The Village’s award winning CRED Magazine, currently on hiatus, is an arts and culture magazine showcasing youth artists. The twist — the magazine is also written, curated and produced entirely by a network of creators under 25 years old.
These artists from across the Philadelphia region put the magazine together with guidance from creative mentors at The Village. One-third of CRED’s total budget is paid out to youth staff and contributing artists.
Published on a shoestring budget of $13,500, the quality of CRED Magazine rivals that of professional art publications and fuels Philly’s young creative economy by awarding publishing honoraria to all contributors and sales commission to a small team of advertising sales representatives, all of whom are under the age of 25 as well.