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Grants | Tips and Tools

By Theresa Hubbard
August 22nd, 2019

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is accepting applications for USArtists International (USAI). Description: USArtists International supports performances by U.S. artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of U.S.-based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets.

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Tips and Tools | Money | Nonprofit | Fundraising | Artists and Members

By Courtney Harge
August 6th, 2019

Everyone should plan for making money with their art. A plan allows you to know which opportunities are worth your effort. Photo credit: The Gender Spectrum Collection https://broadlygenderphotos.vice.com/guidelines One of the most frustrating things about making art is figuring out how to finance making said art. What does it even mean to “make money as an artist”? What is fundraising? How do I get paid? This guide will walk you through what it means to make money as an artist and give you some tips on how to get started. We’re going to go step-by-step so you can develop a money-making plan.

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Fiscal Sponsorship | Tips and Tools | Arts | Fundraising | Theater | Artists and Members

By Molaundo Jones
August 1st, 2019

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.

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How We Work | Tips and Tools | Remote Working | People Operations

By Nicola Carpenter
July 25th, 2019

by Nicola Carpenter, Associate Director, People Operations at Fractured Atlas This is part of a series. If you read part one or part two, skip the intro and head straight to the interview. At Fractured Atlas, we really love sharing many of the inner workings around how our organization works. By sharing the things that work (or don’t) for us, we hope to help out in making the sector, as a whole, stronger. A few years ago, we shared our How We Work site so that anyone could see how we work at Fractured Atlas. We’ve also shared how our use of OKRs increases transparency, alignment, and accountability (that post even included a free template). We’ve shared updates on our Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression journey, why we have race-based caucusing, and so many other things.

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How We Work | Tips and Tools | Remote Working | People Operations | Workplace

By Nicola Carpenter
July 8th, 2019

by Nicola Carpenter, Associate Director, People Operations at Fractured Atlas This is part two of a series. If you read part one, skip the intro and head straight to the interview.

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Fiscal Sponsorship | Tips and Tools | Animation | Arts | Artists and Members

By Molaundo Jones
July 2nd, 2019

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.

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How We Work | Tips and Tools | Remote Working | People Operations | Workplace

By Nicola Carpenter
June 26th, 2019

by Nicola Carpenter, Associate Director, People Operations at Fractured Atlas At Fractured Atlas, we really love sharing many of the inner workings around how our organization works. By sharing the things that work (or don’t) for us, we hope to help out in making the sector, as a whole, stronger. A few years ago, we shared our How We Work site so that anyone could see how we work at Fractured Atlas. We’ve also shared how our use of OKRs increases transparency, alignment, and accountability (that post even included a free template). We’ve shared updates on our Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression journey, why we have race-based caucusing, and so many other things.

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Fiscal Sponsorship | Tips and Tools | Arts | Fundraising | Artists and Members

By Courtney Harge
June 19th, 2019

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?

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Tips and Tools | Arts | Choreography | Dance | Artists and Members

By Molaundo Jones
June 12th, 2019

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.

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Tips and Tools | Money | Fundraising | Grant Opportunities | Artists and Members

By Aisha Jordan
June 10th, 2019

by Aisha Jordan, Program Associate at Fractured Atlas This will be our final regular grant deadline post until the fall. For all opportunities, please visit the website of each funding organization for application instructions and complete guidelines. Have a great summer! Center for Cultural Innovation is accepting applications for The Investing in Artists grants program. Description: The Investing in Artists grants program was established by the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) in 2007 to enhance the working lives and strengthen the creative support system for California artists working in all disciplines. Since that time, with the support of The James Irvine Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, CCI has awarded over $2 million to 270 diverse artists working in various disciplines across the state.