1340ART Magazine Quarterly Competition
1340Art Magazine is an international art and culture magazine which covers mainly contemporary art. It has a readership of over 120,000 and international distribution. The magazine includes features on art and artists, highlighting notable new exhibitions around the world and showcasing artwork.
As a team, we at 1340ART are ever evolving, and are always on the lookout for talented upcoming artists. We are passionate about providing these artists with a platform to obtain some exposure for their work. In view of this, we developed our 1340Art Magazine quarterly competition.
The magazine feature is competition based and is by invite only. Everyone who enters will receive a digital copy for FREE.
A large portion of our magazine is advertised content, where artists pay a fixed fee to publish their work. These pages are mostly bought up by large galleries who want to obtain extra exposure for their artists. With this magazine competition, we also want to give emerging artists (not backed by large galleries or agencies) an opportunity to gain some exposure for their work.
In our efforts to promote upcoming artists from around the world, we offer the opportunity for these artists to submit their work for a chance to be featured in the magazine.
There is a small, once-off entry fee to submit artwork, and we have a jury who selects different pieces each month that will be published in that particular edition. They therefore make a selection in 3 stages of each quarter, and the winners will be announced at the end of the relevant quarter, before the magazine is published. We notify all the entrants directly by email regarding the results.
Art is engaged in an exploration of our world. We therefore try hard not to reflect any one particular style or discipline. It means reviewing hundreds of submissions, looking always for the hidden gems and ensuring that when we compile each new edition, we feature some more well-known artists of our moment, alongside stunning upcoming talents of the world. We strive to include varying styles and processes, whilst still maintaining the quality of the content we provide to our readers.
In the beginning of 2018, we started a groundbreaking project as the next progressive stage for 1340Art – the 1340Foundation. As an organization founded by artists, it has always been top of mind to create a platform for emerging artists to showcase their work. What better way to accomplish this mission, than to support various non-profit art organizations from all over the world in their pursuit to do the same! Proceeds from our quarterly magazine competition, therefore, provide backing for these organizations in aid of promoting young artists and empowering them, which we believe contributes to stronger communities, and helps raise public awareness.
Each quarter will feature a different non-profit art related cause, and we will not only promote them and what they do in that edition of the magazine, but also, proceeds from that quarter’s submissions will be donated to the chosen charity organization.