About


Ruckus is a 501c3 nonprofit based in Louisville, KY.

Mission


Ruckus is an independent journal that engages with art in the American South and Midwest. Ruckus was created out of the belief that complex dialogue about art is an essential component of any healthy, equitable, and sustainable art community.

We seek to lift up and archive voices, perspectives, and histories that are often overlooked. Our work supports and celebrates individual artists, holds institutions more accountable to the workers they employ and the public they serve, and positions our region as diverse and innovative. As we continue to cultivate a more robust art community, Ruckus is dedicated to questioning both what art is and what art could be in the future.

Submission Guidelines


If you are interested in contributing to Ruckus as a paid writer, please review the information found on our submission page. Our compensations range from $150-$180 per article, depending on the format, and we also compensate writers for some travel expenses for work that involve site visits outside of Louisville.

Land Acknowledgment


Ruckus acknowledges that it is a publication and nonprofit organization that operates on stolen land primarily belonging to the Shawnee, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Osage peoples. To learn more about where these regions intersect with the one now considered “Kentucky,” and the erasure and suppression of their respective histories, visit the resources put together by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth.

Contact Us


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Support

Ruckus is currently supported by its readers through Patreon, and a project grant from Great Meadows Foundation.