2 January, 2012
Statement of closure: OffStreet Press
In the six months since the closure of Rave Magazine, OffStreet Press has endeavoured to maintain diversity in Brisbane arts and music journalism. OSP has also supported the vibrant, vital and extraordinary artists and musicians who work in and visit Brisbane — a city we are proud to call ours.
It is with sadness that we announce the closure of OffStreet Press. It has been a busy and exciting six months for our volunteer editors and assistants, with nearly 150 interviews and reviews published. We are especially proud of the quality of each OffStreet article.
In July of 2012, the enthusiasm of our volunteer staff — the OffStreet Pressgang — got OSP off the ground, and gave it a name and a voice. Thank you — you worked tirelessly, and with passion.
We have been humbled by the support we’ve received from readers, artists, media representatives, venues, theatres, and our brilliant writers. Thank you.
We are delighted to report that OffStreet has been a very successful project, delivering free arts and music journalism to Brisbane. As a downside, OffStreet has become too big for its boots — a project simply too large for its small team of volunteer editors. (On that note, we would like to apologise if you haven’t heard from us in a little while.)
Thus we have decided to close up shop while the going is good. We are proud of the six months of love, energy and time we have dedicated to OffStreet Press, and to Brisbane arts and music. And we will always be grateful that you believed in us.
See you on the flipside.
Download media release as PDF: OffStreet Press Farewell