The Gen Z magazine has launched its second issue highlighting the many types of jobs and creative roles that exist within the arts, and how vital they are for the industry.
Consider yourself an arts connoisseur? A fan of all things creative?
You may want to check out a new magazine called Gatekeeper, founded by two Gen Z arts students last year, that highlights a variety of artists and movements within the community.
It has just launched its second issue, available for purchase on its official website, which looks at the various roles and jobs of creatives within the art industry.
What is Gatekeeper’s second issue all about?
Last year we spoke to the co-founders of Gatekeeper magazine, Lucy and Natascha Ng, who explained they wanted to create a publication examining the relationship between the arts industry and capitalism.
Issue one explored ‘transactions’, with a specific focus on the monetary realities of creating art to make a living.
This time around, Gatekeeper is looking specifically at the various jobs and creative roles that go on behind the scenes, and how intrinsic they are to our everyday consumption of art.
The word to describe this theme – and the title of the second issue – is ‘indispensable’. That term seems appropriate given the uncertainty the pandemic has brought and the precarious position the industry finds itself in.
Editor notes for this issue draw attention to the ‘necessity’ for art in ‘everyone’s livelihoods’. Natascha Ng also says that ‘one thing we’ve tried to do is understand how each role needs to change and develop in order to create an inclusive art market’.
Think of this issue as an examination of various institutions and individuals that keep the art world afloat. Issue two shines a light on those that keep things ticking along and generate opportunities for new creators and projects to shine.