2016! A reflection on the past, present and future of Archive Collective

Archive Collective Magazine wishes you a very happy new year and an amazing start to 2016. May this year present you with new adventures, fresh inspiration, and tons of delicious creativity.
A few reflections on this past year and some thoughts for the future…

Dear friends, collaborators and readers,

Archive Collective Magazine wishes you a very happy new year and an amazing start to 2016. May this year present you with new adventures, fresh inspiration, and tons of delicious creativity.

A few reflections on this past year and some thoughts for the future. 
We’ve been extremely blessed with the growth and momentum that our little zine has gained since its inception in May. In 8 short months we’ve published 5 issues, worked with more than a 100 artists, and partnered up with some awesome, likeminded brands. We sincerely thank everything who’s helped us get this far and supported us along the way.

We ‘re also using this milestone to think about goals and resolutions for the coming year, and the directions we’d like Archive to go in the future.

1.  A platform is a voice, and we would like to dedicate our 2016 to making sure our voice is inspirational, positive, and motivating to our readers. The goal is to launch an “ACTIONS” subcategory alongside our usual suspects (images, design, etc) that will focus on the intersection between art and activism. We’d like to call on all our readers to submit personal projects or inspirational references that touch on the following issues: political critique, environmentalism, feminism, sustainability, social change, art as therapy, and personal development in any sense.  Let’s get a conversation started! We’ll also be prioritizing submissions that are uplifting and empowering in regards to our other content categories.

2. Archive is all about collaborative creation. Our aim since the beginning has been to generate a platform that makes it easy for upcoming artists to get involved, pitch us their ideas, and even participate in the curating process. In 2016 we’d like to push that a step further  with our Open Curation board on pinterest, where any budding or professional curator can jump onboard, send us their favourite art projects, and have their selections featured on our site (…with accreditation, of course).

3. In early 2016 we’d like to place a stronger focus on writing (short prose, commentary and poetry), as well as music (including experimental sound-based art). Feel free to shoot us through a message if you work in words or soundwaves and would like to get involved.

4. And lastly, we resolve to continue making our content accessible to all curious readers, anywhere in the whole-wide-wifi-connected-world.  For this reason our features and issues will remain online, and will remain entirely free to read and browse through on our website.

Warm regards,
Team Archive Collective

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