
May 6th, 2016

source: Wikimedia Arts, Technology, and Business Stories to Watch by Fractured Atlas Every week, we find the most interesting and important stories at the intersection of the Arts, technology, and business and share them with you. (If you’d like to get these in your e-mail inbox you can subscribe to here). Check back every week for insightful and eye-opening stories that peaked our interest, and hopefully yours too. How Identity Politics Conquered the Art World. “Art in this era has veered dramatically toward an approach that hasn’t been seen in the West for more than 1,000 years: a concerted urge, almost a rage, to be totally communicative to the largest possible audiences […] in the same register, telling stories of social, political, and philosophical conditions. Of course, not everybody today is making this kind of work. But taken together, it does constitute a real aesthetic movement, one that is biographical, autobiographical, personal — the art of the first person.” OPINION: Art Museums Should Be Allowed toParticipate in Both Sides of the Free Market. But what if rules about deaccessioning were abandoned? What would happen? My guess is: nothing much. […] In the end, a free market in art would most likely produce a net increase in public welfare, just as free markets do in nearly every other area. Getting to Evidence-Based Policy: Three Perspectives. “We may all agree that we want to base our policies and programs on good evidence, but questions remain. What evidence is most useful and reliable? Which options are based on the strongest evidence? Do we have enough evidence to make confident decisions?” Vincent van Bot: The Robots Turning Their Hand to Art. “’We’re so early with the possibilities of robots and art, the sky is the limit,’ said the competition founder, Andrew Conru. ‘It’s refreshing to see technology in action.’” Canada Council Unveils Strategic Plan, Focusing on Indigenous Art Creation and Digital Technology. “The Canada Council for the Arts plans to create a separate granting stream for indigenous arts and artists and to use its programs and influence ‘to engender a new relationship between Canada’s indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.’” What Role Can Artists Play in Prison Reform? “The relationship between artists and their subjects has always been full of potential pitfalls, and in the midst of the presidential primary spectacle and a cultural environment in which trying to demonstrate social consciousness has become a kind of currency for mega-corporations and massive arts institutions alike, it can be tough not to feel the creep of cynicism. But this conversation surprised me.”

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Updates and Announcements | Leadership | Cultureflash

By Fractured Atlas
April 14th, 2016

Arts, Technology, and Business Stories to Watch by Fractured Atlas Every week, we find the most interesting and important stories at the intersection of the Arts, technology, and business and share them with you. (If you’d like to get these in your e-mail inbox you can subscribe to here). Check back every week for insightful and eye-opening stories that peaked our interest, and hopefully yours too.

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Updates and Announcements | Music | Cultureflash

By Fractured Atlas
March 7th, 2016

Source: Flickr Arts, Technology, and Business Stories to Watch by Fractured Atlas Every week, we find the most interesting and important stories at the intersection of the Arts, technology, and business and share them with you. (If you’d like to get these in your e-mail inbox you can subscribe to here).

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Updates and Announcements | Cultureflash | Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression

By Fractured Atlas
February 24th, 2016

Legendary massive graffiti mural space which was whitewashed by developers in 2014. Image courtesy of  Flickr Arts, Technology, and Business Stories To Watch by Fractured Atlas Every week, we find the most interesting and important stories at the intersection of the Arts, technology, and business and share them with you. (If you’d like to get these in your e-mail inbox you can subscribe to here).

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Updates and Announcements | Arts Business | Cultureflash

By Fractured Atlas
February 18th, 2016

Arts, Technology, and Business Stories To Watch by Fractured Atlas Every week, we find the most interesting and important stories at the intersection of the Arts, technology, and business and share them with you. (If you’d like to get these in your e-mail inbox you can subscribe to here).

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Updates and Announcements | Nonprofit | Cultureflash

By Fractured Atlas
February 2nd, 2016

A Brief Digest of Arts, Technology, and Business Stories To Watch For the past few years we’ve been finding and sharing important stories at the intersection of the arts, technology, and business through our monthly newsletter, CultureFlash. However, over the years we found ourselves with more and more important and interesting stories on the cutting room floor. So we decided to make CultureFlash a weekly affair, and to share it here on medium, as well as via e-mail newsletter (which you can subscribe to here).