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Fiscal Sponsorship | Grants | Tips and Tools

By Sophia Park
May 26th, 2022

It’s that time of the year again – artists and arts organizations, welcome to NYSCA season! From the basics of what is NYSCA to what to do if you are a Fractured Atlas member looking to apply, we’ve got you covered.

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By Nina Berman
April 5th, 2022

Recently, we were chatting on the Creative Outpost, our online community for artists, about pitching oneself to potential employers. Together, we talked about what makes for a compelling cold email where you are introducing yourself to someone who you hope gives you some kind of opportunity. 

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By Nina Berman
March 22nd, 2022

For artists and creatives, your email list is an important tool to connect with your audience and build long-lasting connections. 

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Tips and Tools

By Nina Berman
March 21st, 2022

Documentary filmmakers are often, by the nature of their work, in complicated legal territory. There are releases to sign with subjects and sources, questions of trespassing and hidden recording equipment, and the concern that editing can over-determine a narrative. And, depending on how sensitive the topic is, there can be a risk of legal action if the subject doesn’t like the final produced piece. 

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By Nina Berman
February 22nd, 2022

The concept of a personal brand has a bit of a bad reputation. And honestly, it’s kind of deserved. 

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Fiscal Sponsorship | Tips and Tools | Fundraising

By Nina Berman
February 21st, 2022

When you’re fundraising, you’re trying to accomplish something. You might be trying to pay your theater’s rent for the upcoming year, cover pre-production costs on your documentary, or get enough money coming in regularly that you can count on paying your bills through recurring donations. These are all different kinds of goals that you can make for your fundraising campaigns. 

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By Nina Berman
February 8th, 2022

Nobody becomes an artist because they secretly want to become their own accountant. However, once you’re in your creative practice it’s inevitable that you’ll have to deal with your own finances. As a creative, you need to manage your budget, create and sign contracts with studio spaces or freelancers, sock away funds into your savings, and then make it all legible to the IRS come tax season. 

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Tips and Tools | Fundraising | Best of the Blog

By Nina Berman
December 7th, 2021

We’re closing out the year looking back at the information and advice we’ve given our community of artists and sharing our favorites. We know that artists need financial resources to make your work and getting those resources often means fundraising.

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Tips and Tools | Best of the Blog

By Nina Berman
December 7th, 2021

Looking back at the past year, we’re rounding up our favorite articles on a number of topics. Here are the best pieces of advice we’ve shared about marketing for artists; from getting into the mindset to market yourself to figuring out what kind of content you should be sharing on social media. 

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Tips and Tools | Best of the Blog

By Nina Berman
December 6th, 2021

On this blog, we share a variety of tips and tools to help support artists in your creative practices, from managing the nuts and bolts of a creative life (what’s a contract, after all?) to building better economies for artists (we’re big fans of cooperatives). Here are some of our favorite tips and tool articles from 2021.