Canadian Art is published by the Canadian Art Foundation: a charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to empower diverse audiences to understand, debate and be inspired by art.
In a time when both publishing and arts funding are facing unprecedented challenges, Canadian Art is one of the few organizations that have continually expanded their news presence to ignite a vigorous national debate. Our goal is to expand our regional coverage and be the source of contemporary art information across the country.
Become a supporter and join a passionate group of individuals who care deeply about creating a space for dialogue about contemporary art and culture.
Our donors say it best:
“I am glad that Canadian Art is going strong. When I was starting out as an artist, there were all kinds of art magazines, with high quality writing…and regular art reviews in the newspapers. Information about art in Canada has always been very hard to come by and now is even harder with much of the information being very dispersed, often fleeting and mainly lacking in substance. Keep up the good work—it is appreciated.” – J. Buyers
“Thank you for giving focus to so many brilliant contemporary Indigenous cultural workers in Canada.” – J. Hassan
“Thoughtful, critical, interesting writing… a conversation with continuity.” – J. Cook
Canadian Art has grown to become the largest and most widely read art magazine in Canada’s history. All our programs—including public talks, gallery tours and youth engagement—exist to create meaningful encounters with art and help lift our collective understanding of culture and its place in our lives.
It’s thanks to the impassioned support of our donors that all this is possible.
Read our 2017 Donor Impact Report.
“I was just sitting down with that most excellent issue the other day and thinking, damn, it’s so good. I’m so happy to finally feel an affinity with this magazine. Thank you for the amazing work you do.” – J. Ross
“I am supportive of Canadian Art and all the interesting shifts of content and culture have not gone unnoticed.” – R. Castonguay
“Thank you so much for sharing this good cause and you are right, there is more than one way to tell a story, in hopes of initiating new perspectives.” – J. Luchese
“Gorgeous and ground-breaking…powerful and full of humour and delight.” – J. Williamson
Print readers: 112,350
Online audience: 155,290
Public programs: 2,870
Youth & Mentorships
Canadian Art has a passionate institutional commitment to education and nurturing the next generation.
School Hop Youth Art Program
- School Hop offers much-needed support to public high schools, which lack funding and qualified teachers for art (People for Education report, 2018)
- Help us bring meaningful encounters with art to 875 students from 40-50 high schools each year
- Priority access and outreach is provided to under-served schools
Annual Mentorships Programs
- Through our annual editorial internships, residencies and Writing Prize award, five gifted young writers and cultural critics gain invaluable early career experience
- Past participants have gone on to write or work for Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the National Gallery of Canada, MOMUS, e-flux, the Guardian, Hyperallergic, Flash Art, the Huffington Post, and more
- Gallery Day is a free day of talks in galleries across the country, connecting readers with artists, curators and Canadian Art writers
- We are excited to announce that in 2018, we are continuing our expansion of this popular program from three to seven cities: Victoria, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.
Canadian Art Encounters Talks
- We bring visionary and influential artists, writers and thinkers from around the world to audiences across Canada, and pair speakers with Canadian interviewers to create unprecedented encounters
- Recent speakers include: Wolfgang Tillmans, Maggie Nelson, Aruna D’Souza, Shirin Neshat, Hito Steyerl and Julian Barnes
RBC Canadian Painting Competition
- Established in 1999, this national competition is produced in partnership with Canadian Art to support emerging artists and provide vital professional development and mentorship opportunities
TD North/South Artist Exchange
- This annual program aims to bridge the gap between Canada’s North and South by creating residency programs across both regions. Canadian Art works with recipients to develop customized residencies that foster connections between artists and communities
Wanda Koop Research Fund
- For an artist, the research stage of their practice can be challenging to fund, especially when it entails travel or other cost-prohibitive activities
- Launched in 2018, a $15,000 award is designed to benefit mid-career artists who are embarking on a phase of research
- The inaugural prize was awarded by an independent jury to Tanya Lukin Linklater, an artist based in northern Ontario
All levels include a complimentary one-year subscription that extends any current subscription.
See a complete list of Donor Benefits according to levels of support.
All gifts are appreciated and charitable tax receipts are issued for amounts of $10 or more.
Our charitable registration number is 132945908RR0001.
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Your gift ensures that urgent, challenging and impactful stories on art can inspire a growing audience of over 230,000 people.
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Canadian Art Foundation
215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 330
Toronto, ON M5T 2C7
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Charitable registration number: 132945908RR0001.