We are thrilled to honor these innovators and risk-takers who embody the spirit of entrepreneurship and bring the same extraordinary creativity to the office as they do to the studio. By experimenting and challenging conventional wisdom, these five winners have developed new approaches to age-old challenges in the arts field that can serve as models [...]
(Cross-posted at Huffington Post)
A couple of weeks ago, a federal appeals court invalidated the Federal Communications Commission network neutrality or open internet rules. The rules prevented internet service providers from prioritizing certain applications or content, or blocking access to others.
Though the court affirmed the FCC’s ability to regulate internet service providers and its option to [...]
A great idea can change the world. But it takes moxie and optimism to challenge conventional wisdom, disrupt conventional practices, and turn that idea into reality.
Fractured Atlas empowers artists to be entrepreneurs by removing barriers to creative expression. We take this entrepreneurial spirit to heart, constantly searching for new solutions to age-old problems in the [...]
Five years ago, Fractured Atlas began to imagine a new cloud-based software platform for managing arts organizations: Artful.ly.
We knew going in that this would likely be the most ambitious, challenging project we’d ever attempted. In a sense, it was the culmination of our first decade of work as a technology-driven arts service organization. While technology [...]
In 2001, under the guise of the Artists Affordable Healthcare Initiative, Fractured Atlas began offering health insurance to a long underserved population of artists. For decades, non-traditional employment models had put our community at a severe disadvantage in the US health insurance marketplace. With its ambitious promise of a slightly more level playing field, our [...]
Peter Singer is picking on the arts. In his recent NY Times Op Ed, he discusses the (still?) emerging practice of applying rigorous analysis to compare the effectiveness of different charities. His somewhat contrived, straw man example pits an organization seeking to prevent blindness in the developing world against an art museum raising money [...]
Tyler Cowan has an interesting post (referencing a Financial Times article) on corporate investment. He quotes from the original piece:
But perhaps the most remarkable result comes from newly available data on private companies studied by Alexander Ljungqvist and colleagues at Harvard and New York University. They find that, keeping company size and industry constant, private US [...]
Last week, Barry Hessenius interviewed Jamie Bennett, chief of staff and director of public affairs at the NEA, about his thoughts on the arts and culture landscape as Rocco Landesman’s chairmanship comes to a close.
When asked about the most critical issues facing the field in the near-to-mid term future, Jamie responded with some thoughts on [...]
Over the summer, Michael Kaiser published a series of posts complaining about a lack of specificity in the ongoing chatter about a need for “new models” in the arts. I responded on this blog, both times, with my own thoughts on the subject.
Last week, Kaiser published another post in which the critics are once again [...]
For years, the single metric that we cited most often at Fractured Atlas was our total membership. Fractured Atlas began its life as a membership organization and remains one at its core.
Recently, however, we’ve started introducing some services that aren’t membership-based (e.g., Artful.ly, Spaces, Archipelago), which made the membership number an incomplete indicator of our [...]