ART is PERSONAL. Most art magazines are not. MEDIUM is.
Art, by nature, is intensely personal.
Most art magazines are not.
MEDIUM is an art magazine that lifts the stories of artists and highlights the spiritual nature of creating art and following your dreams.
It features artists from across the spectrum of creative practice and experience, shares their stories through video and multi media, and provides a platform for discussing the intensely personal side of creative expression.
MEDIUM is a digital work, published monthly to subscribers. The magazine is based in Denver Colorado and features many of Denver's most talented and audacious artists in hot pursuit of their dreams, potential and success.
Featured artists are challenged to conceptualize a short film/story based on their experiences, medium of expression and dreams for the future, making each feature a work of creativity itself. We then work with the artist to produce a 3-5 minute video unique to the artist which captures their journey and dream for an engaged audience. The result is a short, powerful presentation of the artist's work and vision, and serves as a unique marketing tool to help advance their career. Personal + progress.
On the reader's side, readers/viewers are engaged through the testimonies of these artists and inspired to find ways of telling their own stories through creating. They are challenged to embrace new forms of expression and make connections with a wider creative community.
MEDIUM is engaging, provocative, and unconventional. It provides an inclusive context for intimacy in creative community and elicits a more personal approach to conversations about the meaning of art.
MEDIUM is also a unique portal to the Denver indie arts scene, which is thriving with talent and drive in a variety of creative disciplines. From passionate musicians to visual artists on a mission, to designers devoted to making Denver a go-to city for fashion, the mile-high city is full to bursting with living dreams and stories to be told.
"Creativity is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the artist. It's a gift to the world and every being in it. Don't cheat us of your contribution.
Give us what you've got."
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Projects are only funded if the goal is reached in full by the end date.
Numbers mean perspective! If 1,783 people give $5 to this project, it will be funded! No amount is too small.
If we don't know each other, thanks for taking the time to read! For the price of a latte I'd like to give you 3 editions of MEDIUM for free.
-------------------------------------- Magazine Details
Digital not print
Multi-Media - words, images, sound files, moving pictures
Biography - simple stories of passionate people
Edition One - free + forthcoming in April
Subsequent Editions - bi-monthly, $6
Contributors - assembling
------------------------------------------------ The Needs
Equipment! My computer is dying, my camera outdated, my software + hardware lack quality. Improvements are necessary to make the publication top notch.
Web + Marketing
Involvement I'm looking to involve other passionate and talented artists + writers + designers in this project. If this idea is tingling in your bones (like it is in mine), I invite you to reach out via one of my social profiles.
Business Coaching Every viable creative vision needs viable entrepreneurial vision. I want to build a solid + sustainable business model and while I've learned a lot there's a lot more to learn. Investing in a good business coach is a top priority on my list.
Share, Tweet, +1, Pin (even better, EMAIL) this project to a friend you feel would resonate with its goal + purpose!
------------------ a short video + my inspiration
I want to share a video with you that was - and still is - the inspiration and ultimate goal behind this project. It's a clip from Anthony Bourdain's show, No Reservations last year when he visited Haiti. A short spot was given to some Haitian artists creating modest (YET SO FULL OF MEANING) pieces of art out of found objects from the year-old rubble, and selling them in the hut they work from.
These artists have nothing materially but what they're creating from - and even that is evidence of ruin and heartbreak. These are the kinds of stories I want to tell in my journeys . . . the creative spirit that rises above dire circumstances to create something uniquely beautiful. A piece of their soul in the world.
See the short video here and begin at 7:00 minutes.
Most importantly, every backer will receive a handcrafted sentiment from my mom's budding business. You'll want to order a whole pack, they're so simply perfect.
For (limited) backers of $500+ portrait artist, Robyn Huffman, will create a custom portrait of your choice, size 24" x ____
For (limited) backers of $300+ urban artist, Robin Munro, will create a custom piece (or tattoo in you're in Denver) of your choice, size 20" x ____
For backers of $50, you may choose one accessory piece from Siouxsiequeue's Etsy store. Few pieces are limited. Suzanne is featured in the local section of the magazine's first edition. Below are two examples of her beautiful work!
Back just $10+ and choose two unique photos from my iPhonography or Inpira-Grams albums on Pinterest to have personalized + printed! Further instructions on choosing photographs after the "back jump."
------------------------------------------------ the Memoir
Crunch Time : A Deeply Personal Survival Memoir from a First Year Artist + Entrepreneur *a collection of 50 Life Lessons from the Field*
This little book is about part of my journey. It's a collection of short essays based on simple truths that have changed my life in the past year. Each is one page or less.
Truthfully, It was an "up-at-dawn, pride swallowing siege that I will never fully tell you about" . . . but actually I did. In the book. Which proved to be the first time I've written that much in one weekend when I was in . . . crunch time. I'm sure it won't be the last.
I wrote it because I wanted to grab hold of that time - the darkest and most precious time of the journey - when so much seems to be crashing down and your dreams seem like a fantasy and your pride is shattered and you can't see through the tears to type and . . . nobody knows it but you.
The time which must be fully felt, fully remembered in order to pass through it to bask in the sunshine of success. Success not just in accomplishing dreams, but in accomplishing getting through the darkest nights.
The book is on the Kindle Store for $0.99. Backing this project for $5+ gets you the free download.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $10,000 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on April 20, 2012.
Mar 14, 2012 - Apr 20, 2012
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:: At this very moment my spirit is sending you grateful vibes! :: I'll send them to you more formally in my mom's handcrafted sentiments line! :: You will also receive a code to download my little book on Amazon free.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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:: Above :: 2 of my own Instaprints - for the perfect place in your office to remind you we can help each other reach our dreamsEstimated delivery: May 2012
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Memoir :: Insta-prints :: Year Subscription :: Image Feature :: CURATE AN EDITION This is my FAVORITE reward! I'd love to begin working with some of you brilliantly talented people on this project (is that you?!). If you're serious about this topic + want to gain exposure, this is a unique opportunity.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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:: Memoir :: Instaprints :: Year subscription :: FEATURE STORY! If you want to be featured that's great - but don't forget, this is a great gift for your artist friend too! Everyone needs to start somewhere with being published - this is a great way to make a big impact with one gift! (Feature will be within first 2-7 months)Estimated delivery: May 2012
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:: Memoir :: Instaprints :: Year subscription :: YOU WRITE A FEATURE STORY! This is also my favorite reward (I have two get over it)! I want to gather more talented writers around this project and you might have just the voice we need to hear!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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:: Memoir :: Instaprints :: Year Subscription :: Commissioned piece (or tattoo if you're in Denver) from urban artist, Robin Munro. I am still saving for one of his tattoos! I'll be jealous!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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:: Above (-Robin piece) :: Commissioned piece from portrait artist, Robyn Huffman. I will be surprised if this is not one of the first rewards to go. If Robyn weren't about to have her second child, she could commission two. This is rare talent that anyone would be proud to have in their home!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012