NEW YORK CITY: Fractured Atlas has announced the recipients of its 2017 Arts Entrepreneurship Awards. The awards recognize innovative business practices and new approaches in technology and entrepreneurial skills within the arts industry. The honorees will receive a commissioned award, designed by Andi Crist, and a lifetime membership to Fractured Atlas.
“The arts and culture sector is ripe with ideas, and creative entrepreneurs make these ideas a reality,” said founder and executive director Adam Huttler in a statement. “Fractured Atlas created the Arts Entrepreneurship Awards to shine a light on the most innovative minds in the field, and the emerging leaders we are honoring in 2017 are no exception.”
The theatre recipients include the opera Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser, by composer Lisa Bielawa, director Charles Otte, and librettist Erik Ehn. The episodic opera will be broadcast and available for online streaming in May.
Arts nonprofit Southern Theater in Minneapolis was also recognized. The organization’s membership program, ARTshare, offers unlimited access to dozens of performances by performing arts companies for a nomimal monthly fee. The proceeds from ARTshare benefit the Southern Theater and its 32 resident companies.
Other recipients include the Black List, an online platform and community of aspiring and professional screenwriters and filmmakers; New Orleans-based multimedia company Gigsy; and Hire Notes, a booking platform for musicians.