Plinth articles are focused on innovative programming and emerging concepts in museums, and the roles museums play in their communities.
When considering possible stories, we gravitate towards pieces that focus on a specific institution/program while touching on bigger questions or approaches in museums. We aim to provide a space for students and young professionals in particular to voice their thoughts.
We publish articles triannually, with each issue centered on a theme. Following the publication of each issue, the theme and pitch deadline for the next issue will be announced on this page, and we will review pitches that relate to this theme for inclusion in the issue. We publish a few articles by guest contributors in each issue.
January Theme – State of the Arts and Museums in Los Angeles
We’re looking for insight and examples of programs and partnerships in Los Angeles that are creating an impact on our community and students.
Do you have a program you’d like to highlight from your museum? Let us know.
Pitches should be roughly 350 words and should give a concrete idea of your proposed story. Our articles typically run 700-1400 words, with flexibility outside of that range depending on content. We also accept pitches for multimedia content; pitches for non-written content should outline the idea and medium. If we are interested in your pitch, we will be in touch after the pitch deadline.