NPR ran a feature on Fractured Atlas on this morning’s Morning Edition. You can listen online if you’re interested. Thanks to Asian Pacific American Film Festival and Catalyst Theater Company for saying nice things about us!
If you’ve ever considered hopping the border to Canada to see a doctor, then this survey is for you.
Fractured Atlas is partnering with the NY State Health Foundation on a project to improve health insurance options for artists in NY State. This isn’t something that’ll happen overnight, of course, but we’re working hard to lay [...]
What one, or two, or three things do you have the most trouble finding money to pay for? Either because they’re expensive or because it’s hard to raise money for them?
A friend of mine at the Yale School of Management is doing some research in support of arts philanthropy. To his credit, he’s exploring how [...]
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POSTED: February 23, 2009
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Marketing guru Seth Godin has a great interview in Rollo & Grady about the future of music and the evolving role of the music industry. For a long time now the music industry has been flailing wildly in a misguided effort to cling to its own historical relevance. Meanwhile, the availability and diversity of good [...]
I’m always skeptical of arts advocacy arguments that emphasize the importance of arts as a hobby in support of other (presumably more serious or important) endeavors. You know, like when people claim arts education is important because it helps kids do better at math. That’s great and all, but what’s wrong with the fact that [...]
An overview of the House-Senate compromise stimulus bill currently being circulated among House Democrats indicates that the $50M in funding for the NEA that was cut from the Senate version will be restored. I’m not clear yet on what this means for the notorious Coburn anti-arts amendment.
There’s been no shortage of protests against the arts bashing in the Senate from the arts community itself in the past few days. But so far I haven’t seen anyone in the mainstream media come to our defense. Thankfully, the Center for American Progress (not sure if they’re “mainstream” but they’re at least not arts-focused) [...]
Marketing guru Seth Godin has a few words of wisdom for artists (anyone, really) struggling to balance their own aesthetic instincts with the desire (and economic need) to find a market for their work:
If you do your art and the market rejects you … you need to make a choice. If your art has no [...]
A few days ago I told you about Senator Coburn’s ludicrous anti-arts amendment to the stimulus bill. Well, I’m sad to report that yesterday the Senate approved the obnoxious and misguided legislation by a wide vote margin of 73-24.
We’re losing the fight in the Senate. Unless something drastic changes, this amendment will ensure that not [...]