Arts & Literary Magazines Summit

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(Formerly the Cultural Magazines Summit)

Magazines Canada’s Arts & Literary Magazines Summit is a full day of networking, workshops and discussion focused on developing your audience—at home and internationally.

If you work at an art, literary or other cultural magazine, the Arts & Literary Magazines Summit is your opportunity to meet with your peers in a comfortable setting that is all about YOU, YOUR magazines and YOUR challenges. There is no better place to network with cultural magazine colleagues from across Canada.

2018 Arts & Literary Magazines Summit

The Arts & Literary Magazines Summit returns April 26, 2018 as part of MagNet: Canada’s Magazine Conference, held in Toronto from April 25–26 at the Courtyard Toronto Downtown.

Registration for MagNet and the Summit is now open. Visit magnet.magazinescanada.ca for more information and to register today!

The 2018 Arts & Literary Magazines Summit is a full-day, eight-hour deep dive into the inner workings of cultural magazine publishing. This year’s program includes:

  • Keynote presentation “Amplify and Advocate: How to Build Community through Magazine Publishing” with award-winning writer Cherie Dimaline
  • “Strategic Planning for the Dynamic Web: How Arts Mags Can Plan and Grow Online in a Constantly Shifting Environment” with Jessa Agilo (ArtsPond), and Amine El and Margaret Lam (BeMused Network)
  • “Practical Steps to Overcoming Barriers and Diversifying Your Contributors” with Chelene Knight (Managing Editor, Room magazine) and Nikki Shaffeeullah (Artistic Director, The Artists Mentoring Youth Project)
  • “Enhancing Engagement: How Initiatives to Connect You to Your Audience Can Grow Your Readership and Brand,” with Kate Lesniak (Publisher, Bitch Media)
  • Panel discussion on “Secrets of Success: Surprising Ways Arts and Literary Magazines Across Canada Bring in Revenue”

Find the complete Summit program at magnet.magazinescanada.ca/arts-literary-summit.

If you have any questions about the Summit, please contact Evan Dickson at edickson@magazinescanada.ca.

Pricing

Early Bird rates are in effect until March 26, 2018:

  • Member: $250
  • Public: $400

Rates after March 26, 2018:

  • Member: $275
  • Public: $475

Register for the Summit online at register.magazinescanada.ca.

Bursaries

Magazines Canada is offering rebates for Arts & Literary Summit travel and tuition expenses to members in good standing that have annual circulation under 25,000. We’ll cover 50% of your travel costs and 50% of your tuition. Bursaries are limited, so visit magazinescanada.ca/program/skills-rebates to apply now!

Resources

White Papers

White papers inspired by the Summits are prepared by host Hal Niedzviecki. Each white paper captures the essence of the presentations, the questions that arose and the informal discussions that made up the summit.

New! 2017 Arts & Literary Magazines Summit Report

2015 Cultural Magazines Summit Report

Videos

This two-minute video offers a look at the 2017 Summit, a sense of the energy in the room and captures enthusiastic reactions from some of the attendees and speakers.

The Arts & Literary Magazines Summit is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council.