November Book Club Pick: Crowdfunding for Filmmakers

Last spring, while I was manning a Fractured Atlas table at a career fair for the School of Visual Arts, I had the good fortune of being seated next to John Trigonis, a campaign specialist at Indiegogo. I’ll admit to eavesdropping on some of his conversations with the students visiting his table because he had [...]

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Mass Appeal: Top-Notch Fundraising Appeals - BoxoPROJECTS

We’re continuing our round up of top-notch fundraising appeals this week with BoxoPROJECTS’s submission. BoxoPROJECTS is a Fractured Atlas fiscally-sponsored project that supports emerging and mid-career artists in developing their work and in gaining a wider audience for their efforts through an arts residency and programming series in Joshua Tree, CA, and a non-traditional exhibition and [...]

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#TechToolTuesday: Artwork Archive

As a visual artist, it can be difficult to balance both your time in the studio creating new work, and the time you spend corresponding with gallery owners, potential buyers, and art collectors. Keeping track of where your inventory is, how successful your pieces are selling, and where interested buyers are located can be a [...]

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Saluting Our Veterans

This year for Veteran’s Day, we wanted to salute and celebrate the brave men and women who have served in the military and support the creative projects they are now pursuing. The following is a list of some fantastic fiscally sponsored projects run by or serving veterans.
Words After War
Words After War is dedicated to building [...]

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Mass Appeal: Top-Notch Fundraising Appeals - Art for Water

It’s November and it’s that time of the year! No, not the obligatory start of Christmas marketing… annual appeal season! As the year winds down, and our minds turn to being thankful and generous, we are suddenly assailed at every turn by fundraising appeals from every non-profit under the sun. Whether its your niece’s ballet [...]

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#TechToolTuesday: Documenter

*So this #TechToolTuesday is a little geekier than we normally publish, but stay with me, I promise this tool is worth it!
In software development, programmers developing code for whatever project they are working on also have to provide documentation on how the code operates and how to use it. It’s important that this documentation is [...]

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Upcoming Grant Deadlines

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is accepting proposals for USArtists International (USAI).
Who they Fund: Grants are available to American dance, music and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at significant international festivals anywhere in the world outside of the United States.
Geographic Focus: National
What is Required:
Eligible applicants must:

Be a dance, music or [...]

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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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Meet the Project: Friend Movement

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 Friend Movement.
In honor of Bullying Prevention Month, Friend Movement co-founders Elliot London and Ronnie Kroell are taking their project on the road (literally) as part of a [...]

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#TechToolTuesday: Animoto

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a video worth?
With the explosion of video sharing platform like Youtube and Vimeo, or even Vine and Instagram… Internet audiences increasingly expect video content to accompany any website they visit. In fact, studies have shown that crowdfunding campaigns with a video had a 20% [...]

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