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WNYC Podcast: In the Arts it’s Rookies versus Veterans

WNYC recently broadcast a segment that touched on the “grey-ing” of the non-profit arts sector. It’s a familiar subject that most artists have heard plenty about: The audience for the arts is gradually getting older and unless an effort is made to engage a younger demographic, many art institutions will die with its patrons.
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1,000 True Fans - A practical model of success for independent artists

A while back I wrote an article for the Fractured Atlas Newsletter (RIP) entitled “Defining Success.” In it, I wrote about the need for artists to develop new ways to measure their accomplishment outside the paradigm of “blockbuster” and “hobbiest.”
Kevin Kelly takes a go at developing a practical definition and his conclusions are [...]

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Art Retreats around the country

Lani Puppetmaker has compiled a fantastic list of art retreats from around the country. For artists looking to escape their everyday existence, change their paradigm, and focus on their creativity, the retreat can be an enlightening and awakening experience.
The list is extensive, but by no means complete. If you know of other art [...]

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My first arts website

Putting together a solid website is key for artists and arts organizations who want to promote themselves effectively and affordably. But not every artist knows where to even begin, much less create a website that’s compelling or that helps to build their audience. The Virtual Arts Incubator (a project of the Fine Arts [...]

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Creative Business in the Digital Era

Dealing with creative property in the digital era is going to be one of the key issues facing artists in the coming decade. A new seminar (happening in London… *sniff*) is aiming to address the subject head-on.

Are you a writer, musician, film maker or visual artist? Or maybe you work as a manager, [...]

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Member Profile: World Dance Theatre

“We are trying to help create ‘globally literate students,’ ” says Suzi Myers, co-artistic director of World Dance Theatre and resident dancer. No small feat considering the red tape nightmare that is most American public school systems. “It was a challenge, to say the least.” But the members of World Dance Theatre don’t shy away [...]

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Member Profile: Treva Wurmfeld

“I see technology as a tool that can be integrated seamlessly with the human mind,” says Fractured Atlas member Treva Wurmfeld, a filmmaker, sculptor, and performance artist who was featured at the 2006 benefit. Her work explores the relationship between biology and technology and how human beings are adapting to a world in the [...]

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Member Profile: Asian Pacific American Film Festival

The Asian Pacific American Film Festival was founded in the year 2000 by a small group of people that wanted to expand access to independent films being made by Asian Americans. In the seven years since, the festival has had tremendous success in bringing these unique voices to a broader audience.
“We’ve really grown in terms [...]

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Member Profile: Looking Glasses

Several years ago, Fractured Atlas member Joshua Frankel was touring Northern Ireland. One of the stops on the tour was an attraction called the Peace Wall. “I expected some sort of wall covered in murals commemorating the peace process,” says Joshua. “In fact, the ‘Peace Wall’ is a twenty-five foot high wall topped with barbed [...]

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Member Profile: Gingold Theatrical Group’s Project Shaw

Project Shaw is an ambitious undertaking that will present every play written by George Bernard Shaw as concert readings at New York’s legendary Player’s Club.
The driving force behind the project is Fractured Atlas member David Staller, the Artistic Director of Gingold Theatrical Group and a lifetime Shaw aficionado. “Shaw’s voice has been an anchor of [...]

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