Create. Celebrate.


Applied Arts explores the strategic and cultural forces driving creativity in Canada and features the resulting work—whether groundbreaking, unusual or otherwise exceptional. Printed quarterly, the magazine is written for, and by, thought leaders and emerging talents in the visual communications field. The magazine and its digital properties cover multidisciplinary creative efforts including, but not limited to, design, advertising, photography, illustration, digital experience and performance. Since 1986, Applied Arts has delivered gorgeous imagery, strong opinion, timely information and essential industry insight to a readership of 46,000 creative and marketing professionals.


Applied Arts maintains the benchmark for creative excellence in Canada through its annual awards program, the winners of which are beautifully reproduced in every issue. The Applied Arts Awards cross multiple disciplines including Photography, Illustration, Design and Advertising. The Student program highlights creative work from secondary and post-secondary institutions, and the Community program showcases multidisciplinary work from regional markets in Canada. offers a wide range of tools, information and inspiration, featuring unique editorial content, greater prominence for the Awards winners, and other industry-focused features.


We would like to thank our advisory boards for their guidance on industry issues. 


Editorial Advisory Board

Matthew Clark, Subplot Design

Vanessa Eckstein, Blok Design

Stephen Jurisic, Miami Ad School

Kristian Manchester, Sid Lee

Jeff Ridpath, Glenn Davis Group


Awards Advisory Board

Rich Brown, art director

Matthew Donne, copywriter

Jack Latulippe, creative director

Jinah Lee, art director

Catherine Peacock, account director


Whether in print or online, Applied Arts is your window on the creative industry in Canada and beyond.


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We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Government of Canada through the Canada Magazine Fund, Support for Business Development for Magazine Publishers Program.




We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Ontario Media Development Corporation Magazine Fund.




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