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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 My Grant Proposal Died

For anyone out there who has ever tried to complete a grant proposal, you know it’s a beast.  Even if you haven’t, you likely have had to spend time with someone in the throes of such a beast and their complaining was enough to turn you off of the task forever (or at least, until [...]

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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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The Big Easy

I had the pleasure of seeing, hearing, and tasting the art that lives in New Orleans, courtesy of the annual Alliance of Artists Communities conference.

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National Advocacy Coalition wants your feedback!

Fractured Atlas recently joined the Coalition for Artists’ Preparedness and Emergency Response. What could that possibly be? Well, I’m glad you asked…
Spearheaded by Craft Emergency Relief Fund, the Coalition is a national effort to improve the system of disaster readiness, response, and recovery for individual artists and the arts infrastructure that supports them.
The Coalition has [...]

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