Monday, February 4, 2013

Fractured Atlas Breaks Nashville: Arts Organization Says Don't DIY Alone

Posted By on Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM

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Fractured Altas is the largest arts service organization in the country, and their tour of important Southern creative hubs includes a stop in Nashville this Wednesday. Yet again, Nashville's art scene finds itself winning attention on a national level, but Fractured's visit is more than just another reason for the city's artists to pat themselves on the back. This panel discussion at Cumberland Gallery will give Nashville's art community a chance to come together to reflect on some of the most difficult aspects of living a life in art.

Whether you are a magician, musician, acrobat or clown, Fractured Atlas wants you as a member. Benefits include everything from assistance with fundraising, access to myriad insurance options, software for event ticketing, assistance with international visas and bunch of help with all those practical things that sometimes fall by the wayside when searching for that perfect guitar tone, that artful turn of phrase, that perfect mark on a painted panel.

I'm not an expert on Fractured Atlas and I've never been a member, but tonight's presentation seems like a no-brainer: A chance to ask some questions of folks who've obviously examined the DIY life and have put together a battery of resources that just might be as powerful as their persuasive website says it is. Fractured claims dozens of Nashville artists and organizations in its ranks, and the organization has financially supported more than 150 projects in Tennessee. The page dedicated to fiscal sponsorship on their website shows that they've raised $5000 for Quilt: Art to Mend the World: a Franklin, Tenn.,-based project by artist Kate Ransohoff. Tonight's talk is a great chance for Nashville artists to see what Fractured might be able to do for them.

All the fun starts at 6:30 p.m. at Cumberland Gallery.

See you there!

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