The Radical Art Review is a platform harnessing shared creative potential to build radical, progressive social change. Now in our seventh issue, SOLITUDE, we're an independent media outlet focused on building a democratic artistic counterculture in a world fractured by anxiety, prejudice, and systems thinking.
Founded in 2017 with the long-term mission of democratising art and culture writing, we have grown from a blog run by two people to a print and digital platform staffed by an all-volunteer team of 10. We publish all sorts: from full-length investigative features into the artists at the forefront of political change, to ASMR gaming podcasts, artist interviews, underground poetry, videos, and more. We accept pitches of any kind, be they creative or journalistic.
We are currently working hard to deliver on our next issue throughout the Autumn, which marks a huge move for us into the world of print. We're partnering with some amazing organisations on the frontlines of mutual aid and the independent media to deliver this.
Want to contribute? We are accepting pitches exploring contemporary social and political concerns through art and culture.
Has a film excited a feeling in you for social change? Did a recent album inspire a new sense
of political empowerment?
We are looking for 500-1000 words on these themes.
We are also always keen to collaborate with and celebrate artists working across all mediums.
If you would like to share your creative work on our site, or discuss the ideas that drive you to make, please get in touch.
Co-Editors: Niall Walker and Ciaran Daly
Film Editor: Georgina Allan
Environment Editor: Georgia Preece
Comics Editor: Steff Humm
Visual Director: Megan Daly
Designer: Katrin Thrastardottir
Poetry Editor: Matthew Magill
Lit & Performance Editor: Harry Smithson
We're always looking to expand and diverge our team and editorial output. If you want the opportunity to be involved in editing a section of our site, get in touch. You'll receive training from NCTJ-accredited journalists, press passes, and a supportive team.
You can even invent your own section, if you want.
As a non-profit co-operative, we are fully powered by a small team of volunteers.
For £2 a month people can pay to support our work, with the money currently going towards our operational costs (such as our web fees, ad spend, or design.)
In return our patrons receive weekly curated recommendations from our editors, covering independent film to exhibitions and events.
Although we are currently unable to compensate all of our contributors, we hope to offer this as soon as possible, as our audience grows and we work towards our long-term goal of becoming a non-profit radical publisher.
For more information, visit our Patreon.