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Fractured Atlas as a Learning Organization: You’re Not as Smart as You Think

(This is the second post in a series on our capacity-building pilot initiative, Fractured Atlas as a Learning Organization. To read more about it, please check out Fractured Atlas as a Learning Organization: An Introduction.)
Last fall, we put together a group of six people (henceforth referred to as the Data-Driven D.O.G. Force) to collectively develop [...]

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Two New Research Publications from Fractured Atlas

A couple of years ago, we redesigned our fiscal sponsorship annual report to match up more closely with the format of the Cultural Data Project, an emerging data standard for cataloging financial, operational and programmatic information relating to arts nonprofits. In September 2012, we reaped the first fruits of that evolution in the form of [...]

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Come be nerdy with us in Santa Cruz!

Have you ever wondered what all this impact assessment and evaluation stuff is all about, but haven’t been sure how to get started? We bet you’re not alone! That’s why we’re psyched to be involved with a great and affordable professional development event happening this summer in gorgeous Santa Cruz, CA, called Museum Camp 2014: [...]

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Fractured Atlas as a Learning Organization: An Introduction

If you’ve been paying any attention at all to technology trends the past few years, you know that we live in the era of Big Data. All of those videos we upload to YouTube, hard drives we fill with government secrets (or cat photos, take your pick), and tweets we awkwardly punch out on touchscreen [...]

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Collective Impact in the Arts

(This essay was originally written in my role as an outside consultant to the city of Calgary’s cultural plan. For this entry, I was asked to reflect on the possibility of developing a collective impact model for the arts in Calgary. You can read all of my contributions to that process here.)
Through its #yycArtsPlan process, [...]

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Got health insurance?

Our friends at Future of Music Coalition (FMC) and Artists’ Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC) are conducting an online survey through August 31 to assess how many US-based artists have health insurance on the eve of the Affordable Care Act.
Prior surveys have found that artists of all types — dancers, actors, musicians, visual artists, filmmakers — [...]

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Everyone is a Lot of People

(This essay was originally written in my role as an outside consultant to the city of Calgary’s cultural plan. You can read all of my contributions to that process here.)
For my second essay responding to the #yycArtsPlan process, I thought I would focus on the last paragraph of the “Summary of Vision Statements from the [...]

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Helping Calgary Navigate its Cultural Planning Process

For the past several months, I’ve served in my Fractured Atlas capacity as a “consulting critic” to Calgary Arts Development (CADA)’s Arts Plan process, also known as #yycArtsPlan. Calgary is a fast-growing oil and gas boomtown in Canada’s western region that has been characterized to me by more than one person as the “Texas of [...]

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Introducing the Cultural Research Network

Way back when I was a fresh-faced intern with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Performing Arts Program almost five years ago now, I made a startling discovery. In the course of researching various conceptions and definitions of cultural asset mapping in preparation for what would eventually become my work here at Fractured Atlas, I [...]

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Now Hiring - Summer Research Fellow

POSITION: Research Fellow
POSTED: April 25, 2013
DEADLINE: May 6, 2013

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