The Community Relations team exists to facilitate communication amongst deviantART's administration, volunteers and members. Our goal is to foster creative genius by encouraging artists to grow, collaborate and participate in a friendly and supportive artistic environment.
Table of Contents
1. Daily Deviations
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Share your Opinions!
4. Community Projects
5. Official Contests
6 Project Educate 2011/2012
7. News from the Chats and Forums
8. News from the Galleries
Earlier this week I posted an update here about changes to Daily Deviation descriptions. The only change from what was written there is that the description character limit has been increased to 500 from the previous 400 limit. Aside from that, we have implemented a technological fix to prevent an artist from being selected within 3 months of receiving their last daily deviation - something that we previously had to manually manage, so we're very excited about this change
And finally!! The thumbnails on the daily deviations are HUGE !! Making the incredible artwork far more prominent on the page - after all that's what it's all about!
My team and I are very proud of the deviations we choose to feature on a daily basis and I highly encourage feedback and contributions from the community. Please consult FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen? and send your suggestions to the appropriate people I also appreciate that our selections will not and cannot appeal to every single person in the community and on occasion something will not appeal to you. When this happens, I implore you to not leave hateful comments on the deviation but instead send a note or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to me should you feel the need to vent. Please remember that people do not choose to be featured and should not bear the brunt of decisions myself or my team have made. I also encourage you to send suggestions for improvements to the Daily Deviation process or feedback in general to myself as well. Your thoughts are important to me and imperative to keeping the community as incredible as it is. Please use your voice and remember that we are all in this together
If you're interested in learning more about being a volunteer on deviantART please read FAQ #85: Can I be a volunteer on DeviantArt?
To see current openings on the Community Relations volunteer team please check this blog
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
I'm actively using my personal forum to try and connect more with the community and I have a series of threads:
Questions for $Moonbeam13 or Community Relations? Ask here
Suggestions for deviantART
Gallery Changes or Addition Requests
Suggestions for Project Educate
These forums are all accessible from my profile page at Moonbeam13 as well and I will be adding more. I encourage you to speak up and get involved! We're in this together
If you have a suggestion for a forum please send me a note! please do not create them yourself as it causes confusion on my page
Want to show your devious pride and get involved in ongoing Community Projects? Check on one of these:
October Holidays, Events and Awareness
1000 Cranes 1000 Deviants ~ please make an origami crane today! We need to make our goal of 1000 cranes!
deviantART Secrets ~ a way to share your secret without anyone knowing it is from you!
Halloween Handhelds & Icons - Deadline October 30, 2011
Thriller! A Resource Contest - Deadline October 31, 2011
Halloween Body Art Mask Contest - Deadline October 31, 2011
Fiendish and Fanciful! A 3D Contest - Deadline October 31, 2011
Face Your Monster Contest - Deadline November 1, 2011
Abstract Architecture Photography Contest - Deadline November 1, 2011
Natural Colours Contest - Deadline November 4, 2011
Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest - Deadline November 4, 2011
Cartoons and Comics: Big & Small Contest - Deadline November 16, 2011
Childhood Memories Contest - Deadline December 15, 2011
Please note that all contests end on the deadline stated at 11:59:59 PM PST
Project Educate: The Full Schedule!
Project Educate: Night Photography
Project Educate: Shooting Fireworks
Project Educate: Photography Basics
Project Educate: Photography Mini Contest
Fractal Week Schedule
Chat Week Schedule and Links
Project Educate Chat Basic
Chat CR Update September/October"
Putting the ART in #devART Vol. 31
The LOL Corner [#114]
I Came, I dAmned, I Founded 
Body Art & Modification
Comics & Cartoons
Handhelds & Icons
Designs & Interfaces
Vector - CR Update - September 2011
Vector - Daily Deviation Features - September 2011
Game Development Art
Abstract & Surreal
Animals, Plants & Nature
Horror & Macabre
Pin-Up & Glamour
Urban & Rural Photography
Resources & Stock Images
Street Art & Graffiti
Watch communityrelations for up to date news and events!