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Open Arts Network Partner Profile: The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts

Space. Tools. A forum in which to develop one’s individual artistic practice. The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) is dedicated to providing artists across all disciplines with all of the above. A catalyst for cultural growth, stimulating new interactions between artists, creative communities, and the public, the EFA is a [...]

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Open Arts Network Partner Profile: Creative Capital

A national nonprofit organization, Creative Capital works in long-term partnership with artists using a non-traditional approach to support that combines funding, counsel and career development services to enable a project’s success and foster sustainable practices for its grantees.

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Featured Member: The Saartjie Project

The Saartjie Project is a Washington, DC-based artist collective producing and developing performance art through collaborative processes. Committed to working together consistently to develop a distinct body of work and practices that reflects who they are — black women poets, singers, performance artists, visual artists and dancers — they gather to create and share dynamic art that explores the intersections of their experiences.

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Featured Member Profile: Jazz Pianist Helen Sung

Accomplished jazz pianist and composer Helen Sung has had the privilege of working with many of the living jazz greats. A member of Fractured Atlas for the last seven years, she is currently in residence at Flushing Town Hall in Queens, New York, and will perform at the Tokyo Jazz Festival in September.

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Featured Member Profile: The Big APE (800 lb.?) in the Room

Vermont-based Big Action Performance Ensemble does more than just turn on the lights and dance before an audience sitting in the dark — they aim to create a sensory and often social experience for all involved. Sometimes they serve wine and bake cookies for their audience. They may ask the audience to pick up trash, or demand their help in a time of need. Read about more of their “big actions”…

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OAN Partner Profile: Network of Ensemble Theaters

Fractured Atlas’s Open Arts Network is all about strength in numbers: arts organizations joining forces with a common mission of helping artists do what they do best. Not so different, really, from the mission of Network of Ensemble Theatres, which, with its emphasis on collaboration, also believes in the strength of multiple voices.

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Featured Member Profile: Composer Evan Mazunik Finds His Bliss

Evan Mazunik’s compositions have been featured in the NY International Fringe Festival and performed at venues devoted to creative, improvised, and experimental music such as Roulette, HERE and Galapagos Art Space. In this interview he tells us about the work of his experimental chamber ensemble, ZAHA, as well as his current projects and pipe-dreams…

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OAN Partner Profile: Metal Arts Guild San Francisco

Founded nearly 60 years ago by a small group of artists working in the relatively new field of art jewelry and metal, Metal Arts Guild San Francisco now has professional and emerging artists, educators, students, collectors, and writers among its 200+ members.

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Featured Member: Sonik Productions

From Yiddish poetry to a history of the African slave trade in the Indian Ocean, Sonik Productions’ films and books promote international understanding and bring to life historical and artistic events that have a universal dimension.

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A Cool New Resource: African American Performance Art Archive

This new online repository makes historically significant performances by African American artists readily available to artists, scholars and students.

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