The New CreatedHere Magazine
You may remember when I shared last fall that I would not be publishing a fall issue. While CreatedHere started with just a few artist interviews, at my own pace and on my own time (which worked great for a mom with small children) it had become more stressful. My passion project had outgrown me and I realized I couldn’t keep up. I was seeing other creative publications that I admired being brought to a similar point (Design Sponge, Rookie magazine). CreatedHere either needed to be laid to rest or the team had to grow.
Enter Allison Green and Kerry Lawlor.
I had worked with both before, Allison as a contributing writer, and Kerry as the graphic designer from New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD). They had been working on The Gem, a short-term publication for NBCCD. Though The Gem was wrapping up, they were still passionate about promoting art in New Brunswick. When they reached out to suggest a collaboration, it seemed like a natural next step.
We joined forces on Issue #8. It was amazing to work with a team, and I am really proud of the magazine we put out into the world. Based on that success we’ve made it official. We are pleased to announce that CreatedHere is now a joint partnership between myself, the Founder, Allison Green, the Managing Editor, and Kerry Lawlor, the Art Director. We will be working together to produce online and print content, pooling our talents and networks to reach a wider audience and promote more of our amazing artists.
This also marks the beginning of a stronger partnership with the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design. The College is offering support to CreatedHere – space to grow and the resources to expand our reach – because they see the value of a publication focused on the New Brunswick art industry. This partnership is offered with no strings attached. CreatedHere will remain an independent, non-profit publication with complete editorial freedom. We are grateful to the College for seeing the value CreatedHere has to offer to the craftspeople and designers of New Brunswick, many of whom are graduates of NBCCD.
There are many exciting things coming down the pipe. We will be taking the summer to get set up, update our brand and website, and work toward the launch of Issue #9 in September. We look forward to receiving exciting submissions from many great artists and arts writers for this issue, so keep an eye out for the call for submissions in the next few days.