Hub Spotlight: Art & Culture, Hosted by Hearst Magazines

Following posts before the holiday regarding the People & Society; Science & TechnologyBusiness, Media & Communications; and Music, Gaming, and Sports Hubs, today we would like to announce details for the fifth and final Hub, Art & Culture, which will be hosted by global media leader Hearst Magazines at their offices in New York.

Hearst Magazines is a unit of Hearst Corporation (, one of the nation’s largest diversified communications companies with interests in magazines, newspapers, digital media, business media and television. As one of the world’s largest publishers of monthly magazines, Hearst Magazines publishes nearly 200 editions around the world, including fourteen U.S. titles and twenty magazines in the United Kingdom, published through its wholly owned subsidiary, The National Magazine Company Limited. Hearst Magazines is a leading publisher of monthly magazines in the U.S. in terms of total circulation (ABC June 2010) and reaches 73 million adults (Spring 2010 MRI).

Hearst Magazines Digital Media, a unit of Hearst Magazines, is dedicated to creating and implementing the digital strategy for Hearst’s magazine brands and other sites which serve the company’s consumer audience. The unit has launched, re-launched or acquired 24 websites and 10 mobile sites for brands such as Cosmopolitan, Popular Mechanics, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire and Seventeen, as well as digital-only sites such as, a food site in partnership with MSN;;;; social shopping site; and consumer health site Hearst Magazines has published more than fifty apps and digital editions for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, as well as the Droid platform, including enhanced digital issues, utilities, special content and games based on its popular brands. The Company will unveil a physical App Lab in the first quarter of 2011.

Events will be hosted in Hearst Tower, Hearst Corporation’s stunning global headquarters. Using the original 1928 Hearst International Magazine Building as the base, this 46-story glass-and-steel skyscraper is the first landmark New York City skyscraper of the 21st century. And beyond the beauty and utility of the building, Hearst Tower is also a pioneer in environmental sustainability, having been declared the first “green” office building in New York City.


The Art & Culture Hub will bring together some of the leading individuals and companies in the spaces of media, art, entertainment, and lifestyles.

Themes & topics covered will include:

  • Art
  • Food
  • Tourism
  • Literature
  • Design
  • TV/Film/Radio/Drama
  • Fashion
  • Luxury

This list is by no means comprehensive, but it provides a flavor of some of areas we will be covering.  If you would like to suggest themes and topics that we should be covering, please let us know.

If you or your organization is interested in curating a session and helping to shape the programming at the Art & Culture Hub, we would love to hear from you.  Sessions are typically two hours in length and can include a series of talks, a panel, a workshop or seminar.  We encourage our guest curators to think creatively about their sessions and consider designing an experience that moves beyond traditional conference formats.

To submit a session idea, please visit the event registration page and reference which Hub you are interested in, in your application.

If you are interested in sponsorship or media partnership opportunities, we have some really exciting ways for brands to participate  in the experience and contribute to the programming. For more information please contact:

The Art & Culture Hub is brought to you by Social Media Week organizers Crowdcentric & host Hearst Corporation.

About the Hubs

Social Media Week Hubs include: Science and Technology Hub, hosted by Google; Business, Media, and Communications Hub, hosted by global advertising agency JWT; People & Society Hub, hosted by The Paley Center for Media; Music, Gaming & Sports, hosted by Red Bull Space; and Art & Culture, hosted by Hearst Magazines.