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The DeviantArt Community Turns 14

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 12:01 AM
The DeviantArt Community Turns 14

When you're young, your teenage years can't come soon enough. Thirteen was fun, but with a whole year as a teenager under your belt, you start to get perspective on what it means to grow up. You're not there yet, but the path ahead is clear and inspiring.

At 14, you start taking on responsibilities and testing out maturity, while continuing to reach for the stars and fostering the creativity that's such an integral part of your life.

DeviantArt's 14th birthday marks the ushering in of this new chapter. For the past year, we've gained perspective on where our journey should lead us next, and we couldn't be more thrilled to share it with you and have you with us every step of the way.

We are where art starts

We are where art starts, but that is only the beginning. We are a community for the creative in everyone to develop and heighten their personal sense of taste, but that's not where it ends. We are the movement for the liberation of creative expression.

We believe that art is for everyone, and we're creating the cultural context for how it is created, discovered and shared.

Artists love us because we are an inclusive and supportive community. We help them find their identity through self-expression. We provide the tools, resources and exposure to enable them to become better, more successful artists. We inspire people to create art by feeding their creativity.

The Global Undercurrent of Creativity

We provide endless entertainment and inspiration. This is where you see it first. This is where whatever you're into, no matter how niche, is embraced and expressed by a dedicated community of likeminded creatives. This is where the global undercurrent of creativity feeds the future of popular culture.


There's no other place like DeviantArt. We are an unapologetically addictive experience. Our world is a prolific orgy of originality where creatives enjoy freedom of artistic expression. We are the deviation of creativity that shatters the confines of expectation. We can't help it — it runs through our veins and compels us to nurture it in others. This is DeviantArt.

Bleed and Breed ArtAngelo Sotira (Spyed) DeviantArt CEO and Co-Founder
Questions for the Reader

And now we turn to you for the next step in our journey. Where should we head next? What would you like to see the DeviantArt community accomplish in the future?

DeviantArt's 14th birthday marks the ushering in of a new chapter of our existence as a community. For the past year, we've gained perspective on where our journey should lead us next, and we couldn't be more thrilled to share it with you and have you with us, every step of the way.
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Blarginspark Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
DDimitri16 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D (Big Grin) :) (Smile) 
Awesome <3
carmmen Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Dark-Cynder117 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Keep gitting error messages when I try to save and submit through Muro. I have deleted my entire and browsing history but still get error messages.what should I do?
BenHeine Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
So true, thanks for this
Suyesil Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer

Thanks for making us happy! :)
Timska Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday Deviantart ^^
BWPhotographry Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
i dunno what i would like to see in the future, it excites me being a part of this community although me and my deviantART friends are just a very small part of it.
missjessicamezo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student General Artist
In the future, I'd like to see DeviantArt take on more of a teaching role - art should be shared and taught, because if it's not - then it'll die. I'd also like to be able to do more with a free account - connect it to other social media outlets, change how it looks, etc. 
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