un Projects

Community Arts & Cultural Development

Support un Projects 2021

un Projects publishes work that is bold and unafraid. It occupies a unique space in the independent Australian arts community by linking discourse and dialogue across people, galleries and artforms.

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un Projects champions emerging voices, First Nations practitioners, and diverse and independent arts writers. We publish work from the margins, writing that is innovative and exciting. With your support, we will continue to take a leadership role in fostering experimentation, excellence, connectivity and accessibility around contemporary visual art.

The biannual un Magazine remains the only magazine of its kind in the Australian art landscape – fostering critical dialogue, celebrating local visual art practice, publishing new voices alongside established ones, and showcasing the best independent art writing.

2020 has shown us just how precarious our practices and our livelihoods can be. It has also shown us just how essential art is for our hearts and minds, individually and collectively. Publishing from the margins is as important as ever in representing the diversity of our community, and in encouraging art writing that is challenging and unafraid.

We are thrilled to welcome Snack Syndicate – Astrid Lorange and Andrew Brooks – as our 2021 guest editors for un Magazine. As experimental practitioners straddling forms and disciplines, Snack Syndicate bring their diverse practices and networks to un. In their two issues of the magazine, they will explore ideas around surplus and the metabolic. 2021 will see us unveil a brand new website, privileging design, accessibility and multi-media works.

Right now, we are fortunate enough to be the recipients of a Plus1 Grant, which means that every dollar we raise in this campaign will be matched dollar-for-dollar. This is an amazing opportunity for us to lead discussion + discourse, develop sustainable publishing practices, and for you to see your donation go further!

With your donation, you are supporting the only national publication that celebrates art and experimental writing — fostering the next generation of writers, makers and thinkers.

Committed to inclusivity, everything that we publish is free but ALL contributors are paid. Supporting us at any level makes a difference. To give you an idea of the value of your donation:
$500+ unPrecedented – supports the career development of an emerging arts writer, including professional mentoring and paid publication in un Magazine
$1,200+ unConditional – allows us to commission three months worth of innovative, engaged and quality content
$200+ unDisputed – pays an arts writer to publish a review of an independent ARI or gallery on un Extended
$3,000+ unSurpassed – sponsors a writer to produce a major body of new work engaging critically and creatively with contemporary visual art

If you are interested in discussing your support, please contact Sarah Gory, un Managing Editor, on sarahgory@unprojects.org.au.

With thanks to Creative Partnerships Partnerships Australia and the Plus1 matched funding program.

un Projects is a collective based in Australia that generates independent and critical dialogue around contemporary art, primarily through publishing projects.

With a focus on artists, writers, artist-run initiatives and independent projects, un Projects publishes articles, artists’ work and reviews, in print and online. un Projects also presents exhibitions, talks and other one-off contemporary art-related events.

Our flagship publication is un Magazine, a bi-annual collection of essays, works and experimental writing, documenting Australia’s vibrant independent arts communities and fostering the next generation of arts writers, editors and curators. Our digital publishing arm, un Extended, is a leader in discourse around independent, contemporary art in Australia and overseas.

Founded as a magazine in 2004 by Melbourne artist Lily Hibberd, un Projects was established in 2008 to ensure the ongoing publication of un Magazine and develop further art writing initiatives.


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