Rudolph Freund, attr., detail of Special Bear hooked mat, c. 1937. Grenfell Mission, Labrador. Photo: Judith Angel, Ken Burris, Carlo Catenazzi

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the CSDA/CCAD?

The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/ Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs is a national non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the decorative arts and design in Canada. It works to inspire, educate, and promote a broader awareness and appreciation for the decorative arts. Visit CSDA/CCAD for more information.

Where can I buy the magazine?

Ornamentum is available to purchase through the Ornamentum site here. If you’re interested in all things related to the decorative arts and design, consider joining the CSDA/CCAD, membership includes an Ornamentum subscription. For back issues, browse our available print and digital copies.

How often is the print magazine published?

Ornamentum is published twice a year. Our Spring/Summer issue is published in May and our Fall/Winter issue is published in November.

What types of design does the magazine include?

Ornamentum celebrates material culture in all its forms and expressions. The magazine explores a wide range of decorative arts and design, from furniture and furnishings, ceramics, glass, metalwork, graphics, and textiles through to aspects of architecture, industrial, interior and landscape design, craft, and the aesthetics of the everyday.

I would like to advertise on the site and/or in the magazine.

Please contact advertising@ornamentum.ca for any advertising related inquiries.

I found an error on the site, who can I tell?

You can contact us using the contact form on our Contact page. Or you can email online@ornamentum.ca. Please indicate on which web page and where on the page the error is located. We appreciate your keen editorial eye.


How can I subscribe to the magazine?

Visit our Store page to purchase a subscription.

When will I receive my first copy?

New subscribers will be mailed their first issue of the magazine within one month of purchase. Following issues of the magazine are sent out in May and November.

Can I subscribe to the magazine if I live outside of Canada?

Both U.S. and international subscriptions are available.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Visa and Mastercard.

Can I unsubscribe?

If you wish to unsubscribe, please send an email to info@ornamentum.ca. A refund will be issued for unmailed issues.


How can I pitch an article for the print magazine?

Please email any pitches to the editor at editorial@ornamentum.ca

What are your submission guidelines?

We publish in French and English. Articles are published in the language in which they are written. Authors must also supply print-quality images, with the rights to publish in print and online.

How can I contribute to the website?

Please contact Ornamentum’s online editor: online@ornamentum.ca with any pitches for the site.

How can I have my artwork featured on the site?

Please contact Ornamentum’s online editor – online@ornamentum.ca – if you’d like to put your name or someone else’s forward for consideration. In your email, include a short bio (no more than 200 words) and a link to the artwork.

Do you pay contributors?

Ornamentum pays a small honorarium for stories published in print: $100 for articles under 1000 words and $150 for articles between 1000-2000 words. We do not currently pay for articles published solely online at this time.