CROSS CITY ZINE is a new public art project showcasing the artists living and working along the Lichfield-Redditch Cross City Train Line. The printed zine will be distributed back into trains and platforms, surreptitiously left for passengers to find and read during their journeys.
The Cross City Train Line cuts through 24 places over 32 miles with millions of journeys made every year. It is more than just a transport corridor - this project aims to tap into it’s potential to be a space where a large and diverse audience can encounter contemporary art as part of their everyday lives.
After an outstanding response to our call for submissions, we have selected the work of 15 artists and writers to showcase in the first issue of Cross City Zine. We are working with The Holodeck to produce the zine. The zine will be the size of an A5 booklet and printed with a Riso printer.
We are crowdfunding to print up to 200 zines. This will allow us to reach a larger audience - distributing zines onto trains onto platforms, as well as additional zines into art spaces, libraries and community hubs along the train line. We’ll also be able to give each of of our artists a copy!
All the money we raise will go toward the cost of printing, with zines being distributed free of charge and will not be sold for profit.
DONATE £5 and we will send you some Cross City Zine stickers as a thank you for supporting the project!
DONATE £10 and you will be one of 10 people to be sent a copy of the zine. (If you don’t live along the train line this is the best way to get your hands on one!)
In the run up to the first issue of CROSS CITY ZINE we'll be adding information about the participating artsits to our website.
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