Industry Partners

The Alberta Partners for Arts and Culture is a coalition comprised of Alberta’s eight Provincial Arts Service Organizations and four Cultural Industry Associations, including the Alberta Craft Council, Alberta Dance Alliance, Alberta Magazine Publishers Association, Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society, Alberta Media Production Industries Association, Alberta Music, Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta, Book Publishers Association of Alberta, Regroupment artistique francophone de l’Alberta, Theatre Alberta, Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC and Writers’ Guild of Alberta. 

Burke has been a print industry leader for over 100 years and has worked tirelessly to become a true one-stop shop for our customers. Burke’s celebrated design department specializes
in magazine and publication design. We are a Canada Post Smartmail Marketing Expert Partner and run a top-of-the-line mail house. Our Heidelberg Low Energy UV press and in- house bindery department make publication production a breeze. We work daily to make our customers’ publishing process simple, fast and consistent from conception to completion.

From partnering with small companies, to working with larger publishers and juggling complicated distribution lists – Burke is here to make your magazine a success! Burke recently acquired two local Calgary print shops, Topline Printing and PrintCor, making us Edmonton and Calgary’s leading media supplier, and your single source partner.

Capital Colour has been in the magazine production business for over 25 years, printing for our many Western Canadian clients. From start to finish, our team of experienced and friendly staff work to meet your budgets and timelines needed for success.

We have the equipment and processes to print 10 to 10,000 magazines, including the only LED offset press in Western Canada for low energy/no VOC printing…great for the environment and great quality! Our full bindery and mailing services ensures your magazine production and distribution goes according to plan for a stress free partnership.

Just starting out, or an industry leader, we can help make your magazine a success.

At CBN Commercial Solutions, we deliver innovative magazine printing solutions that elevate. For over 100 years we’ve been providing our clients with expert advice to create work of exceptional quality.

CBN Commercial Solutions is committed to being Alberta’s leading full-service o set and digital printer specializing in magazines and commercial printing. Our state-of-the-art Heidelberg 10 colour UV perfecting press with high-speed inline sheet inspection makes short work of long magazine runs and gives publishers unprecedented access to a wide range of special nishes and e ects with assured quality. Our comprehensive in-house bindery, mailing and ful llment service ensures your magazine is on time and on budget. For special editions choose from a wide variety of specialty nishing options including die cuts, varnishes and foiling. In a sea of same, our team of trained professions are committed to making your publication shine. Great IDEAS Start HERE!

CentralWeb is a commercial heatset web printer with production facilities in Calgary and Edmonton. With state of the art prepress, six press lines, seven bindery lines, and mail services, we are able to o er a wide range of complete print services. Since our inception in 1967, we have been committed to the success of our customers by providing high quality products and service.

Magazines Canada is the national trade association representing Canadian-owned, Canadian- content consumer, cultural, specialty, professional and business media magazines. French
and English member titles o er a wide range of topics including business, professional, news, politics, sports, arts and culture, leisure, lifestyle, women and youth, made available on multiple platforms. The association focuses on government a airs, services to the advertising trade, circulation marketing and the development of career skills for and the recognition of excellence among the people who work in Canada’s magazine media.

Mitchell Press is a team of skilled, curious and creative, award-winning print professionals focused solely on our clients’ success. In over 90 years of bringing creativity to life in print, we’ve learned that while our technology and automation enable precision and excellence, it’s our team that provide the client experience. No matter how challenging the project, we have the solution and people to make it happen.

Privately owned and operated since 1928, Mitchell Press is the one of the largest commercial printing companies in Western Canada.

In 2018, Mitchell was awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold by the Canadian Print Awards, Best of Category (Benny) by the Print Industries of America for Heat Set O set Printing and ranked #3 amongst North America’s largest printers for sustainable practices by

It’s time to #loveprint. Off set, Digital and New Media

Mount Royal University’s four-year Bachelor of Communication – Journalism degree aims to develop entrepreneurial multi-media communications skills grounded in critical thinking and ethical and professional practices. Students contribute to The Calgary Journal, an award- winning community news organization that produces a multi-media website, documentaries, and six print news magazines per year. Classes blend practice and theory for a broad-based education of value for many career choices.

Our faculty members blend extensive professional experience with current media research expertise. We focus on nurturing student journalists’ abilities in a supportive environment geared toward student success. Among other program requirements, journalism students complete one paid, full-time, supervised professional work experience (12 week, 450 hour minimum), from either May – August, September – December, or January – April.

Anchor Media Inc is the proud, independent publisher of  Chestermere Anchor City News, and the Chestermere Business Directory reaching all the residents of Chestermere and Langdon  with good old-fashioned free door-to-door delivery, providing those community’s  active, educated and affluent readers with hyper-local news, community events, sports, politics, art and social issues.

As the largest printer in Canada and one of the largest in North America, TC Transcontinental Printing has over 4,500 employees and possesses a network of 17 state-of-the-art plants.

In the printing industry since 1976, TC Transcontinental has extensive experience partnering with magazine publishers: understanding their challenges and providing solutions to reduce their production cycle; streamlining work ow processes and costs; and delivering constant high quality and innovative products to the market. Respect, teamwork, performance and innovation are strong values held by the Corporation and its employees. Through our commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility, we rely on a range of sustainable forest products and we believe that our responsible paper purchasing policy has a signi cant impact on the forest and paper industries.

Vividata is Canada’s authoritative source for insights on multi-media and consumer behaviour. It is the leading provider of cross platform audience measurement for publishers. The single source, syndicated study uses a probability-based sample of over 40,000 Canadians with results released quarterly. A tripartite, not-for-pro t organization, Vividata is governed by a board of directors representing the interests of Canadian publishers, agencies and advertisers.

Wordfest is Calgary’s year-round destination for experiencing the most compelling authors from across Canada and around the world, live on stage. Choose from more than 180 fun and engaging events held across our spring and fall festivals, as well as our monthly programming. Featured events include the unbeatable Literary Death Match, Adult Spelling Bees, live storytelling series, Calgary’s friendliest book club, Trivia Nights, workshops, youth and in-school programming, and talk-show-style conversations with some of the biggest headliners of the year. Known as The Imaginarium, Wordfest’s fall festival is the city’s manifestation of a modern curiosity shop, animated by 50+ of the season’s most intriguing local, national and international writers, artists, thinkers and dreamers (Oct. 16-23, 2019).