Fractured Atlas

Fractured Atlas is the country’s largest arts service organization, reaching a network of more than 250,000 artists in all 50 states and all 435 congressional districts. Dedicated to empowering artists with the support they need to work effectively and thrive, Fractured Atlas provides funding, insurance, technology, education, and other services critical to building sustainable careers and organizations.

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Fractured Atlas in Quartz

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jul. 13, 2020

For the latest Quartz Field Guide - How to Begin Creating an Anti-Racist Workplace - Quartz reporter Sarah Todd talked to Fractured Atlas’s Lauren Ruffin and Tim Cynova about how they reimagined the job interview. 

Permalink | Posted on Jul 13, 2020 at 3:56 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

CNBC on Fractured Atlas’s actively anti-racist workplace

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jun. 15, 2020

Seemingly every company in America has issued a public statement condemning racism over the past weeks, but how do companies actually go about dismantling systemic racism within their culture?

CNBC talked to Fractured Atlas Co-CEOs Lauren Ruffin and Tim Cynova on how they went beyond traditional anti-discrimination policies to build an actively anti-racist and anti-oppressive workplace. Lauren and Tim are part of Fractured Atlas’s non-hierarchical leadership team, which is made up of four people in four parts of the country who fulfill the function of the organization’s CEO.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 15, 2020 at 6:54 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

WNYC story features 2 PKPR clients

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jun. 15, 2016

Two PKPR clients - Fractured Atlas and ArtBuilt Mobile Studios - were featured in a WNYC segment looking at innovative programs that are helping artists find affordable rehearsal, studio, and performance space in an increasingly expensive New York City.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 10:22 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Fractured Atlas’ Adam Huttler on Crain’s 40 Under 40

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Mar. 28, 2016

Congratulations to Adam Huttler, founder of Fractured Atlas, who was named to Crain’s New York’s 40 Under 40 for 2016.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 6:56 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Boston Globe, BostInno cover SpaceFinder Mass Launch

By Mark McArthur

Feb. 12, 2015

Continuing to empower artists nationwide Fractured Atlas launched SpaceFinder Mass, a powerful new marketing tool for venues seeking to book under-utilized rehearsal and performance space to Massachusetts artists.

Coverage included a half-page story by Boston Globe’s Nidhi Subbaraman and an in depth article by BostInno’s Hillary Milnes.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 4:42 PM by Mark McArthur

Artists Learn to Code

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Apr. 30, 2014

Actors, artists, and musicians waiting tables could become a thing of the past if it is up to Fractured Atlas.

This summer, the PKPR client is launching a software development fellowship for artists all types aimed at providing a high-paying, in-demand alternative to the restaurant and office temp jobs artists often rely on to help make ends meet between projects.

Coverage of the announcement of the call for applications included Metro New York, PandoDaily, Upstart (see video interview below), and Xconomy.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 12:08 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Fractured Atlas Op-Ed in Guardian sparks debate

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Apr. 08, 2014

On the heels of Amtrak launching its writer residency program, PKPR worked closely with Fractured Atlas program director Lisa Niedermeyer to develop an op-ed on how more and more artists are taking matters into their own hands by organizing Do-It-Yourself residencies. PKPR placed the op-ed in The Guardian’s popular Culture Professionals Network, where it was shared on social media more than 1000 times.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 08, 2014 at 12:26 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Winners of Arts Entrepreneurship Awards Announced

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Feb. 21, 2014

A crowd-funded, pop-up artists colony in a Kansas church, a nonprofit helping artists build financial assets through homeownership, and a fundraising collaborative between nationally recognized arts groups are among the five winners of the first-ever Arts Entrepreneurship Awards, unveiled earlier this month.

Coverage of the winners included Fast Company, Back Stage, American Express Open Forum, Public Art Review, The Austin Chronicle, and The Erie Reader

Permalink | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 11:39 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Fractured Atlas profiled by Crain’s New York

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Dec. 16, 2013

As part of its annual Arts and Nonprofits Report, Crain’s New York published an in depth profile of Fractured Atlas and its founder Adam Huttler. The profile was the culmination of several months of working closely with reporter Theresa Agovino and introducing her to the many small arts organizations and independent artists that benefit from Fractured Atlas’ many services.  The opening paragraph: “Adam Huttler understands the perils of running a small arts organization, so he’s made a career of helping others avoid them.”

Permalink | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 7:21 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Fractured Atlas founder profiled in Backstage

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Nov. 15, 2013

This week’s issue of Backstage features a full-page profile and photo of Fractured Atlas founder and executive director Adam Huttler.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 9:54 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

WSJ, Fast Company Cover Launch

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Nov. 01, 2013

Aiming to give small- and mid-size arts organizations the same technology and marketing power as major cultural institutions, Fractured Atlas last week unveiled, a free, web-based software system that helps arts groups sell tickets, raise funds, and grow their audiences and organizations.

PKPR placed exclusive launch day stories in the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company and then secured post-launch stories in outlets ranging from Backstage, Playbill, and Filmmaker to Xconomy, Digital Music News, Hypebot, and IndieWire.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 01, 2013 at 9:53 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Fractured Atlas Hits the Road!

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Feb. 18, 2013

Aiming to both empower artists and better address the challenges facing them, Fractured Atlas, the nation’s largest arts service organization, hit the road for a week of panels, tours, and Meet & Greets across the south. Fractured Atlas made stops at all the major arts hubs in the South, including: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Columbia, Louisville, Jackson, and Nashville.

Making sure that all local artists got the most out of the tour, PKPR placed stories in every market including: Charlotte Observer, Louisville Courier-Journal, Louisville Public Radio, Nashville Scene, Jackson Free Press, Birmingham News and Columbia Free Times.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 18, 2013 at 5:31 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

An OpenTable for Rehearsal Space

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Sep. 15, 2012

Fractured Atlas this month launched the first service enabling artists to find, schedule, and rent available rehearsal and performance space based on a wide range of needs, including date, time, cost, and location.

PKPR placed stories on service in a wide range of outlets, including Backstage (check out the awesome infographic above), The Next Web (which dubbed it “an OpenTable for rehearsal space”), Crain’s New York Business, American Theatre Magazine, New York Observer’s Betabeat, DNAinfo, Brokelyn, and Animal New York.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 15, 2012 at 12:06 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Fractured Atlas Profiled in Reuters

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Sep. 13, 2012

Reuters today takes an in depth look at how Fractured Atlas is at the forefront of fiscal sponsorship, an increasingly popular funding alternative that allows artists and small arts groups receive grants and tax deductible donations that are normally only available to 501(3)c organizations. Over the past year, more than 2,000 arts projects have raised nearly $10 million through Fractured Atlas’ fiscal sponsorship program, the largest arts program of its kind in the nation.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 11:59 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

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