About

ArtsEditor, reaching an online readership from Boston since 1999.

ArtsEditor develops and publishes original feature-length articles, opinion pieces, and news items in the areas of visual, performing, literary, film, and musical arts. Our primary emphasis is on Boston, its surrounding communities, and throughout New England, with interest in New York City as well as international topics. We seek to provide our readers access to an extensive range of activities within the arts through a contemporary publication.

ArtsEditor distinguishes itself not only through high quality writing, but also its approach to the online medium. Digital technology has already dismantled significant boundaries between creation and criticism. ArtsEditor aims to preserve the implicit strengths of an educated, authoritative voice, while lending itself to the fluidity of an open medium with fewer physical, personal, or geographic constraints.

ArtsEditor is organized on the premise that the arts influence people. We aim to offer a view of the arts that transcends any one discipline, and in effect provide a means of accessing the arts.

 

S. Edward Burns, Founding Editor and Publisher

S. Edward Burns
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Edward, originally from Massachusetts, is a graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, and he received a Master of Science in Arts Administration from Boston University. His master’s coursework included studies of nonprofits, art law and cultural policy, galleries, museum operations, public affairs, fundraising initiatives, and community arts. Edward founded ArtsEditor in 1999.

 

Jeremy Perkins, Interactive Designer and Co-founder

Jeremy Perkins
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Jeremy graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design. For eight years, Jeremy worked full-time at G2G, a Massachusetts-based new media company, as Interactive Designer. In June 2006, he moved to a position at iFactory in downtown Boston. He has designed Web sites, CD-ROMs, and touch-screen kiosks for a range of clients in higher education, publishing, architecture, and the arts. And he has also collaborated extensively on ArtsEditor since its premiere.

 

Christopher Graffeo, Editor-at-Large

Christopher Graffeo
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Christopher graduated magna cum laude from the University of Virginia, where he studied literature and philosophy. His undergraduate thesis took up critical theory and contemporary art history to explore the development of new creative and analytical forms on the Internet. He subsequently earned his MD at the New York University School of Medicine, and is currently a resident in the Department of Neurologic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Christopher began contributing to ArtsEditor in 2006.

 

Paul Jump, Editor-at-Large

Paul Jump
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Paul is a graduate of Oxford University, England, with a BPhil in Philosophy. He also attended Edinburgh University, Scotland, obtaining an M.A. in Philosophy. He now works as science and research reporter for Times Higher Education, having previously been a journalist for the magazine Third Sector including freelance writing at Guardian Unlimited. He also writes fiction in his spare time. His association with ArtsEditor began in 2001, when he arrived in Boston. Three years later he moved back to London.

 

contributing writers

ArtsEditor seeks contributing writers and editors on a regular basis who possess the ability to meet deadlines and to question, reason, and reach independent conclusions through lively, expressive, rigorous prose. Prospective contributors should send via the postal mail a letter of introduction, including a current resume, two writing samples, and three references to: S. Edward Burns, Founding Editor.