Independent Arts & Media is incorporated as a nonprofit in California, and by law is forbidden from “the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation,” and from participating in or intervening in “any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidates for public office.”


In the interest of broadening the scope and increasing the quality of public discourse, our partners – including artists, writers, musicians and media producers – will express opinions, but this is not to be construed as written or implied sponsorship or endorsement of such opinion by Independent Arts & Media.


We do exercise editorial discretion, but are dedicated to the creative autonomy of individual contributors and organizations that are part of the Independent Arts & Media network.


We will hold our partners to the highest editorial and creative standards, and expect them to demand the same of us. In the instance of unredressable cognitive dissonance, Independent Arts & Media will honor existing commitments before re-evaluating long term support.

We affirm and support the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists.