Partners

Randa Maddah - RESTORATION, Station Beirut, 2018

Our Partners:

Statement from Partners

Social art practice has arguably always focused on crisis conditions and issues of social concern. In the many different situations it has touched, the COVID-19 global pandemic has highlighted structural inequality while creating a need for human cooperation and mutual aid. As a wider community, we have an opportunity to reflect on this work now that it has become more urgent, but also more precarious.

Beyond the Now is an opportunity for this group of partners to pool resources, our networks, different disciplines and skills, and to create a partnership project, a space where we could collaborate, imagine and curate with others, where a mix of creative and critical voices from across our communities, medias and the globe sit side-by-side on an open platform. 

We would love to see this syndication creating new awareness of the diversity of social art practice, the many contexts in which it is employed, and the thoughtful exploration of commonality and difference that this work engages in. Although this is a very difficult moment in time, we hope that we might be able to hold a space within Beyond the Now, that is hopeful and enquiring, even while accepting the scale of the problems that are now encountered.

Hear from our Partners:

What inspired you to commit to this project?

What outcomes would you like to see from this syndication?

‘Beyond the Now’ is a syndicated social practice platform, founded by partners based and working in locations across the globe, which aims to open up new creative, cultural and political affinities for a post-pandemic world.

Contributor

Multimedia Requirements

Header Image

One Image: 2560px x 1440px (or bigger) – Max file size 7MB

Profile Picture

Square Image: 500px x 500px (or bigger) – Max file size 5MB

Pictures in Contribution

Minimum 600px wide – Max file size 5MB

Videos

Uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo

Audio

Uploaded to Soundcloud

Contribution Guidelines

‘Beyond the Now’ aims for an accessible written style. It is not an academic journal and the written contributions may include first person accounts and reflections. 

Contributions should be approximately 500-1000 words in length. 

Where the content of the submission involves theoretical or other specialist content, please aim as much as possible for exposition that will be accessible to a general reader (i.e. across academic disciplines and to non-academics). 

The language of the site is English (UK spelling). Please use ‘z’ spelling for words ending in ‘-ize’, ‘-ization’ (Example: organize, organization). Alternative spellings in quoted material, book and article titles should not be changed, however. 

Referencing should be included in the MLA format: MLA Citation Guide

References to webpages may be included as hyperlinks. 

For Written Submissions

Please clearly indicate the title of the submission and provide, if possible, an image to accompany it with required acknowledgement / permission for use. 

Please provide any social media or other contact details that you would like included with the piece when it is published. 

For Multimedia Submissions

Please provide a title for the piece and a short (50 word) outline of content for publication.  

If possible, please provide a still from the video for use on the ‘Beyond the Now’ site. 

Please provide any social media or other contact details that you would like included with the piece when it is published. 

Style Guidelines

Author Biography

The Bio should be 100-150 words long to ensure a standard appearance across the site  (100 words minimum and 150 words maximum).

For Titles

Please capitalise each of the main words of the title. Avoid using capitals throughout. (e.g. ‘Beyond the Now’ is good. Not ‘BEYOND THE NOW’ or ‘Beyond the now’ unless there is a compelling reason)

For Subtitles

Subtitles must be consistent across the publication. Please do not underline subtitles.

Main Body

Please use single spacing throughout. Do not include text in bold (except for subtitles).
Where the content of the submission involves theoretical or other specialist content, please aim as much as possible for exposition that will be accessible to a general reader (i.e. across academic disciplines and to non-academics).

The language of the site is English (UK spelling). Please use ‘z’ spelling for words ending in ‘-ize’, ‘-ization’ (Example: organize, organization). Alternative spellings in quoted material, book and article titles should not be changed, however.

Captions for Images

Please follow this format when including captions for images. Not every image will need all of these entries. Select those that are required and use the order indicated:
  • Artist / Image title /  date / photo credit.
Alternatively, for images that are not artworks:
  • Image caption / photo credit.