‘One of the sharpest art journals anywhere' – Bruce Hainley, The New York Times

Afterall undertakes contemporary art research within the academic framework of Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, and in partnership with other important international educational and cultural institutions. It aims to make this research widely available to a variety of audiences through its books, journal, online articles, seminars and symposia. It seeks to engage and support significant researchers and practitioners in this country and abroad and is committed to the idea that art, and writing on art, should be independent of the commercial art market and relevant to broad educational, cultural, social and political ideas.

Afterall is a non-profit organisation and a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England. We share intellectual and financial resources through our institutional partnerships and operate on a very tight budget. We recognise the importance of research and informed discussion to critical writing and its dissemination. We secure grants to offer fair pay to our commissioned writers and visiting artists. Individual donations are also crucial, they enable us to offer funded research internships, annual graduate research assistant posts, writing awards and student bursaries. Every contribution makes a real difference.

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Every donation, of any amount, is gratefully acknowledged in our journal and online here.