Founded in 2002, Aesthetica is at the forefront of art, culture and design. Published six times per year, it is distributed internationally. The magazine and online content stylishly combine editorial with compelling critical debate, pushing the boundaries while exploring the best in contemporary visual culture.


Rates & Bookings

Please contact us for prices and to talk about your advertising requirements.
Contact Amelia Cunnigham on (0044) (0)203 004 7201 or email amelia@aestheticamagazine.com

Reader Profile

Intelligent, beautiful and informative, Aesthetica is one of the leading publications for art, design and photography. Based in the UK since 2002, Aesthetica has attracted a vast international audience by being known as a publication that always pushes boundaries. We look at the creative sector as an interdisciplinary whole; and as creatives, we draw our inspiration from a wide variety of sources.

Inside Aesthetica readers will find features on photography, architecture, design, fashion, film and music. Through these cultural media Aesthetica’s experienced journalists comment on some of the most important themes in contemporary society today. The Aesthetica reader is engaged and thirsty for knowledge.

The Aesthetica reader is an influential tastemaker who is discerning and educated with significant spending power. Culture forms a part of their daily lives as well as keeping up-to-date with current affairs and trends. They are lively, young professionals that place an emphasis on high quality design.

Aesthetica is a key publication for them. Keeping them informed and inspired, it’s a magazine for people who are individuals.

Reader Statistics

  • ABC1 with 49% male and 51% female
  • Average age range 30-40
  • Affluent with the average salary being £50,000 or more
  • Educated with over 85% having a university degree
  • 73% travel regularly for business and pleasure
  • 91% attend exhibitions and culture events on a regular basis
  • Loyal with 88% keeping Aesthetica as part of their collection

Audience Figures

  • Readership 144,000
  • Social Media 140,000
  • E-newsletter 130,000


Distribution

UK

  • Extensive distribution in the UK through WH Smith High Street (300 stores)
  • Distribution through WH Smith Travel – train stations and airports (200 stores)
  • Leading galleries – Tate Modern, Serpentine, ICA, Henry Moore and many more

Overseas

  • Exported to 20 countries including USA, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Japan, Hong Kong, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and many more.

Previous Campaigns

  • Galleries: V&A, Tate Modern, ICA, Royal Academy, Baltic
  • Lifestyle: Chanel, Audemars Piguet, Olympus, Nissan, Woka Vienna, Nest
  • Art Fairs: AIPAD New York, MOPLA, Frieze, Art Basel, Scope, Art Beijing, FIAC
  • Universities: Royal College of Art, University of the Arts, Goldsmiths


Print Advertising

Print advertising is available in Aesthetica Magazine. Published 6 times per year, Aesthetica Magazine engages with contemporary arts, contextualising it within the larger cultural framework.

The magazine’s content stylishly combines editorial with compelling critical debate, pushing the boundaries while exploring the best in contemporary visual culture. Aesthetica’s engaging and forward thinking editorial guarantees that your message directly reaches a culturally active audience.

Main distribution outlets

  • Galleries and cultural venues
  • WH Smith stores (UK)
  • Barnes & Noble stores (USA)
  • Newsagents
  • University bookstores
  • International art fairs, film festivals and other key cultural event
  • Up to an additional 5,000 copies are distributed at art fairs, festivals and exhibitions in the UK and internationally
  • For a complete list of Aesthetica Magazine stockists, visit the Stockists page

Multi-reader subscriptions

  • Essential resource for universities, colleges and schools both in the UK and internationally
  • Large number of artists’ studios, creative centres and cafes
  • 1000 universities, colleges and schools subscribe

Publishing Dates

  • 1 Feb – 31 Mar
  • 1 Apr – 31 May
  • 1 Jun – 31 Jul
  • 1 Aug – 30 Sep
  • 1 Oct – 30 Nov
  • 1 Dec – 31 Jan

Terms and Conditions

  1. VAT of 20% is added on to all EU bookings
  2. All artwork is held at the owner’s risk
  3. We reserve the right to make additional charges for any major alterations
  4. Word counts submitted over the maximum 50 word limit will be edited
  5. Minor proof-reading revisions may be made to the text at the discretion of the Aesthetica editorial team
  6. Images submitted outside of the dimensions will be resized
  7. Aesthetica is not liable for any loss or damage from errors, late publication or non-publication


Digital Advertising

Website

The Aesthetica website is a must-visit destination for anyone working in the creative industries as well as for aficionados of art, culture, photography, architecture and design. The content is updated continuously, meaning that our visitors stay longer and return to the website often with over 82% of users visiting the website multiple times per week.

All content is shared on our social media sites, which drives further traffic to the website throughout the day, as well as evenings and weekends. There are two standard sizes that can be booked: 180×150 and 125×125. There are also several bespoke options available, please contact Andrew Lambeth andrew@aestheticamagazine.com to discuss your requirements.

Statistics:

  • 108,000 impressions per issue
  • 54,000 page views per month
  • Advertisements appear on over 3,000 pages of the website
  • All advertisements are placed on all editorial pages for maximum visibility
  • All advertisements are hyperlinked directly to your website and can be animated gifs

E-newsletter

The newsletter is a stylish resource that is sent to 130,000 people who are opt-in subscribers and social media followers across Facebook and Twitter. The newsletter is sent the beginning of each month and reports on the latest events, must-see exhibitions and also offers readers an excerpt from the magazine.

Video

Reach your audience by booking a video space on the Aesthetica website. Taking a large section on the website 950 pixels x 540 pixels, your film will hit Aesthetica’s vast audience and have significant impact.

Terms and Conditions

  1. VAT of 20% is added on to all EU bookings
  2. All artwork is held at the owner’s risk
  3. We reserve the right to make additional charges for any major alterations
  4. Word counts submitted over the maximum 50 word limit will be edited
  5. Minor proof-reading revisions may be made to the text at the discretion of the Aesthetica editorial team
  6. Images submitted outside of the dimensions will be resized
  7. Aesthetica is not liable for any loss or damage from errors, late publication or non-publication


To book space or for more information, advice or a quote please contact:

Amelia Cunnigham
(+44) (0)203 004 7201
01144 203 004 7201 from USA and Canada
amelia@aestheticamagazine.com