Graphite Interdisciplinary Journal of the Arts

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Graphite Interdisciplinary Journal of the Arts

Graphite is an L.A. arts organization dedicated to producing critical and creative projects in an integrated physical and digital space. Formed in 2009, the organization is supported by the Hammer Museum.  

Graphite describes itself as follows: "Our undertakings are a reaction to the expansion of communication infrastructures and information technologies that reconfigure the possibilities and paradigms of a traditional publication. We explore new categories and speeds of artistic production and consumption, while insisting on a tangible and material engagement with community."

Printed journal
Graphite publishes an annual journal that responds to a theme or proposal that is crafted to provoke a reorientation around contemporary events and ideas. A call for entry is opened to the public during the month of January. Our journal is published in June, accompanied by a launch party where contributors get a chance to present their work to our readers in person. 

The Graphite student-run blog is a space that supports a more immediate form of dialogue and expression. The Graphite Blog is always open for submissions.

How to Apply

Graphite staff members produce a printed journal, create digital publications, and plan programs for students and the public.  In order to do all of this, members commit to attending meetings one evening per week. Members also volunteer to work events and conduct on-campus outreach and promotion. 

Participating in Graphite is a serious commitment with incredible rewards for UCLA students from all disciplines. Applications are open now and are due on Thursday, February 15, 2018. For more information, contact


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