Ruckus needs $1,750 to ensure the continuation of Louisville’s only independent arts journalism platform. Ruckus is an independent writing and review collaborative that promotes local artists, curators, and institutions while informing the public of the art around them. Ruckus, which started as an experimental entity in 2018, has already laid a solid foundation to prepare for a sustainable model in 2019. Funding would give needed stability to core operations for Ruckus, such as advertising, printing, licensing costs, etc.
Ruckus fills a need for local, independent, arts journalism by focusing on entities that are committed to visual excellence by way of critical dialogue in Louisville, KY. Ruckus is unique compared to other local outlets because it defines art excellence as possessing a concern for the socio-historic contexts of work, an engagement with the broader discourse of art nationally and internationally, and a demonstration of thoughtful conceptual content that moves beyond trends, home goods, or hollow localism.
Ruckus is invested in catalyzing literacy in the fields of art, craft, and design with an eye on the belief that better identifying where one ends and another begins, a more robust landscape of interdisciplinary art-making can emerge. Funding for Ruckus can have a large impact on our community by spreading knowledge of local initiatives with an eye towards international trends.