Support Canada’s Endangered Independent Media Arts Publishers

Canada’s carefully curated, thoughtfully designed, and beautifully produced independent editorial publications are in decline.

From analog photography, to film critiques, to design industry showcases, to innovations in contemporary art, and so much more, publishers create legacy documentation for the Canadian arts community with trustworthy, relevant editorials.

The decline of resources for publishers is a devastating loss to the artists, writers, and creative contributors they serve in crafting qualitative editorial experiences for readers on a national level. The pandemic, cuts to grant funding, and inflation have been incredibly difficult for Canada’s niche arts publishers.

That’s why these participating publishers have joined forces to send a friendly reminder that there are a lot of easy ways you can support this dying art, and benefit from a little less screen time this year.

A fresh new year is a perfect time to subscribe for home delivery of creative inspiration!

Enjoy exceptional storytelling, timely discourse, and captivating editorials delivered to your door.

Easy ways to support Canadian independent publishing:

  • Renew your lapsed subscriptions
  • Subscribe to something new
  • Shop Local at independent bookstores across Canada—they need you too!
  • Request Us at your local bookstore, newsstand, or public library
  • Give Gift Subscriptions
  • Share/Follow content on social media with your friends and colleagues

Until February 4, 2024, these participating publications would like to offer new and legacy readers a 20% discount on subscriptions.

Participating Publications:

PhotoED Magazine – Canadian photography in a brand new light.
Get 20% off subscriptions at checkout using promo code: AKIMBO20
(Regular price: 1 year/ 3 issue subscription = $40.)
Follow photoED Magazine on Instagram: @photoedmagazine

EsseEsse arts + opinions is a contemporary art magazine covering a wide range of practices, including visual arts, performance, and all forms of socially engaged and site-specific intervention.
Get 20% off all subscriptions at checkout using promo code: AKIMBO20
(Regular price: 1 year/ 3 issue subscription = starting at $35)
Follow Esse on Instagram: @revueesse

POV Magazine – POV is Canada’s documentary magazine, covering the best in non-fiction film from coast to coast.
Get 20% off here!
(Regular price: 1 year/ 2 issue subscription = $12)
Follow POV on Instagram: @POV_magazine

Applied Arts Magazine – Applied Arts explores the strategic and cultural forces driving creativity in Canada and features the resulting work—whether groundbreaking, unusual or otherwise exceptional. The magazine is the creative industry’s lookbook.
Get 20% off subscriptions at checkout using promo code: AKIMBO20
(Regular price: 1 year/ 2 issue subscription = $40)
Follow Applied Arts Magazine on Instagram: @appliedartsmag

Thank you for supporting Canadian independent art publishing!

Questions, comments or ideas?
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