Seven tips for building a sustainable art career
Now more than ever before, success requires that artists be entrepreneurs and small business owners who are skilled at keeping themselves informed, networking, fundraising, and marketing their work effectively. The staff at Fractured Atlas has compiled a list of practical tips to help you take meaningful immediate steps toward a better future — one where you spend less time worrying about the hurdles that stand in your way and have more time to create your art.
This op-ed comes courtesy of Tim Cynova, the deputy director of Fractured Atlas.
Fractured Atlas coming to Columbia
Two staff members from Fractured Atlas - a national organization committed to eliminating barriers to success for the cultural community - will be visiting Columbia and hosting an artists’ happy hour/meet and greet, to hear all about the needs, thoughts, and concerns of the arts community. You're invited to join them February 9 at Hunter Gatherer from 5:30-7:30pm for food, drinks, and conversation; then, if you’re still ready for more, attend the opening night party for the Columbia Jewish Film Festival and a screening of Hava Nagila with friends from The Nickelodeon. Tickets for the party and film screening can be purchased by calling 803-787-2023.
Fractured Atlas is proud to be able to say that they have members not just in all 50 states but in every single congressional district, and they’re always looking for fun new ways to get out, meet everyone, and see all of the great art being created every day. In that spirit, they’re adding a new component to their travel this year. Over the course of six months, members of the senior program staff will be going on three, one-week tours to cities across the country historically underrepresented by their visits. The Southern Tour kicked off Monday, February 4 in Jackson, MS. From there they headed to Birmingham, AL (2/5) and Nashville, TN (2/6), with trips planned for Louisville, KY (2/7), Atlanta, GA (2/8), Columbia, SC (2/9), and Charlotte, NC (2/10). All told, seven cities in seven states in seven days. And they'd love to see you! If you’re an artist in or around any of those cities, you can follow Fractured Atlas on Facebook or Twitter for city-specific updates or make sure, via your membership profile, that you are subscribed to the “Announcements” email list.
Fractured Atlas is a national organization that supports folks at every level of the cultural ecosystem. Mostly that includes individual artists — performing, visual, literary, design, media, and everything in between — and arts organizations — from one-person outfits to the biggest of the big. Its mission is to empower artists, arts organizations, and other cultural sector stakeholders by eliminating practical barriers to artistic expression, so as to foster a more agile and resilient cultural ecosystem. Services include fiscal sponsorship, insurance, online resources, networking, and more.
Via: Fractured Atlas