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“Discovering Fiscally Sponsored NYC Dancemakers”

That’s the title of the new study published this month by Dance/NYC and produced by yours truly, with (lots of) help from Fractured Atlas Research Fellow Carrie Blake and Dance/NYC Director Lane Harwell. The study examines data from over 250 dance-related projects fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas, The Foundation for Independent Artists/Pentacle, New York Foundation for [...]

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Fiscal Sponsorship By the Numbers

This Friday, new research on fiscal sponsorship in the dance world will be released. Produced by Fractured Atlas for Dance/NYC as an extension of last year’s State of NYC Dance report, ”Discovering Fiscally Sponsored NYC Dancemakers” examines quantitative and qualitative data from five fiscal sponsors that collectively represent more than 250 “dancemaker”-led projects in New York City, [...]

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In Defense of Logic Models

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Last month, my post Creative Placemaking Has an Outcomes Problem generated a lot of discussion about creative placemaking and grantmaking strategy, much of it really great. If you haven’t had a chance, please check out these thoughtful and substantive responses by–just to name a few–Richard Layman, Niels Strandskov, Seth Beattie, Lance Olson, Andrew [...]

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Creative Placemaking Has an Outcomes Problem

“I feel like whenever I talk to artists these days, I should be apologizing,” says Kevin Stolarick, Research Director for the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. To most in the arts community, Stolarick is better known as Richard Florida’s longtime right-hand man and research collaborator on his bestselling [...]

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Fractured Atlas Seeking Stellar Research Fellows

So maybe you saw yesterday’s External Relations Associate posting and you thought, “well, I do have phenomenal writing chops - but I also can make fireworks out of spreadsheets and am kind of obsessed with data in a borderline unhealthy way. Also, I’m not ready for a full-time commitment, and need the flexibility to work [...]

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Dispatch from the Bay Area, Part I: Navigating the Velocity of Change

(originally posted at Createquity.com)
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of representing Fractured Atlas at the Grantmakers in the Arts Conference, an annual gathering of funders that is otherwise closed to non-grantmakers. This year’s conference was in San Francisco and San Jose, and below is a summary of some of the more stimulating sessions [...]

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An Ecosystem-Based Approach to Arts Research

(Part of an occasional series on Fractured Atlas’s research philosophy and practices. For more articles, click here.)
As those of you who have been following Fractured Atlas closely may know, we’ve been working on some innovative technological solutions for aggregating and analyzing data about the cultural sector for the past couple of years. This effort is [...]

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Whither the Time Machine? Considering the Counterfactual in Arts Marketing

(Cross-posted from the National Arts Marketing Project Conference Blog Salon over at ARTSBlog.)
The hardest question to answer in arts research is “what would have happened if we had done things differently?” Researchers call this question the “counterfactual,” since it refers to a scenario that doesn’t actually exist. Generally speaking, it’s hard to measure things that don’t [...]

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Is Your Arts Programming Usable?

(Cross-posted at the National Arts Marketing Project’s blog salon on ARTSBlog, taking place all this week.)
At Fractured Atlas, we’re in the process of rolling out a few new technology products that have been in the pipeline for the past year or so. One of these is Artful.ly, which is the hosted version of the ATHENA [...]

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Public Arts Funding: April Update

As you might have heard, public funding for the arts has been under pressure at the local and especially state levels ever since the recession hit a few years ago. This year, those pressures have spread to the federal government as well, and during the recent negotiations between Democrats and Republicans in Congress to agree on [...]

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