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Stay on top of the Arts World

Each day ArtsJournal editors scan thousands of stories about the arts from some 200 newspapers, magazines and e-publications for posting on ArtsJournal.

Every Monday we publish our ArtsBeat newsletters and send them directly to your e-mailbox. ArtsBeat is the ideal way to keep up with what's going on in the arts world.


We offer two versions of the newsletter:


  • Free Version
    Our traditional version - includes short summaries of the week's top arts stories in music, visual arts, publishing, theatre, media and dance. Summaries do not include links to actual stories, but the stories can be accessed by visiting the newsletter page on the Arts Journal site.
To subscribe, send an e-mail to artsbeat@Artsjournal.com and write "free subscribe" and your e-mail address  in the subject line. To get off the mailing list, send an e-mail to the same address and write "unsubscribe" plus your e-mail address in the subject line.

  • Premium Version ($28 for 52 weeks)
    Our new premium service, in response to subscriber requests. Consider supporting Arts Journal with a premium subscription to the weekly newsletter.

    The Premium Version comes in two forms

    • Premium Top Arts Stories A premium subscription features summaries of the week's top arts stories, but also includes embedded links direct to all stories.

    • Premium Topic Newsletter: While the Top Arts Stories newsletter features story highlights from the previous week, now you can get every story we post that week from the artform you care most about (only about half the stories we collect for the daily website edition makes it into the Top Arts Stories newsletter). If you prefer to get all the stories we collect in an artform, this is the option for you.

      Specify music, visual art, publishing, media, dance, or theatre, and we'll send you every story we collected on that topic that week and bundle it with all of our Arts Issues stories. Links directly to the stories are included in the e-mail.

The Premium Version is $28 for a one-year subscription - less than 54 cents a week to have the the arts world delivered directly to you every week.


There are four ways to subscribe to the Premium Version. We accept Visa and MasterCard or checks.

    • PayPal's Secure Credit Card service (just click the credit card link below)
    • To subscribe with a credit card online: Send an e-mail to artsbeat@artsjournal.com. Write "Premium subscribe" in the subject line and specify whether you want the "general top stories" or music, visual arts, theatre, dance, media, or arts issues. In the body of the e-mail include your credit card number and card expiration date. Our server is secure, and we will delete your number upon authorization.

    • To subscribe with a check by mail: Please make check payable to McLennan Media. Print out and send this form to:

          ArtsJournal/McLennan Media
          300 Queen Anne Ave. N
          Seattle, WA 98109

      • To subscribe with credit card by phone: Call (206) 322-2938, and have your Visa or MasterCard ready.

About the ArtsBeat Newsletter
Each day Arts Journal combs through more than 200 English-language newspapers, magazines and publications featuring writing about arts and culture. 

     Links to the most interesting or important stories are posted every weekday on the Arts Journal news pages. Arts Beat is an annotated summary of the best of those stories, plus a report on trends and issues being written about in the arts press.