Red Wedge is creating a print and web publication
28

patrons

$157
per month
Welcome! We are Red Wedge, a socialist publication of the popular avant-garde. And this is our Patreon campaign.

Socialists talking about art. Painting and sculpture and music and film and literature and poetry and theater and anything else that might fall under the rubric. Taking up the struggle for a radically different kind of civilization doesn’t just involve art, it is itself an art. This, in a nutshell, is the popular avant-garde. It is art and culture that looks at the elitism of millionaire gallery owners, condescending record execs and the stodgy gatekeepers of literary academia and says “we made this; you do not get to keep it.” It is an outlook with a legacy -- from Richard Wright to the Clash, from Frida Kahlo to Bertolt Brecht, from Keith Haring, Audre Lorde and Public Enemy to Kafka, Chagall and Coltrane -- that deserves to be revisited, reassessed and revived.

We are in the midst of a revitalization in new radical left publications (Jacobin, n+1, Salvage, The New Inquiry) and believe we have something to offer in bringing an irreverent Marxist perspective on culture and arts to the table. To take these new steps we need your help.

We currently are aiming to release our print publication three times a year, with the eventual goal of coming out four times annually. Further down the line we endeavor to pay our contributors and, perhaps, even ourselves. For now, Red Wedge may be a labor of devotion, but it is still labor. And the resources we need to maintain our site and our publication must come from somewhere. 

Donors will be signed up for digital or hard-copy subscriptions, receive updates on print projects and invitations to Red Wedge events. Our collective belief is that we can do something both original and urgent. We invite you to come along and see what that might be.

Rewards
Pledge $2 or more per month
5 patrons
A monthly payment of two dollars gets you the quarterly journal in digital format sent right to your email.
Pledge $5 or more per month
14 patrons
Five dollars a month gets you the quarterly journal in print and digital format. (Print editions are mailed after two months' donations.)
Pledge $10 or more per month
9 patrons
Ten dollars monthly gets you the journal (print and digital) and special Red Wedge posters.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
Twenty dollars or more every month gets you the journal, posters and any special publications released during the duration of your sustainer status.
Goals
$157 of $200 per month
When we reach $200 a month we will be able to sustain our maintenance of our website and easily pay for the printing of our quarterly publication, getting it into the hands of our subscribers and onto the shelves of bookshops.
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Welcome! We are Red Wedge, a socialist publication of the popular avant-garde. And this is our Patreon campaign.

Socialists talking about art. Painting and sculpture and music and film and literature and poetry and theater and anything else that might fall under the rubric. Taking up the struggle for a radically different kind of civilization doesn’t just involve art, it is itself an art. This, in a nutshell, is the popular avant-garde. It is art and culture that looks at the elitism of millionaire gallery owners, condescending record execs and the stodgy gatekeepers of literary academia and says “we made this; you do not get to keep it.” It is an outlook with a legacy -- from Richard Wright to the Clash, from Frida Kahlo to Bertolt Brecht, from Keith Haring, Audre Lorde and Public Enemy to Kafka, Chagall and Coltrane -- that deserves to be revisited, reassessed and revived.

We are in the midst of a revitalization in new radical left publications (Jacobin, n+1, Salvage, The New Inquiry) and believe we have something to offer in bringing an irreverent Marxist perspective on culture and arts to the table. To take these new steps we need your help.

We currently are aiming to release our print publication three times a year, with the eventual goal of coming out four times annually. Further down the line we endeavor to pay our contributors and, perhaps, even ourselves. For now, Red Wedge may be a labor of devotion, but it is still labor. And the resources we need to maintain our site and our publication must come from somewhere. 

Donors will be signed up for digital or hard-copy subscriptions, receive updates on print projects and invitations to Red Wedge events. Our collective belief is that we can do something both original and urgent. We invite you to come along and see what that might be.

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Rewards
Pledge $2 or more per month
5 patrons
A monthly payment of two dollars gets you the quarterly journal in digital format sent right to your email.
Pledge $5 or more per month
14 patrons
Five dollars a month gets you the quarterly journal in print and digital format. (Print editions are mailed after two months' donations.)
Pledge $10 or more per month
9 patrons
Ten dollars monthly gets you the journal (print and digital) and special Red Wedge posters.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
Twenty dollars or more every month gets you the journal, posters and any special publications released during the duration of your sustainer status.