Fractured Atlas Book Club: The Zen of Fundraising

I never would’ve guessed that a book called The Zen of Fundraising would dole out some tough love. My mouth dropped on the subway when I read that author Ken Burnett, an international fundraising expert, believes that most donors receive better customer service from their local fast food restaurant (he names a specific chain, but [...]

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Project Round-up: Black History Month

In a recent issue of CultureFlash, our monthly newsletter on news and ideas for the culture sector, we featured a lively discussion on Black History Month by Aisha Harris of Slate.com and Betty DeRamus of the L.A. Times calling for the uplifting of African American histories that are under-reported and too often overlooked. Today marks [...]

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Meet the Project: Happenstance Theater

Each month we will feature one of our fiscally sponsored projects who have been successful at using our program to advance their art/cause/career. This month’s featured project is Happenstance Theater.
Since 2006, Washington DC’s Happenstance Theater has been achieving the IMPOSSIBLE through simple theatrical means, creating and performing over 20 new works. On [...]

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Chicago, Here We Come!

On March 13th, Fractured Atlas is heading to the Windy City!  Jean Ann Douglass, our Program Director for Insurance, and I will be in Chicago for three days to meet artists, hang out at the Creative Chicago Expo, and see some awesome art.
We start off the visit with a workshop at Columbia College Chicago on [...]

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#TechToolTuesday: Freedom and Anti-Social

When I was in college I would go to other university libraries to cloister myself for most of a day. I would say it was to have stacks of research materials at my disposal (which was partly true) but in reality I did it because I was more productive without WiFi. Now that smartphones are [...]

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Upcoming Grant Deadlines and NYSCA Update

Franklin Furnace is accepting applications for Franklin Furnace Fund
Description: The Franklin Furnace Fund awards grants annually to emerging artists to enable them to produce major performance art works in New York. Grants range between $2,000 and $10,000 based on the peer review panel allocation of funding received by Franklin Furnace.
Franklin Furnace has no curator; each [...]

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6 Tips for Preparing Documentation

Well, tax season is upon us, which means many of us who itemize our taxes are scrambling to make sure we have our receipts and other documentation in order. For any of you who are fiscally sponsored, you may have heard from our staff asking for documentation of the expenses incurred when submitting a fund [...]

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NOW HIRING–Director of Development

POSITION: Director of Development
POSTED: February 19, 2014
DEADLINE: March 21, 2014

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Project Round-up: Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! On this day of romance, we wanted to lift up some of our fiscally sponsored projects that are doing their bit to spread the love.

But before we get started, we first want to send out a big ol’ congratulations to Claire Gresham and Pete McElligott of Ten Bones Theatre Company, a sponsored [...]

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Ask Congress to Support Air Travel Policies for Musicians!

This is an action alert from the Performing Arts Alliance:

Two years ago, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was mandated to create policies that eased air travel for musicians needing to carry their instruments onboard with them. The music community has consistently called on the FAA to write these rules, but their deadline to do [...]

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