Agora Culture Sharing Platform Submission Guidelines

Agora Culture Sharing Submission Guidelines

We welcome your submission of a piece of documentary art to Agora. Formats include video shorts; digital print interviews; profiles; and photo essays. Your submission needs to feature someone’s experience of connecting via culture, in the context of one of our three themes: Cultural Meaning; Belonging; and Cultural Expression.

We are looking for personal accounts that are thoughtful, authentic and from the heart. Your piece could be funny or poignant, shocking or anything in between...but it needs to be honest, insightful, empathetic and respectful.

Agora Story Sharing

Before sending a finished piece, first share a pitch outlining your vision for your submission. Send your pitch to [email protected]

Submissions will be considered based on professionalism and a piece's storyline, insights and visual presentation. All submissions need to be proofread and typo-free.

Your submission needs to be accompanied by a signed statement that the work is original and that you are its author/creator, and have the permission of the subject featured, along with the subject's contact information.

Submissions must be exclusive to People Are Culture and not have appeared elsewhere.

You retain the rights to your piece.

Video Submission Guidelines

  • Piece must have a title slide
  • No more than seven minutes in length.
  • All clips must be horizontal in format and fill the screen
  • Must have credits for producer, imagery and music.
  • Include a descriptive text paragraph for use on YouTube and include keywords and hashtags.

Pawel Szvmanski / Pixabay

Digital Print Interview Submission Guidelines

  • Include a one to three paragraphs introduction of the subject
  • Include 10 to 12 questions
  • Be between 3,000 to 4,000 words in length with subheadings for each question.
  • Each Q/A should be accompanied by a representative image and caption/credit.
  • Include your byline (one-two sentences) and photo.


Profiles Submission Guidelines

  • Length between 1,500 to 3,000 words.
  • Include a subhead every 300 words
  • Include a representative photo every 300 words with caption/credit.
  • Include your byline (one-two sentences) and photo.

Photo Essays Submission Guidelines

  • Include ten to twelve original photos accompanied by one paragraph of relevant, insightful text.
  • Each photo/paragraph must have a subhead.
  • Include your byline (one-two sentences) and photo.

Pexels / Pixabay


We are committed to helping your story be heard. If your piece is accepted for publication, we will promote it widely on our social media pages. We invite you to be a part of these communities!

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