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The Magazine

OF NOTE is an award-winning online magazine that features global artists using the arts as tools for social change. The magazine is a digital space where art meets activism.



1) OF NOTE brings awareness to the innovative ways people use the arts to impact policy, promote global citizenship, inspire social consciousness, motivate action, and simply put, improve the state of the world.

2) Through its arts and cultural commentary, profiles, and interviews, OF NOTE raises awareness of contemporary social issues.

3) With a commitment to under-the-radar artists, OF NOTE amplifies the voices and visibility of artists who are often neglected in the media and who do not usually make the headlines or front pages.



Through its curated issues, OF NOTE has featured over 80 Artists from 40 countries who use the arts to address social justice/human rights issues. OF NOTE’s long-form journalism authored by its roster of emerging and established internationally-based Writers has focused on how Artists:

1. Confront the infiltration of guns in our day-to-day lives
2. Spotlight the lack of access to clean water around the world
3. Use their art practice to examine the complicated experiences of Muslim women who wear the burqa
4. Address mass incarceration in the United States
5. Respond to current immigration debates and challenge preconceived notions about immigrants
6. Champion the education of girls in developing nations
7. Raise the level of discourse on contemporary art from Guyana



OF NOTE’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, World Policy Journal, GOOD Magazine, and The Miami Herald, among others. [See OF NOTE in the News]


Awards and Honors

8872014, Images & Voices of Hope (IVOH) Media Award

Awarded to OF NOTE magazine and Grace Aneiza Ali, founder & editorial director, for Outstanding media project that shows a commitment to constructive change. [more]


images2014, Guyana Cultural Association Award

Awarded to OF NOTE magazine and Grace Aneiza Ali, founder & editorial director, for Outstanding accomplishment in contemporary media.  

“The online magazine OF NOTE is leading edge in its application of the arts as a catalytic mechanism for activism and social change. The use of multi-media to portray the artistic and cultural productions of Guyana and Guyanese in the Diaspora is most noteworthy. The country’s multi-ethnic heritage can be seen as an inspiration.” (Guyana Cultural Association)



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