|About Our Speaker:Adam J. Natale joined Fractured Atlas as the Director of Partnerships & Business Development in December 2005 and since has seen the organization grow immensely, with over 5,000 members joining within the past year. Adam spearheaded an innovative audience development program with organizations including Theatre Development Fund and High 5 Tickets to the Arts, and launched Fractured Atlas’ online learning system and its arts insurance program. Adam is currently working on the development of ATHENA, a suite of open source software for arts organizations. He has served as a panelist and/or conducted presentations at several arts organizations, including: Theatre Communications Group, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and Alternate ROOTS, among others. For Fractured Atlas’ Open Arts Network, he has formed collaborative partnerships with 120+ arts organizations across the country. Prior to his position at Fractured Atlas, he served the Theater & Musical Theater disciplines at the National Endowment for the Arts. Adam has served as an Associate Producer with the New York Musical Theatre Festival, is a past member and chair of Americans for the Arts’ Emerging Leader Council, and is a freelance theater/musical theater director. He is an Associate Member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society (SDC) and serves on the Board of Directors of off-Broadway’s Red Bull Theater. He is a graduate of American University with a degree in Directing for Theatre and Film.About Fractured Atlas
Fractured Atlas is a non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations. Its programs and services facilitate the creation of art by offering vital support to the artists who produce it. Fractured Atlas helps artists and arts organizations function more effectively as businesses by providing access to funding, healthcare, education, and more, all in a context that honors their individuality and independent spirit. By nurturing today’s talented but underrepresented voices, Fractured Atlas hopes to foster a dynamic and diverse cultural landscape of tomorrow.
About This Series:
This series, held four times throughout the year, brings experts from across the nation to discuss innovative ideas and opportunities for the diverse community of Kansas City artists. This series highlights experiences, lessons learned, opportunities, and the unique issues and challenges faced by artists of all disciplines in the business side of their work.