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The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs

2023 John Fleming Award in Decorative Arts Writing 

In recognition of John Fleming's lasting contribution to decorative arts and design in Canada, the CSDA will inaugurate the John Fleming Award in Decorative Arts Writing

With your help, the John Fleming Award will recognize an exceptional example of original writing on an aspect of decorative arts and design in Canada. This $1,000 juried award will be presented annually at the CSDA Symposium.

Every dollar raised will be matched up to $15,000, thanks to the generous donations of two of our patron members. Download form or Donate Today.

CSDA/CCAD's mission seeks to make decorative arts and design accessible to all people through education, events, community partnerships and volunteer opportunities.

CSDA/CCAD is dedicated to a policy of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

    What are the Decorative Arts?

    The CSDA/CCAD defines the decorative arts as creative works, often of a practical or useful nature, produced by an artist, craftsman or amateur, which have intrinsic aesthetic and/or historical value. These arts include interior design, furniture and furnishings, ceramics, glass, metalwork, graphics, textiles, theatre arts, together with aspects of architecture, industrial and landscape design.

    Learn from and be inspired by the ingenuity, and artistic grace of the diverse field of material culture. You will engage with objects that range from the eccentric to the magnificent, as well as creations that have become elevated to cultural icons.

    "How do we create objects and how do the objects we create shape us!"


    Ornamentum is Canada’s preeminent publication dedicated to exploring and cultivating the aesthetics of the everyday. Written for a broad readership, Ornamentum highlights creative design and craftsmanship in both historical and contemporary work

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    Fall/Winter 2022 

    On newsstands across Canada until May 2023

    The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/ Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs was formed, with the generous support
    of the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, to provide a forum for all those interested in the decorative arts.
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