Welcome to Our New Partners!
We were fortunate enough to gain four new Open Arts Network partners in the past two months. Please allow us to tell you a little bit about them....
Arthouse at the Jones Center in Austin, TX, has a proud history of mapping the future of the visual arts in Texas. It is both the oldest statewide visual arts organization in Texas (founded in 1911), and the only one devoted solely to contemporary art. In 1998, the organization moved into its current home at 700 Congress Avenue (the Jones Center) in the heart of downtown Austin. The building is currently undergoing extensive renovations and is set to reopen in the fall. The Jones Center is a sophisticated urban space unlike any other in Austin, where a year-round schedule of exciting contemporary art exhibitions and creative, innovative programming is presented free to all visitors. Arthouse not only plays a vital role in the cultural landscape of the community, but also functions as a resource for artists. Arthouse's community includes artists, students, the general public and patrons, and the organization currently serves an average of 50,000 people annually. Arthouse's exhibitions are conceived to give audiences greater access to and understanding of contemporary art. Programming is designed to provide a context in which that art can be experienced in a meaningful way. Fractured Atlas has Arthouse's executive director, Sue Graze, to thank for the inspiration behind our Public Art Insurance program.
Harlem Arts Alliance in New York, NY, is a non-profit service organization committed to nurturing the artistic growth and organizational development of artists and arts organizations primarily in Harlem and its surrounding communities. Comprised of over 700 individual artists and arts organizations, HAA plays an essential role by helping to build the resources, network, and capacity of its richly diverse membership. Counted among its members are small grassroots organizations and major cultural institutions in Harlem and in New York City as well as emerging and established individual artists. In addition, HAA maintains strong partnerships with numerous arts organization and institutions throughout New York State, the region and the nation to maintain vital collaborative efforts to promote the arts in communities. Fractured Atlas and HAA have long been friends -- we're glad to finally welcome them more formally into the Fractured Atlas family!
SOFA Network in Cincinnati, OH, is an organization that represents the filmmaking community of the tri-state area of southern Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeastern Indiana. The mission of the Southern Ohio Filmmakers Association (SOFA) is to serve and develop the greater Cincinnati regional filmmaking community. The vision of SOFA is to offer an open exchange of ideas, resources, knowledge, and professional opportunities to its members. Through this empowerment and the members' combined resources, they continue to expand the artistic and economic opportunities for locally-produced media and the filmmakers who create it. SOFA helps film professionals, students, and freelance crew build and grow through educational workshops, demonstrations, and speakers. The Network provides members a venue to screen their work through a film festival called Underneath Cincinnati. SOFA helps filmmakers build their network, advance their skills, and introduce them to opportunities to make a living in the field they love. This partnership comes to us as the result of a familial relation -- our own Juliana Steele is cousins with SOFA Board member Kat Steele!
Finally, Women in Film/Seattle is a non-profit organization of professional women in the film, video, and new media industries dedicated to helping our members with support, mentorship, networking, and skill-building opportunities. The organization is passionate about its vision to promote, support, and mentor members through a network of valuable programs, contacts, and events. They offer inspiring member screenings, motivating workshops and seminars, Networking First Tuesdays, and just plain fun get-togethers with colleagues and peers. Their programs include an annual PSA Production, the Nell Shipman Awards ceremony, member film screenings, the Post Alley Film Festival, yearly support of and events at Seattle International Film Festival, scholarships and grants, and an internship program. Their website shares news, member updates, feature articles, information resources, and professional contacts to advance their members toward their goals. Women in Film/Seattle has been serving Seattle women since 1990 and is one of the 40 chapters of Women in Film and Television (WIFTI). WIFTI is a global network with over 10,000 members dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women working in the entertainment industries. We are happy to be able to provide WIF/Seattle members with access to many of our services, including our Film Insurance program (check out the new Film Insurance pocketguide here!).
Welcome to all of our new partner organizations!