Front Left Magazine

by Front Left in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

£2,465

£3,500 target 16 days left
70% 40 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 3rd May 2021 at 9:00am

To launch a magazine focused on Scottish creativity, following inspiring people who call Scotland their home, through music, art & writing.

by Front Left in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Our Project

Connecting the dots between creative communities and individuals in Scotland through an independent magazine. Providing a platform, revenue, and community support for arts and music in this country, one issue at a time. 

We need your help to fund the launch of this magazine, help us print issues and fairly pay our contributors. With the support of your pledges and shares we aim to raise £3,500. 

Our project is proudly supported by Creative Scotland Crowdmatch, so every pledge you make will be matched by their fund, making your support twice as valuable!


Who are we?

Front Left is a platform dreamt up in the first stages of lockdown last year, as our spaces and lives closed up, we went looking for new ways we could connect with others. Since launching the project we’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of talented people who call Scotland their home and the range of work we’ve fallen for. Our goal is to share the stories of these people with you and promote the vast amount of people making Scotland a special place to be.

We share work from a wide range of creative practices, including; visual artists, photographers, feature writers, poets, musicians and DJs. We look for the things that connect these different disciplines and explore the role that music plays in our creative and everyday lives. 

We hope to connect you with people and things that inspire you, invite you away from a screen and into an exciting landscape of Scottish creativity.

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Our Idea

A 128 page, perfectly bound, beautifully printed magazine. Released quarterly, with the sole purpose of promoting creative people who call Scotland home. It’s a simple idea, but one we think needs doing. There is a vibrant and exciting creative scene here and, with your help, we want to promote it.

Uniquely, our magazine will invite you to access complimentary added content through QR codes, so that you can listen to interview recordings, hear featured track selections and view additional works, all whilst enjoying the magazine. No longer will you have to wonder what that track sounds like, or mean to look something up later, it will be right there for you to check out fresh off the page.

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Music

Live acts (bands, singers, songwriters) and DJs will both feature in our magazine, with interviews accompanied by linked podcasts. There’s no set genres, we’re open to it all.

You’ll find music woven throughout our magazine as we share the tracks that inspire our contributors and their work. Expect playlists, mixes and some top digging tips. 

Art

Visual artists will present pieces that have captivated our team and our network. Scotland is packed with intricately talented artists, we’ll have a section dedicated to them and their work.

Photography

Analog photography and photographers will present collections of their work and the stories behind the images. Giving you an insight into what goes on behind the lens. 

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Feature Writing

Our feature writers take on all topics, sharing their perspectives on creative communities across the country. We lean away from reviews and instead focus on the experiences that make the arts here so engaging, with stories told by emerging writers and collectives. 

Poetry

Shining a light on Scottish poets and the burgeoning poetry scene across the country. Presenting poems and the inspirations behind the featured texts. We’ll accompany these with interviews and recorded readings so you can get to know upcoming Scottish poets.

Partners

We’ll highlight independent creative businesses and their teams will be highlighted, both as guests and as our partners. We want to work with local businesses and arts led organisations to support creative community hubs. 

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Your Support

Your support will let us finance the production of our magazine, including fairly paying all of our contributors. We don’t believe in free labour. With a successful crowdfunding launch, we’ll have the capital we need to go to release our first issue later this year. From there we plan to release a magazine every three months - your support will help make that a reality. 

Your support will allow us to provide a space and a platform for Scottish creativity and shine a light on the vast amount of talented people making and sharing amazing things in this country. We’ve only just begun to scratch the surface and there’s so much we want to share...

Thank You

Whether you’ve pledged, bought a reward, shared our campaign or just bothered to read this far down - thank you for supporting our idea. This project is fuelled by community support and the ideas of encouraging people, it wouldn't be happening without you. Look out for the magazine coming soon!

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Love from, 

Ami, Chris & The Front Left Team.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

13 of 25 claimed

Zine & Print Bundle

Donate £20 and receive a limited edition, risograph zine and print bundle to give you a taste of our future magazine's content. The fold-out, risograph printed zine features interviews and playlist picks from Nikki Kent (EHFM) & Mr TC (Optimo/Phase Group) with podcasts and tracks linked via QR codes. A3 Risograph print from Scottish visual artist, Chris Connarty. Printed locally at Risotto Studio. Postage and packaging included.

£10 or more

1 of 40 claimed

Crowdfunder Zine

A taster zine version of what's to come in the Front Left Magazine... Limited edition, reversible risograph printed zine, featuring special interviews & track selections from EHFM's Nikki Kent & Phase Group's MR TC. Access full interviews and bonus playlist tracks through integrated QR codes straight off the page. UK Postage & Packaging Included.

£13 or more

0 of 40 claimed

Chris Connarty Print

Limited edition 'The World Is Yours' Chris Connarty A3 print, created especially for the Front Left Crowdfunder. Printed locally at Risotto Studio in Glasgow. UK postage & packaging included.

£30 or more

12 of 25 claimed

Bundle + Printed Newsletter Subscription.

Donate £30 to be rewarded with the above bundle and a one year subscription to our newsletter. No annoying emails, we’ll send you a real life newsletter, for you to open and enjoy. Just like our magazine you can expect QR codes to playlists, sample features and discount links to our partners and future events. Expect four a year! UK postage and packaging included.

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Custom Print

Donate £100 to receive a one of a kind commission print designed from a brief provided by you. Professionally printed with premium finish & paper suitable for the print style. UK postage & packaging included.

£150 or more

1 of 2 claimed

35mm Photoshoot

A photoshoot with Front Left, with the setting determined by the goal of your shoot. Using 35mm film, with film and developing included. Better suited for press shots and promotion materials than family portraits. Please see our Instagram for an example of our style. Organisation dependent on restrictions. Location must be accessible via public transport.

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Creative Brand Package

The complete set up for your brand, including a 35mm photoshoot, creative strategy, press release and social media set up. Everything you need to get your idea off the ground.

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