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Canada's Online Source for Visual Art Information
Akimbo is a Toronto-based company that promotes contemporary visual art, video, new media and film locally, nationally and internationally via the internet. Established in November 1999, Akimbo has built a large and dedicated subscriber and reader base of Canadian and international visual arts professionals along with a client base of hundreds of the country's most important galleries, museums, art institutions, and media, film and video festivals.
Akimbo is focused and selective about the information we distribute. Readers get the most up-to-date information about exhibitions, publications, performances, screenings, lectures, launches, calls for submissions, and jobs related and relevant to visual culture in Canada. Akimbo clients get better media coverage, more filled seats, and bigger attendance numbers.
- Akimbo has an opt-in subscriber base of more than 8,550 people.
- Every month akimbo.ca receives over 2 million page views, and 76,000 unique visitors.
- Our site visitors come from Canada, the US, Germany, the UK, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, and many more countries.
- Akimbo RSS feeds get 50,750 reads per month
- Akimbo Calendar items get 101,750 downloads per month.
- The Akimbo iPhone App provides event and exhibition information to 2,200 people
- Akimbo has a loyal and steadily growing number of over 10,000 followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
- Our subscriber demographics consist of individuals (40%), galleries (15%), media (10%), educators (8%), magazines (7%), critics and curators (6%), film and video organizations and distributors (5%), art organizations and councils (5%), design and architecture firms (4%).
Akimblog is an independent publishing arm of Akimbo that features art writers from across Canada and points in the US, Europe, and Asia. Akimblog gets 40,300 page views per month.
Find out more about who our clients are, and what people are saying about Akimbo.
Public Galleries, Artist-Run Centres & Museums
Toronto & GTA: Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Gallery of York University, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Art Metropole, A Space, Arts Etobicoke Gallery, Art Gallery of Peel, Blackwood Gallery, Convenience Gallery, Contemporary Textile Studio Coop, CONTACT Gallery, Campbell House Museum, Doris McCarthy Gallery, The Design Exchange, Drabinsky Gallery, Goethe-Institut, Gardiner Museum, Gallery 1313, Gendai Gallery, Gallery TPW, Gallery 44, Japan Foundation Toronto, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Koffler Centre for the Arts, Loop Gallery, Le Labo, Living Arts Centre, Latitude 44 Gallery, Launch Projects, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Mercer Union, Open Studio, OCAD Student Gallery, Onsite [at] OCAD University, Ontario Crafts Council Gallery, Prefix ICA, Propeller Centre for the Arts, The Power Plant, Red Head Gallery, Royal Ontario Museum, Ryerson Image Centre, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto Sculpture Garden, Telephone Booth Gallery, University of Toronto Art Centre, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, The Women's Art Association of Canada, Workman Arts Project, CAMH, XPACE, YYZ Artists' Outlet, Whippersnapper Gallery
Ontario: Art Gallery of Hamilton, Art Gallery of Windsor, Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Kingston), Artspace (Peterborough), Art Gallery of Sudbury, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Art Engine (Ottawa), Artlab Gallery at University of Western Ontario, ARTspace (Chatham), Burlington Art Centre, Blue Mountain Arts Centre (Collingwood), Bytown Museum (Ottawa), CRAM International (St. Catharines), Cambridge Galleries, Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery (Waterloo), Carleton University Art Gallery (Ottawa), Elora Centre for the Arts, Forest City Gallery (London), Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (Sudbury), Gallery Lambton (Sarnia), Gallery Stratford, Hamilton Artists Inc., Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, The Latcham Gallery (Stouffville), McIntosh Gallery (London), Museum London, McMaster Museum of Art (Hamilton), MacLaren Art Centre (Barrie), Macdonald Stewart Art Centre (Guelph), Modern Fuel (Kingston), National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Oakville Galleries, Ottawa Art Gallery, The Print Studio (Hamilton), Rodman Hall Art Centre at Brock University, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa), Rotunda Gallery (Kitchener), SAW Gallery/Club SAW (Ottawa), Tom Thomson Art Gallery (Owen Sound), Thames Art Gallery (Chatham), Tree Museum (Gravenhurst), Union Gallery (Kingston), Varley Art Gallery (Unionville), White Water Gallery (North Bay), Workers Arts & Heritage Centre (Hamilton)
Yukon: Yukon School of Visual Arts (Whitehorse), ODD Gallery (Dawson YT)
British Columbia: Artspeak (Vancouver), Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art (Kelowna), Access Gallery (Vancouver), Grunt Gallery (Vancouver), Kamloops Art Gallery, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery (Vancouver), Or Gallery (Vancouver), Presentation House Gallery (Vancouver), Vancouver Art Gallery
Alberta: Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton), Art Gallery of Calgary, Glenbow Museum (Calgary), Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge), TRUCK (Calgary), Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff), The Banff Centre
Saskatchewan: AKA Gallery (Saskatoon), Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina), MacKenzie Art Gallery (Regina), Mendel Art Gallery (Saskatoon), Neutral Ground (Regina), PAVED Arts (Saskatoon)
Manitoba: aceartinc.(Winnipeg), Plug In ICA (Winnipeg), Winnipeg Art Gallery, MAWA (Winnipeg), Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (Brandon)
Quebec: DHC/Art Foundation for Contemporary Art (Montreal), Dazibao (Montreal), Darling Foundry (Montreal), Visual Arts Centre (Montreal), FOFA Gallery at Concordia University (Montreal), Galerie Liane and Danny Taran Gallery (Montreal), La Centrale (Montreal), MAI (Montreal), OPTICA (Montreal), Action Art Actuel (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu), Foreman Art Gallery (Sherbrooke)
Maritimes: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax), Anna Leonowens Art Gallery (Halifax), Dalhousie Art Gallery (Halifax), Eyelevel Gallery (Halifax), Gallery Connexion (Fredericton), Owens Art Gallery (Sackville), The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery (St. John's)
U.S.A.: Albright Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo)
Commercial Galleries & Enterprises
Toronto: 99 Gallery, Akau Framing, Aboveground Art Supplies, Angell Gallery, Art Square Gallery, AWOL Gallery, Bezpala Brown Gallery, Brayham Contemporary, ArtBarrage.com, Bau-Xi Gallery, Birch Libralato Gallery, BMO Financial Group, Circuit Gallery, Christopher Cutts Gallery, Diaz Contemporary, The Drake Hotel, David Kaye Gallery, Elliot Contemporary, The East Gallery, The Gladstone Hotel, gallerywest, Gallery DK, General Hardware Contemporary, Headbones Gallery, Hang Man Gallery, INabstracto, Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Leo Kamen Gallery, Lonsdale Gallery, Muse Gallery, Museum of New New Painting, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, O'Born Contemporary, Pikto, p|m Gallery, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Peak Gallery, SB Contemporary Art, Spence Gallery, Stantec Window Gallery, Telephone Booth Gallery, Toronto Image Works Gallery, Twist Gallery, Type Books, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Wedge Curatorial Projects, and others
Ontario: Exposure Gallery (Ottawa), Jane Bond (Waterloo), Michael Gibson Gallery (London), Oeno Gallery (Bloomfield), Patrick Mikhail Gallery (Ottawa), Patrick International Fine Art (Stratford)
Vancouver: Diane Farris Gallery
Montreal: Battat Contemporary, Beaux-arts des Amériques, Pierre-Francois Ouellette art contemporain, Galerie PUSH, Galerie Mur, Galerie Les Territoires, Galerie D'Este
Halifax: Meghan Fish Contemporary
Film, video & new media organizations
Toronto: Art for Commuters (A4C), Alliance Films, Canadian Film Centre, Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, Charles Street Video, Daruma Pictures, InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), New Adventures in Sound Art, National Film Board/Mediatheque, Onestop Media Group, Pleasure Dome, Parkdale Film & Video Showcase, Ryerson University: Kodak Lecture Series, Reel Canada, Toronto International Film Festival Group, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto Animated Image Society, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Trinity Square Video, Vtape
British Columbia: Western Front (Vancouver), Grunt Gallery Media Lab (Vancouver)
Alberta: Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers
Manitoba: Video Pool (Winnipeg)
Quebec: Espace Videographe (Montreal)
Maritimes: Centre for Art Tapes (Halifax)
Festivals & Art Fairs
Toronto: 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, 8 Fest, Abilities Arts Festival, Association for Native Development in the Performing and Visual Arts, AluCine Festival, The Artist Project, Art for Real Change Festival, Art Initiatives/ Sunnyside Beach Juried Art Show & Sale, Art of the Danforth, The ALL CAPS Island Music Festival, ArtFest at the Distillery, BIG on Bloor, Beach Studio Tour, CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival, City of Toronto-Nuit Blanche, C27 Arts Fest, Danforth East Arts Fair, European Union Film Festival Toronto, The Images Festival, Junction Arts Festival, Mayworks, One of a Kind Show, Planet in Focus Film Festival, Parkdale Village BIA, Reel Artists Film Festival, Subtle Technnologies Festival, Summerworks, The Scream Literary Festival, Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto Art Expo, Toronto Alternative Arts and Fashion Week, World of Threads Festival
Ontario: Artsweek Peterborough, Art in the City (Ottawa), Broken City Lab (Windsor), Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener & Area (CAFKA), Culture Days, CLIC Eastern Ontario Photo Show (Bloomfield), Eclectic Electrics Festival (Meaford), Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film (Durham), Grand River Film Festival (Cambridge) Headwaters Arts Festival (alton), Supercrawl (Hamilton)
British Columbia: Western Front New Music (Vancouver), One of a Kind Show (Vancouver)
Alberta: Artcity Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, Calgary Underground Film Festival
Quebec: Art Matters Festival, Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal, Papirmasse Affordable Art
Maritimes: The Cineflux Symposium
Organizations & Arts Councils:
Toronto & GTA: Art for Commuters (A4C), Artists Network Riverdale, Artscape, Artists’ Health Centre Foundation, Arts Etobicoke, AIDS Committee of Toronto, Art Dealers Association of Canada, Amnesty International, Art Libraries Society of North America, Ashkenaz Foundation, Canadian Art Gallery Educators, Canadian Music Centre, Canadian Artists' Representation (CARFAC), Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art (CCCA), Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, City of Toronto, City of Mississauga, Casey House, Consulate General Federal Republic of Germany, Consulate General of Portugal in Toronto, e_fagia, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Harbourfront Centre, Latin American Canadian Art Projects (LACAP), London Arts Council, Ontario Crafts Council, Ontario Arts Council (Toronto), Photo Educators Forum, Partners in Art, The Photographic Historical Society of Canada, Queen St. West BIA, RBC Painting Competition, Sobey Arts Awards, SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Collective), Scarborough Arts Council, Soundstreams, Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts, Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Craft Alert, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Urban Space Property Group (401 Richmond), Visual Arts Ontario-VAO, Waterfront Toronto
Ontario: Arts Etobicoke, Arts Hamilton, Beaux Arts Brampton, Broken City Lab (Windsor), City of Kitchener, City of Hamilton, City of Brampton, City of Thunder Bay, Corktown Residents and Business Association, Hamilton Waterfront Trust, Musagetes (Guelph), Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG), Ontario Clay and Glass Association, Prince Edward County Art Council
British Columbia: City of Richmond, City of Surrey
Alberta: Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge, City of Calgary, City of Red Deer, Edmonton Arts Council, Town of Athabasca
Manitoba: Winnipeg Arts Council, Art City (Winnipeg), United Way of Winnipeg
Quebec: Beaux-arts des Ameriques (Montreal)
Maritimes: New Brunswick Crafts Council
Schools & Residency Programs
Toronto: Al Green Sculpture Studio School, Centennial College, C1 Art Space, George Brown College, Humber College, Hag Atelier, ISIS Canada, National Ballet of Canada School, Ontario College of Art & Design, Ryerson University, Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Seneca School of Communication Arts, Toronto School of Art, University of Toronto, York University
Ontario: Algonquin College (Ottawa), The Banff Centre, Brock University (St. Catharines), Fanshawe College (London), Kingston School of Art, Nipissing University (North Bay), Ottawa School of Art, Spark Box Studio Residency (Picton), University of Guelph, University of Waterloo, University of Western Ontario (London), University of Windsor, University of Ottawa
Yukon: Klondike Institute of Art and Culture/School of Visual Arts (Dawson City)
British Columbia: Emily Carr Institute (Vancouver), Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Surrey), Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops), UBC Okanagan (Kelowna), UBC Vancouver
Alberta: Alberta College of Art + Design (Calgary), University of Lethbridge
Saskatchewan: University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan
Manitoba: University of Manitoba
Quebec: Concordia University (Montreal)
Maritimes: NSCAD University (Halifax)
U.S.A.: Vermont Studio School
Performing Arts Organizations
Toronto: ANDPVA Association for Native Development in the Performing and Visual Arts, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Theatre Centre, Toronto Dance Theatre
Artexte (Montreal), Alphabet City (Toronto), Arc Poetry Magazine (Ottawa), Blackflash (Saskatoon), Broken Pencil Magazine (Toronto), Border Crossings (Winnipeg), Canada University Press, C Magazine (Toronto), Coupe Magazine (Toronto), Canadian Art Magazine (Toronto), Coach House Press (Toronto), Cahiers métiers d'art ::: Craft Journal (Montreal), Descant: A Journal of Arts and Letters (Toronto), The Fillip Review (Vancouver), Fuse Magazine (Toronto), Hamilton Arts & Letters, Hunter and Cook (Toronto), Journal of Computational Media Design (Toronto) Magenta Foundation (Toronto), PUBLIC Art + Culture (Toronto), Prefix Magazine (Toronto), POIESIS:A Journal of the Arts & Communication (Toronto) This Magazine (Toronto), University of Toronto Press, Visual Art News (Halifax)
Toronto: Amoeba Corp., Brad Golden + Co., Bridget Indelicato, Brookfield Properties, James Brandon, Context, Ciarlo Communications, Heather Kelly Marketing, Inbox Communications, Jesson + Company, Karen Mills, LORD Cultural Resources, Mary Pan & Co., Public Art Management, PraxisPR, Plan It Productions, Planet3 Communications, The Ponte, Searchlight Recruitment
Vancouver: Karen Henry, Public Art Vancouver, Landon Mackenzie & Joseph Plaskett Award (Vancouver), Leesa Strimbicki at Urban Art Management
Montreal: ACI Consultants
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"Akimbo is, without doubt, the best bang for the buck as far as I'm concerned based on direct feedback and website activity related to each bulletin's release. My promotion strategy of working exclusively with Akimbo continues to gain recognition for CRAM artists nationally and internationally." Tobey Anderson, CRAM International, St. Catharines November 2011
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