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Legal Webinars for the Arts

Fractured Atlas, in collaboration with Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, Esq. are pleased to announce a three-part webinar series focused on legal topics.  This series will cover the legal and business issues that affect individual artists of all arts disciplines and individuals within arts institutions.
Here is the schedule:
September 26th: Should I Start an [...]

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New webinars! Legal & Business Bootcamp for Arts Professionals

We’re really excited to announce a new webinar series launching this month!
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) and Fractured Atlas are pleased to announce this four-part program, a modified version of VLA’s Legal & Business Bootcamp for Arts Professionals.  This Bootcamp will cover the legal and business issues that affect individual artists of [...]

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Being Businesslike Isn’t What it Used to Be

The last few years have seen a lot of backlash against the (once novel, now rather conventional) idea that arts organizations ought to strive to be “businesslike”. What’s so great about for-profit businesses, after all? From Enron to AIG, the last decade has seen one businesslike catastrophe after another.
At Fractured Atlas, meanwhile, we’ve always been [...]

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Non-Profits Mean Business

From the good people at Philanthropy Reports comes this video about the non-profit sector. This is great ammunition for the next time someone tells you that non-profits aren’t real businesses.

(If the embedded video isn’t appearing for you, watch it online here.)
via Tactical Philanthropy

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Get Your Sh*t Together!

Fractured Atlas is proud to announce the launch of its latest Fractured U. online course: Getting Your Sh*t Together, developed by artist/arts administrator/educator/guru Karen Atkinson.

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Fractured U.’s First Video Workshop!

Fractured Atlas is proud to announce the launch of its first Fractured U. video workshop: Independent Contractors vs. Employees: What’s the Difference?.

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New Online Course: Social Media Marketing for Arts Professionals

Fractured Atlas is proud to announce the launch of its latest Fractured U. online course: Social Media Marketing for Arts Professionals.
Social media has revolutionized arts marketing in the 21st Century. The whole infrastructure of the art and entertainment industries has been flipped, dissected, inverted, twisted, exploded and imploded due to technology; the Internet; the seemingly [...]

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Meeting the Leaders of Tomorrow

This week I was fortunate to have the opportunity to spend a couple of days in Madison, WI at the Bolz Center for Arts Administration. The center’s director, Andrew Taylor, invited me to meet with his MBA seminar students to discuss the state of the arts, Fractured Atlas’s business model, and other exciting things.
This was [...]

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Avoiding Negotiation Pitfalls

Recently, I’ve been conducting interviews with mid-career artists to locate some consistent practices that have worked for career advancement and business development in the arts. Interestingly, negotiation continues to surface as a critical skill and unfortunate pitfall.

“Artists have to learn business, because they are constantly negotiating…you are constantly negotiating with business people…it’s harder for [...]

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Arts, Entrepreneurship, and the “New Economy”

“As a photographer, I am actually a small business owner as much as I am an artist.” – Anonymous Survey Respondent
In our quest to better understand the professional development needs of artists, we went beyond the survey/interviews and researched various external sources to find out what artists, arts managers, and industry experts were saying about career [...]

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