Artivate Shifts to Rolling-Basis Publication


On July 1, 2023, the editorship of Artivate transitioned from Neville Vakharia and Paul Bonin-Rodriguez to us: Olaf Kuhlke, Diane Ragsdale, and E. Andrew Taylor (José Valentino Ruiz was initially part of the co-editor team, but decided to withdraw due to other commitments). With this shift, we (the co-editors of Artivate) along with the University of Arkansas Press are pleased to announce that Artivate will publish articles on a rolling basis with its next volumes rather than in seasonal issues. This change is inspired by shifting research practices, increased expectations for the timely release of research to scholarly communities, and the desire by authors for a quicker response time in the submission review process.

Any submissions currently under consideration will automatically be considered for publication on a rolling basis; and our aim is to publish a minimum of six articles per year and an additional handful of book reviews. Furthermore, each volume will move from a calendar year basis to an academic year basis. Thus, all articles and book reviews published between September 2023 and May 2024 will constitute Volume 12 of Artivate.

In August the new editorial team will publish its introduction to Volume 12 along with a joint statement on future directions and areas of interest. In the meantime, we encourage you to review our newly refreshed website, in particular the following updated sections:

We also highly recommend that you carve out time to read the recently released Special Issue (Volume 11, Issue 3), edited by Johanna Taylor and Adrienne Callander, which is the final discreet issue to be published by the journal. We extend our deepest gratitude to Johanna Taylor and Adrienne Callander for their editorial leadership and their skill in curating this thought-provoking collection. Along with excellent contributions by Amy Whitaker on hybrid organizations as a form of creative institutional design responding to multiple forms of value; by artist and sociologist Megan Jordan on arts activism as a form of arts entrepreneurship; and by Javier J. Hernández Acosta on an innovative guaranteed income cultural employment initiative in Puerto Rico, the issue features a futurecasting glossary to which all past and present editors of Artivate were invited to contribute.

As an editorial collective we have decades of experience as artists, scholars, writers, institutional leaders, makers of policies, programs, and enterprises, and administrators. We are deeply engaged with theories and practices of the field of arts entrepreneurship, its history, present state, and possibilities for the future. It is a privilege to be given an opportunity to steward the journal in the coming years and, in the process, to play a role in shaping both its content and strategies of engagement with a range of constituencies. In the coming months, we look forward to connecting with all stakeholders of Artivate as we consider ways to build on the accomplishments of our predecessors and work to further increase the journal’s profile and impact. With this transition to rolling-basis publication, we are particularly enthused by the possibilities to better serve scholars and various publics seeking to engage with Artivate and the field of arts entrepreneurship more broadly.

Olaf Kuhlke, Diane Ragsdale, and E. Andrew Taylor