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Artists Represent! Meet Your Elected Officials in NYC

None of us would argue that the best thing about Fractured Atlas is our members. Every day, artists of every stripe create work that inspires and challenges the communities they live in. And we’re committed to making sure artists have a voice in those communities by providing face time with elected officials.
That’s why we’re hosting [...]

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The Amazing Kresge

In slightly belated (but very good!) news, The Kresge Foundation has awarded Fractured Atlas a generous $750,000 grant, to be used over two years for growth capital, general operating, and project support.
The award will provide a significant boost to Fractured Atlas’s overall capacity to serve artists by allowing us to invest in staffing, and help [...]

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Thank you, Theater Subdistrict Council!

Fractured Atlas is thrilled to announce that the Theater Subdistrict Council of New York City has awarded us a $200,000 grant to support a special initiative to improve access to affordable performing arts space throughout the five boroughs.
The Creative Economy Workspace Initiative will utilize the trove of data on artists’ workspace needs available to us [...]

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Spirit of 9.09

I’m proud to report that our $9.09 on 9.09 campaign was a success! A loud and sincere THANK YOU goes out to everyone who contributed yesterday. The names of all our generous 9.09 donors are below, many of whom went beyond the call of duty by giving more than the suggested amount!
9.09 Honor Roll
Ann Tracy
brian [...]

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$9.09 on 9.09!

In less than three weeks, members of Fractured Atlas’ staff, Board, and membership will be unleashing their athletic prowess in the Belly of the Beast Triathlon. With the event fast approaching, Fractured Atlas is launching a special one-day campaign to support our stellar Triathlon Team:
If you can tear yourself away from the other exciting, strange, [...]

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The Hardest-Working Tri Team in Show Business

If you’ve visited the blog in the past week, you already know that Fractured Atlas has assembled a triathlon team for the Belly of the Beast Half Iron and Sprint on September 27th. Seven fearless individuals from our staff, Board, and membership have banded together to flex their muscles in support of Fractured [...]

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I Create, therefore I Suffer?

I wanted to share a TED Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat Pray Love), originally posted online in February 2009, that got me thinking about Fractured Atlas’ mission in a new way. It happens to incorporate some of my own convictions about art, but basically it’s a rumination on the nature of the creative [...]

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…Brought to you by The Rockefeller Foundation!

Fabulous news! Fractured Atlas has been named as a recipient of a grant award from The Rockefeller Foundation’s New York City Cultural Innovation Fund.
Disbursed over two years, the $150,000 grant will support Place + Displaced, our community mapping and civic participation project. Place + Displaced is intended to identify sources of cultural vitality and support [...]

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Dispatch from the NAMP front

This past week I spent 4 days in Houston at the National Arts Marketing Project Conference – better known as NAMP. Produced by Americans for the Arts each year, the conference is a unique chance to share best practices and bright ideas in arts marketing. This year, due to popular demand, the conference included development [...]

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Bad music for a good cause

Randomville is a webzine that covers music, film, graphic arts, and all kinds of pop culture goodness. They’ve been around for 4+ years and each year they choose a charitable organization to receive donations raised through a unique fundraising effort called The Torturethon. This year they chose Fractured Atlas!
The Torturethon is basically an opportunity to [...]

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