The impact of COVID-19 and the resulting shelter-in-place measures have had unprecedented effects on both the arts sector and the world at large. As a community, artists have been forced to reevaluate what it means to host events and gather in public. We recognize and appreciate the impact that has had on all of us. We strive to be a continued presence in the field for whatever is after this moment.
As an organization, we have done a lot of thinking about our strengths and what they mean to the arts community. After much consideration, we have decided to focus our efforts on our fiscal sponsorship donation and management tools, including Fundraising by Fractured Atlas.
To that end, we made the difficult decision to discontinue the Artful.ly ticketing and CRM service effective July 31, 2020.
We recognize that there are still events to be had and gatherings to hold. However, we feel that the best way for us to serve the community is to focus on our most essential services. We fiscally-sponsor more artists than anyone in the country and will continue to support and strengthen that program.
Stay healthy, take care of yourself, and know that the art you make still matters; it probably matters more now than it ever did. Please reach out if you have any questions about this transition.