As we wrap up 2016 and our semester comes to a close, we would like to share with you Contemporaneity’s accomplishments this year – which would not have been possible without the support of our donors like you!
With your help, we secured our most professional and exciting promotional materials to date, getting Contemporaneity to more potential contributors and readers than ever:
We were able to reach an international network of more than 80,000 visual-art professionals and academics through our announcement on art & education, an online platform that is the joint venture of two major arts publications e-flux and Artforum magazine. See our announcement here. By the next day, the announcement generated a flurry of emails from prospective contributors!
We represented the journal at two conferences in 2016, not just handing out our new, glossy, double-sided postcards, but also speaking on the conference stage about what we do, what our next volume will tackle, and how to get involved.
Our custom-made business cards are in the works currently, and we are excited to use these to network at upcoming events and conferences, including the major event in our discipline, the College Arts Association conference (February 2017).
Of course, this is all leading up to our major accomplishment this year: the publication of volume 5: Agency in Motion. With the momentum you gave us in the EngagePitt campaign, we undertook a few firsts with this volume:
- our first thematic edition
- our first exhibition (in Pitt’s Hillman Library lobby – see pictures below!)
- and our first cover!
We were also able to host a small but tasteful reception at Pitt to celebrate the new volume with the university community, editors, and our intern. Events like this help us keep energy around the journal, and—more important—help us strengthen relationships with other Pitt departments and institutions such as the Humanities Center, leading to more submissions, new editors and expert reviewers in other fields, and new collaborations across disciplines and platforms.