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Fractured Atlas

New York, New York
www.fracturedatlas.org

Fractured Atlas was awarded $220,000 between 2014 and 2019, including 3 grants in Technology in the Public Interest and Chicago Commitment.

$20,000

2019 • 2 months • Technology in the Public Interest

Fractured Atlas is a national organization that supports the arts and culture community through a variety of programs and services. The award supports Down for the Count: Black in 2020, a conference that will bring together a group of interdisciplinary experts to explore how artificial intelligence and related technologies might impact Black people during the 2020 census and U.S. election cycle.

$150,000

2016 • 2 years, 8 months • Chicago Commitment

Fractured Atlas, Inc. is a national organization that supports the arts and culture community through a variety of programs and services including: fiscal sponsorship, insurance, technology, advocacy, and research. Sustain Arts is a fiscally-sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. Sustain Arts is a regionally-focused, web-based data-visualization program that uses data sets from sources such as the U.S. Census and the National Endowment of the Arts Survey of Public Participation in the Arts to provide information to arts and culture organizations about their potential audience and the funding landscape. The web-based program creates a common understanding among the arts and culture sector about what types of organizations are located in which neighborhoods or areas; analyzes links among funding sources, demographic groups, and cultural participation; and prompts conversations about data collection among arts and culture institutions.
This award supports the public launch of the platform, ongoing technology maintenance and improvements, renewing data sets, and communications and engagement related to the platform

$50,000

2014 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Fractured Atlas, Inc. is a national organization that supports the arts and culture community through a variety of programs and services including: fiscal sponsorship, insurance, technology, advocacy, and research. In recent years it has developed its expertise in creating technology solutions to common challenges such as ticketing, donor management, and finding performance space. This grant funds the research and planning phase of developing open data standards for arts data, which will improve the field's operating efficiency, technical capabilities, ability to access what is often already public information, and overall resilience. This grant is the first step in what we expect will be a multi-phased project, leading eventually to a common arts calendar for Chicago and other information resources for the City based on a system of integrated arts data.

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