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Table of Contents

1. Gallery Makeover Project
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Community Projects
4. Official Contests
5. Project Educate 2013
6. Art History Project
7. News from the Chats and Forums
8. News from the Galleries

1. Gallery Makeover Project

First, thank you for all of your feedback concerning Gallery Makeovers! That information is being sorted and organized and I'll be working on one gallery at a time going forward.  Recently, we announced the changes to the Journal Category tree and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.  I have been collecting feedback from the announcement for future consideration when it comes to future gallery additions.  At this time, I will be monitoring the changes and should we need to add more categories, we can certainly do that.  It's easier to add than take away, as this project is certainly proving :

I'm currently organizing a plan of attack for the rest of the galleries, a schedule if you will.  Once that's been sorted out, I will certainly announce what is being worked on and how, so the community is informed :) Nothing will be a surprise, as you know, we've come to these plans together with feedback from you.  Simplification and ease of submission is the end goal and while it will take some time, I think we all believe it's well worth the effort. 

2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations

If you're interested in learning more about being a volunteer on deviantART please read FAQ #85: Can I be a volunteer on deviantART? 

We are actively recruiting for many positions right now! To see current openings on the Community Relations volunteer team please go to this journal. To apply, please go to the application form here

If there isn't a spot open please consider helping out from within the community. Read How to be a guiding light and shining example by the awesome RockstarVanity :love:

Please note that there are a lot of inquiries that come in and only those being considered will be contacted.  Also, all applications are kept on file for one year.

Thank you :)

3. Community Projects

:omg: Want to show your devious pride and get involved in ongoing Community Projects? Check out CRCommunityProjects for the latest updates!


4. Official Contests

:bulletpink: Turning Tables - Deadline August 31, 2013
:bulletpink: Anthro Challenge 98 - Artist Appreciation - Deadline August 31, 2013
:bulletpink: More FIAT More Imagination Contest - Deadline September 15, 2013

Please note that all contests end on the deadline stated at 11:59:59 PM PST

5. Project Educate 2013

:bulletpink: projecteducate has revamped the past two months to include a brand new shiny week! The introduction of our first ever 'Artists Toolbox' week brought you various articles focusing on the tools of the trade - a new concept to projecteducate which went down so well that we have a week scheduled in September too! If you're interested in participating please check out How it Works. To find out what's coming up shortly check out the Calendar.

:bulletpink: Artists Toolbox: Tablets

6. Art History Project

:bulletpink: Official Group
:bulletpink: Sign-up Sheet

7. News from the Chats and Forums

The chat and forum have been busy for both the Community Volunteer team and the deviantART community these past few months! If you are interested in either the chat or forum, be sure to read the Chat & Forum Newsletter: July, August! :D

8. News from the Galleries

:bulletblue: Anime/Manga

:bulletblue: Anthro

:bulletblue: Artisan Crafts

The Community Relations department exists to encourage, facilitate and develop the relationship with our deviantART community. Our goal is to nurture our community by encouraging, stimulating artists to create, collaborate, and participate in a friendly, safe, and supportive artistic environment. Watch communityrelations for up to date news and to learn how you can get involved in projects and events!

Bi-monthly news and updates from the Community Relations team.
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist
:paranoid:  I just like that smiley and can't say anything useful right now.  Brain broken.  D:
Beltaneh Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Thank you very much for this digest :) It's really a great help for me to keep updated 
Astrikos Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   General Artist
Wow, awesome. :D
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:w00t: looks good!
SRudy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
SoulcolorsArt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the update :love:
CelticStrm-Stock Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:happybounce: I love the new Journal Category Tree! It's very streamlined and clear. 
SingingFlames Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the update and gathering all this together for us. :)
PhoenixDestruction Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Awesome update! Thanks for this! :love:
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