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Emergency Preparedness Week

Hurricane season is here. As artists, what should we be doing to make sure that we’re fully prepared?
Next week, join us for one of our daily webinars, as we explore disaster preparedness. Don’t let yourself go through another hurricane season wondering if you’ve done everything you can to prepare.
Never participated in a webinar before? All [...]

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Prepping Your Collection for Disaster

In the past few weeks I have managed to experience my first hurricane and my first earthquake; given, by the time each reached the Fractured Atlas office they were nowhere near as dramatic as they were in most other parts of the country, but it really gets one thinking.
My first thought was of disaster films. [...]

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National Preparedness Month: Winding Down

This September seems to have flown by, but we still have eight days of National Preparedness Month ahead of us!
Here at Fractured Atlas, September 1 is the beginning of our fiscal year so I like to think of my work for National Preparedness Month as a kind of New Year’s resolution: what am I going [...]

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Get Ready for ArtsReady

How many times have I written encouraging words about how easy disaster planning can be, how simple we can make it, how not very frightening it can be?
Well, our friends at SouthArts have done me one better (way more than one, actually) and have been working tirelessly for years on an amazing project, ArtsReady, that [...]

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Hurricane Time

It’s come to this: the conversation in the Fractured Atlas kitchen is revolving around who has a “go bag” ready, how many alternative sources of light we each own, and who is lucky enough to have a bathtub here in New York City to fill with water in case the plumbing goes down. It’s still [...]

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The Day the Roof Didn’t Cave In

I recently moved into a new apartment where I have both upstairs neighbors and radiator heat for the first time in years.  As you might guess, this special combination leads to a number of consternation-inducing noises from time to time.
A few nights ago I was in bed alternating between reading “The Failure of Risk Management” [...]

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Travel coming up? We can insure that.

A significant part of my job at Fractured Atlas revolves around thinking of terrible things that could happen to an artist and trying to figure out either 1) how to insure them (see the Pocket Guides to Insurance for the Arts) or 2) how to educate about them (see my disaster planning blog post).  [...]

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Disaster Planning Made Simple

Here at Fractured Atlas we had a little building issue Thursday night: a small, dramatic flood which drenched the desks, computers, and personal effects of our Deputy Director, Director of Development, Marketing and Development Specialist, Director of Membership, and myself. Luckily we got back online fairly quickly, but not everyone suffering from such a situation [...]

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Smoke! Smoke! Smoke!

Roughly 10% of my job at Fractured Atlas is straight-up IT support. I help the members of our staff keep their computers running. My purview includes two dozen or so PCs running Windows, Ubuntu and OSX, two local servers, a couple of EC2 instances, two printers and a very small rack of networking gear. Fairly [...]

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