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. 

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.

Trevor Battye Advertising Sales provides client-driven advertising and monetization strategies for print and digital publications, festivals, and events for over 15 years. Clients include The Alberta Teachers Association, The Vancouver Writers Festival, and The Tyee among others. For more information, or to schedule an initial consultation visit

Here at Venue, we help culture-obsessed companies transform recurring rituals – like All Hands, Town Halls, Exec AMAs, and more – into beautiful and interactive livestreams. You can still use Zoom or Teams or Meet for meetings – but Venue is for your special events that need to inspire and engage.

We’re already working with creative enterprises like Shopify, Wealthsimple, Loblaw Digital and more to engage their teams, reflect their culture, and build authentic community.

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).