Tolerance, justice and art combined in the relaunched SMart Magazine

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LONDON – October 9, 2012 –  SMart Network (Socially Marginalised art) is excited to announce to the world that it has successfully re-launched its quarterly glossy, SMart Magazine, an independent, non-institutional, non-profit project first launched in the Summer of 1998 at the National Gallery by Neil McGregor- then its Director, presently Director of the British Museum.

The magazine is an original and distinctive social document promoting tolerance and understanding for the needs of the socially marginalised and contains articles form prominent contributors alongside raw contemporary art and stories of lives touched by it. Previous issues of this publication back in 2001 generated great interest and led to some very exciting commissions for SMart members, leading to further opportunities for them in the wider world of art, this being one of the publication’s missions.

SMart Magazine

Jaime Bautista, Founder of SMart Network and Editor-in-chief of the magazine said “We strive to create a vibrant platform, a common ground for debate, discussion and expression without geographical boundaries or imaginative limits, through the use of on-and -off- line media and supporting events. We believe in the power of art to transform lives, in fact, we believe that art can save lives.”

Can Art Save Lives?

SMart Magazine is unlike any other magazine. It is a sociological document, an engaged discussion and a positive testimony to the power of creative expression to elevate us, regardless of status, colour or race. The stories within provide a hint to the answer, because at the tip of a brush, pencil or pen, can lie purpose and direction for many of the people affected by SMart and sometimes their lives do change forever. This is the SMart ethos and purpose.

This inspirational publication will also offer rich intellectual comment on a wide sphere of creative arts from photography and sculpture through fine art to street canvas. The magazine aims to reach a wider audience with the uplifting message of equality, understanding and social inclusion. Included in each issue will be a special pull out section featuring some beautiful original artwork to keep.

SMart Magazine owes its rebirth to the dedicated volunteers at SMart Network who tirelessly devoted almost two years of effort towards its publication. The organisation would also like to thank the edition sponsors, Denmaur, The Triangle Partnership, NGO Jobs and The Manson Group. Doors are now open for further inspiration and sponsorship, if you are interested in being part of this collective project, get in touch with SMart Network hello@smartnetwork.org.uk

SMart would like to invite you to the official party re-launch event, more details to follow on the website. 

About SMart Network

SMart Network is a registered charity established in September 2000 to empower homeless and socially excluded people through creative activity and to engage them and the wider community in finding pathways to social integration. The philosophy is based on the demonstrated truth of rehabilitation through the arts and an ethos that Art Can Save Lives! 

Best wishes

The SMart team

PR Contact hello@smartnetwork.org.uk

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