Celebrating Decorative Arts & Design!         Célébrons les arts décoratifs et du design !

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

CSDA/CCAD 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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    Upcoming events

    Fall/winter 2021 

    On newsstands across Canada  until May 2022

    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.
    © 2021 Canadian Society of Decorative Arts / Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs