This post is part of a series dedicated to highlighting small and medium-sized enterprises across the country employing technology in new and innovative ways.
Headquartered in New York, Fractured Atlas is a nonprofit that creates technology tools to eliminate barriers to artistic expression. The technology allows artist members to spend less time raising money, finding workspace, and selling tickets, and concentrate more on making art. The organization reaches a network of over 400,000 artists and arts organizations throughout every Congressional district in the nation. Given Fractured Atlas’ massive scope, it’s difficult to believe founder and Executive Director Adam Huttler was the organization’s lone employee, working out of a studio in East Harlem, in the early 2000s. Today, the organization employs more than 30 staffers, and up until this past March, I was one of them. Under Adam’s tutelage, I completed a two-year fellowship at Fractured Atlas in which I explored opportunities for the arts community to get involved in advocacy efforts around technology policies that impact them. I reconnected with Adam to get his take on the intersection between technology, the arts, and entrepreneurship.