For over 30 years, Applied Arts Media has been the go-to destination for creative advice, insight and inspiration. The Applied Arts Awards celebrate innovative creativity, and capture the current #visualarts landscape in Canada and beyond.

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Applied Arts Media (AAM) has been the authoritative source for creative advice, insight and inspiration in Canada and beyond for over 30 years. Initiated by award-winning Art Director, Georges Haroutiun, Applied Arts magazine has delivered gorgeous imagery, strong opinion, timely information and essential industry insight to a broad range of creative and marketing professionals, since 1986.

Applied Arts magazine 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.

Applied Arts Media has evolved to be much more than just a magazine. We now offer a multi-dimensional experience, including print, digital, in addition to educational initiatives.

Our premium quality Applied Arts magazine and Awards Annuals, special issues and customized publications are available via subscription, on newsstand, at special events and through select advertising partners.

Conversely, our digital presence can be felt on our interactive website (, through the digital version of the magazine, via weekly e-newsletters, and complemented by a presence on all major social media platforms. In addition to our print and digital presence, we offer educational initiatives such as our annual Creative Futures Expo, targeting high school students who are interested in exploring careers in the arts.


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.

Rich Brown, art director
Matthew Donne, copywriter
Jack Latulippe, creative director
Jinah Lee, art director
Catherine Peacock, account director

We would like to thank the Government of Canada through the Canada Magazine Fund in addition to the Support for Business Development for Magazine Publishers Program for financial assistance.

We would also like to thank the Ontario Media Development Corporation Magazine Fund for their financial assistance.

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