Patronage is an essential component our annual – and growing – budget. The reason for this is that Momus doesn’t produce criticism by committee: it maintains a for-profit status, resisting the top-heavy, board-led structure of the not-for-profit model. This kind of cumbersome infrastructure would compromise Momus’s ability to publish evaluative, vulnerable criticism; and demonstrate spontaneity and bravery in its initiatives. We require institutional independence to do what we do best: publish uncompromised, intelligent, and risk-taking perspectives on contemporary art and its criticism; maintain and evolve our international status; and pay our writers well above industry-average rates. These mandates and mantels limit the number of grants we can apply for (all stages of Canadian granting bodies favor not-for-profit organizations). All of this means that we require the support of our community to complement our largely advertising-based revenue, as we continue to assert and establish our publication on the international stage.
Our editorial staff encourages support from engaged individuals who share our vision and aspirations for renewed reflection in evaluative criticism. All donations go directly to our editors, writers, and design team, who we value highly and pay at above-industry-average rates.
Momus has already produced a platform of already lasting value. Your contributions will help foster and perpetuate this important project.
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Contact Sky Goodden at firstname.lastname@example.org for patronage inquires and donations.