Fictive is an all-volunteer, independent initiative to bring professional arts journalism into a creative light. Based in Istanbul, we are foregrounding creatives from the local region, and hope to encourage contributors to be mindful of their localities.


We are working to make this a paying market for creative professionals, to be able to commission original creative work, from texts to design, to engage with the latest critical innovations in the international arts field. 

All content is free, including our quarterly issue, as we work to attain institutional funding and other sources by which to properly compensate freelancers and contributors. The ultimate aim is to commission work aligned to the editorial vision of Fictive 

...where every artist is a critic, and every critic an artist. 

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