C Magazine’s mandate is to advance education in contemporary visual art by providing readers with access to important issues and ideas. We present a wide variety of educational programs, including artist talks, lectures, and workshops that extend the discussions and themes explored in the magazine and in our culture. Our readers are primarily artists, art professionals such as curators, educators, and students in visual arts and culture. For many of them, C Magazine has played an important role in their studies and in the development of their careers. We strive to offer programs that enhance our readers’ learning experiences and provide opportunities for development to writers and artists.
As valuable members of C Magazine's team, interns play a key role in promoting and encouraging critical engagement with and knowledge of contemporary art, while gaining valuable experience in the field of publishing.
C School is aimed at extending C Magazine's mandate to advance education in contemporary visual art and culture. C School offers a sponsored educational copies and subscription program where educators can order C Magazine for use in the classroom free of charge. C School also offers study guides and critical writing workshops in a variety of educational settings, taking C Magazine into the classroom and beyond.
The C Writer in Residence programme gives writers engaged in art criticism the opportunity to become closely involved with C Magazine on an in-depth level, as well as a place to grow and develop their writing practice. The Writer in Residence proposes and, upon acceptance, develops an original piece of writing to be published in a forthcoming issue of the magazine or on the website.
Presented by C Magazine and the Indigenous Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commissaires autochtones. The Indigenous Art Writing Award is an initiative created to support, compensate, and platform three standout individuals who are advancing critical and creative thought about Indigenous contemporary art. Indigenous writers in the first decade of their career are invited to submit a single text up to 2,000 words in length about an artist, project, exhibition, performance, event, initiative, theme, and/or phenomenon therein.
The C New Critics Award is designed to help develop and promote the work of emerging art critics. This program gives C Magazine the opportunity to identify and support promising new writers, who often become regular contributors.
Experiments in Criticism is an educational series devised by C Magazine to nurture and promote interdisciplinary critical literacy around contemporary art, primarily for youth aged 18 to 30. Participants in a series of workshops, guided by community leaders, explore unique approaches to art criticism. The Curious Criticism symposium, presented in Autumn 2021, brought together writers, critics, artists, curators, and other thinkers to take up questions in relation to their manifold practices of reflecting on contemporary art and culture.