When I first learned about Junk Dump Magazine, I knew that I would have to feature the incredible work the founders, Mia Schoolman, Grace Brouillet, and Dlisah Lapidus were doing on Artfully Learning. I am delighted that I recently had the chance to speak with them over Zoom about creating a print magazine for young and emerging artists.
Junk Dump Magazine was founded in October 2020, while Mia, Grace, and Dlisah were finishing high school in the midst of all the chaos happening due to the pandemic. They explained that in light of the pandemic they “recognized that many young artist and art-lovers were missing an outlet, so we decided to provide a creative space through print media. We created a forum where young creatives can share their work and receive a tangible sense of appreciation for their creativity. Since then, we have grown our community to reach young artists and audience all over the world.”
Junk Dump Magazine is a great example of the good that comes from realizing the need to foster compassion and community through artistic engagement. The story of Junk Dump Magazine is a tale of collaboration and camaraderie, which has helped adolescents and adults safely express themselves and contribute to an exciting movement that represents diverse voices throughout the culture at large.
I am elated to share our conversation with you and hope that it will inspire any young artist out there (or educators of young artists) to get involved with this multimedia platform which has grown into an international community for young artists.
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