Wonderland

Wonderland

is creating an Arts And Cultures Magazine

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patrons
Hi, Everyone,

We all know arts coverage is shrinking around here. The Boston Globe continues to cut. The Boston Herald has declared bankruptcy. The Boston Phoenix and Providence Phoenix are gone. Take magazine just announced that it’s shutting down.

With the loss of arts coverage, we’ve all felt our creative community shrink in some way too—a loss of a place to share new ideas, to discuss and debate them, to get inspired.

So I'm asking your help in supporting Wonderland, my new online arts and cultures magazine. It already offers new arts coverage nearly every weekday—reports, interviews, photography—much of it coverage you’ll see nowhere else. Plus there’s a Wonderland newsletter and social media.

At heart, Wonderland is rooted in sharing and supporting art-making by people here. It’s local arts journalism as creative placemaking, journalism that works to foster a more exciting creative community here.

The challenge for sustaining arts journalism isn’t a lack of interest in coverage, but that the financial model that had long supported journalism has fatally broken down.

So together we need to pioneer a new approach—in which you, the amazing and generous audience, contribute financially to support this cultural coverage that our community so needs.

As thanks, you’ll personally receive rewards (look here under “rewards”). And you’ll be helping to sustain Wonderland’s online magazine, the weekly email newsletter, social media, and other shenanigans. If we all chip in a little, together we can make something big and wondrous.

Greg Cook
Founder
Wonderland
a magazine of arts and cultures

Greg Cook founded and led Boston public radio station’s online arts magazine ARTery and The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research (winner of a national Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation award for its arts writing). His words and photos have appeared in The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Boston Hassle, Art & Antiques, Juxtapoz, The Poetry Foundation, The Comics Journal, Art New England, and numerous newspapers. In his spare time, he’s also an artist and has helped create wondrous events like the “Pity Party,” “The Tiny Tall Ships Fest,” “The How To Fix the World Festival,” the “Reindeer Against Global Warming” parade, and a “Viking Funeral” for his Father.
Tiers
$ 1
$1 or more per month
Rewards:

+ Our eternal thanks for supporting all we do and the warm feeling one gets inside for being part of a good (art) cause!

+ Wonderland’s free, weekly email Newsletter so you don’t miss any of our coverage. Subscribe: gregcookland.com/wonderland/subscribe/

$ 3
$3 or more per month
+ You get access to Wonderland’s Patreon-Only Feed, where we talk about wondrous things and invite your input as we create this creative community together!

+ Our eternal thanks for supporting all we do.

+ Wonderland’s Newsletter. Subscribe: gregcookland.com/wonderland/subscribe/

$ 5
$5 or more per month
+ Advance release of Wonderland’s quarterly Walking Tour Guide publications—before we release them publicly! Save them. Go on your own amazing tour with friends—or by yourself!

+ Our eternal thanks for supporting all we do.

+ Wonderland’s Newsletter. Subscribe: gregcookland.com/wonderland/subscribe/

+ Wonderland’s Patreon-Only Feed.

$ 10
$10 or more per month
+ For every three months you support Wonderland at this level, you and a guest will receive invites to join us on Wonderland’s quarterly (once every three months) patrons-only Art Walking Tour! Wonderland’s erudite and wry founder Greg Cook will lead explorations of exhibitions, public art, festivals, curious folk art environments, and other wondrous things around greater Boston and Providence. Note: There may be additional admission costs, though we’ll do our best to reduce or eliminate them. And while we’re calling this a “Tour,” this may also include events where we all meet up after a performance to talk about the exciting show we just saw.

+ Our eternal thanks for supporting all we do.

+ Advance release of our Tour Guide publications.

+ Wonderland’s Newsletter. Subscribe: gregcookland.com/wonderland/subscribe/

+ Wonderland’s Patreon-Only Feed.

$ 50
$50 or more per month
+ Each month we’ll mail to you (US-based patrons only) an 8 x 10-inch print of one of the amazing Photos we take of festivals, parades, performances, outsider art, and activism around New England! (Like our photo of the 2017 Honk Parade at the top of this page.) You’ll get to choose each month from a selection of our images that have appeared on Wonderland.

+ Our eternal thanks for supporting all we do.

+ Invitations to join us on patrons-only Walking Tours.

+ Advance release of our Tour Guide publications.

+ Wonderland’s Newsletter. Subscribe: gregcookland.com/wonderland/subscribe/

+ Wonderland’s Patreon-Only Feed.

$ 100
$100 or more per month
+ Support Wonderland at this level for one full year and you’ll receive a special personal invitation to accompany Wonderland’s intrepid and delightful founder Greg Cook to a preview (or at least a very early view) of an exhibition, event or performance one time during the year! We’ll figure out just the right outing for you. 

+ Our eternal thanks for supporting all we do.

+ Monthly Wonderland Photos.

+ Invitations to join us on patrons-only Tours.

+ Advance release of our Tour Guides.

+ Wonderland’s Newsletter. Subscribe: gregcookland.com/wonderland/subscribe/

+ Wonderland’s Patreon-Only Feed.

Hi, Everyone,

We all know arts coverage is shrinking around here. The Boston Globe continues to cut. The Boston Herald has declared bankruptcy. The Boston Phoenix and Providence Phoenix are gone. Take magazine just announced that it’s shutting down.

With the loss of arts coverage, we’ve all felt our creative community shrink in some way too—a loss of a place to share new ideas, to discuss and debate them, to get inspired.

So I'm asking your help in supporting Wonderland, my new online arts and cultures magazine. It already offers new arts coverage nearly every weekday—reports, interviews, photography—much of it coverage you’ll see nowhere else. Plus there’s a Wonderland newsletter and social media.

At heart, Wonderland is rooted in sharing and supporting art-making by people here. It’s local arts journalism as creative placemaking, journalism that works to foster a more exciting creative community here.

The challenge for sustaining arts journalism isn’t a lack of interest in coverage, but that the financial model that had long supported journalism has fatally broken down.

So together we need to pioneer a new approach—in which you, the amazing and generous audience, contribute financially to support this cultural coverage that our community so needs.

As thanks, you’ll personally receive rewards (look here under “rewards”). And you’ll be helping to sustain Wonderland’s online magazine, the weekly email newsletter, social media, and other shenanigans. If we all chip in a little, together we can make something big and wondrous.

Greg Cook
Founder
Wonderland
a magazine of arts and cultures

Greg Cook founded and led Boston public radio station’s online arts magazine ARTery and The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research (winner of a national Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation award for its arts writing). His words and photos have appeared in The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Boston Hassle, Art & Antiques, Juxtapoz, The Poetry Foundation, The Comics Journal, Art New England, and numerous newspapers. In his spare time, he’s also an artist and has helped create wondrous events like the “Pity Party,” “The Tiny Tall Ships Fest,” “The How To Fix the World Festival,” the “Reindeer Against Global Warming” parade, and a “Viking Funeral” for his Father.

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Tiers
$ 1
$1 or more per month
Rewards:

+ Our eternal thanks for supporting all we do and the warm feeling one gets inside for being part of a good (art) cause!

+ Wonderland’s free, weekly email Newsletter so you don’t miss any of our coverage. Subscribe: gregcookland.com/wonderland/subscribe/

$ 3
$3 or more per month
+ You get access to Wonderland’s Patreon-Only Feed, where we talk about wondrous things and invite your input as we create this creative community together!

+ Our eternal thanks for supporting all we do.

+ Wonderland’s Newsletter. Subscribe: gregcookland.com/wonderland/subscribe/

$ 5
$5 or more per month
+ Advance release of Wonderland’s quarterly Walking Tour Guide publications—before we release them publicly! Save them. Go on your own amazing tour with friends—or by yourself!

+ Our eternal thanks for supporting all we do.

+ Wonderland’s Newsletter. Subscribe: gregcookland.com/wonderland/subscribe/

+ Wonderland’s Patreon-Only Feed.

$ 10
$10 or more per month
+ For every three months you support Wonderland at this level, you and a guest will receive invites to join us on Wonderland’s quarterly (once every three months) patrons-only Art Walking Tour! Wonderland’s erudite and wry founder Greg Cook will lead explorations of exhibitions, public art, festivals, curious folk art environments, and other wondrous things around greater Boston and Providence. Note: There may be additional admission costs, though we’ll do our best to reduce or eliminate them. And while we’re calling this a “Tour,” this may also include events where we all meet up after a performance to talk about the exciting show we just saw.

+ Our eternal thanks for supporting all we do.

+ Advance release of our Tour Guide publications.

+ Wonderland’s Newsletter. Subscribe: gregcookland.com/wonderland/subscribe/

+ Wonderland’s Patreon-Only Feed.

$ 50
$50 or more per month
+ Each month we’ll mail to you (US-based patrons only) an 8 x 10-inch print of one of the amazing Photos we take of festivals, parades, performances, outsider art, and activism around New England! (Like our photo of the 2017 Honk Parade at the top of this page.) You’ll get to choose each month from a selection of our images that have appeared on Wonderland.

+ Our eternal thanks for supporting all we do.

+ Invitations to join us on patrons-only Walking Tours.

+ Advance release of our Tour Guide publications.

+ Wonderland’s Newsletter. Subscribe: gregcookland.com/wonderland/subscribe/

+ Wonderland’s Patreon-Only Feed.

$ 100
$100 or more per month
+ Support Wonderland at this level for one full year and you’ll receive a special personal invitation to accompany Wonderland’s intrepid and delightful founder Greg Cook to a preview (or at least a very early view) of an exhibition, event or performance one time during the year! We’ll figure out just the right outing for you. 

+ Our eternal thanks for supporting all we do.

+ Monthly Wonderland Photos.

+ Invitations to join us on patrons-only Tours.

+ Advance release of our Tour Guides.

+ Wonderland’s Newsletter. Subscribe: gregcookland.com/wonderland/subscribe/

+ Wonderland’s Patreon-Only Feed.