Two weeks after the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act the forecast for the future health insurance landscape is unclear. The media is, unsurprisingly, awash in commentary but for solid background the SCOTUS blog has a down-to-earth summary of the proceedings, and our own Adam Huttler discusses the importance of this victory for the [...]
Last week, hundreds of dancers and dance administrators gathered in San Francisco for the annual Dance/USA conference. Included in this year’s programming / festivities was a more professional #SKYNOVA internet program (you might remember the last time we filmed episodes at the conference they were shot in my hotel room).
This year, thanks to the Amy [...]
I’ve just finished reviewing the results of our annual member survey — thank you for taking it if you did — and, for good or bad, our members’ impressions of us haven’t really changed that greatly in the past few years. But, here are a few things we heard….
In our last episode, I responded to Michael Kaiser’s frustration with “new models” chatter.
Well, this week he’s back with New Models, Part 2, and you knew I wasn’t going to just sit here (even if I am supposedly on vacation!) Kaiser once again criticizes the critics for a lack of specificity:
The constant drumbeat for new models for [...]
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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 [...]
Michael Kaiser is fed up with the ceaseless chatter about the need for “new models” in the arts.
If I hear one more pundit or read one more blog suggesting that ‘old models’ of arts organizations are dying and that ‘new models’ are needed I am going to scream. Expert after expert are calling for ‘new models’ [...]
Fractured Atlas is offering a workshop called Fiscal Sponsorship + Crowdfunding = $$ for Creative Projects at the The Parrish Art Museum on Thursday, June 14th.
The session is designed for anyone who is interested in using fiscal sponsorship. We’ll explore the benefits and use of Fractured Atlas’s fiscal sponsorship program as a [...]
For over a year now, I’ve been telling people that Fractured Atlas’s membership includes at least one artist or organization from all but one US Congressional district. That’s right - we’ve been stuck at 434 out of 435.
(If you’re interested to see how those 434 shake out, you can see a live breakdown of the [...]
For over two years we’ve followed and reported on the progress of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. “health reform” or “ObamaCare”) as it moved from just-passed legislation to (near) full-on implementation. There have been bumps along the way and a lot of logistics remain unsettled, but as we draw closer to 2014 the final pieces [...]
What do President Obama, Tim Gunn, Sarah Silverman, the employees of Facebook and the New York City dance community have in common? As of June 5 they’ll all have filmed It Gets Better videos offering hope to LGBT youth.
On Tuesday, June 5, join friends and colleagues in recording messages of encouragement and inspiration for a [...]