Photograph from VABF 2019 of the Vancouver Art Book Fair membership table, volunteers give away free totes to attendees.

VABF relies on the support of our community in order to remain free and open to the public. Here are some ways you can support:

Become a VABF

VABF Members are part of an engaged community that is passionate about art publishing. In addition to annual perks, Members contribute to the sustainability and growth of the annual fair—keeping the event free, while also allowing us to invite international artists and pay fair fees to presenters and arts workers. Your support helps to fund the production of VABF,  and demonstrates your commitment to fostering Vancouver’s art publishing communities and establishing Vancouver as a centre for artists’ publishing.

Become a Member
Vancouver Art Book Fair $50 Membership Package includes, totebag, magazines etc


  • Access to the Member’s Opening Event on October 16, 2020 from 6–8pm
  • Virtual Tour of Guest Curator, Vivian Sming’s studio
  • Limited Edition Risograph Prints by Nandita Ratan and Max Ammo
  • VABF Bookmark, Sticker and 1” Button created by Six Cent Press
  • Membership Card designed by Cora Yiu
  • Subscription discounts
    • ilovecreatives: 10% discount on products (ads, courses or creative profiles)
    • Artforum: Get one year (10 issues) and full online access to Artforum’s archives for the reduced rate of $63 USD (usual rate $70 USD)
    • C Magazine: Free copy of “Gather”, 40% off a regular subscription and 50% off a regular cover price
    • BlackFlash: 50% off a one-year subscription
    • Esse Magazine: 15% off a one-year subscription
    • SAD Magazine: $5 off a one-year subscription––be the first to get your hands on the fall/winter “Death” issue


  • $25 Membership Package (listed to the left)
  • $20 Delush Gift Card
  • 10% discount on risograph poster printing at Moniker Press
  • Screen printed mini 9×13” VABF Tote bag
  • A selection of digitized publications from both local and international artists and publishers to add to your library. 


  • $50 Membership Package (listed above)
  • Virtual Coffee—Get some face time with movers and shakers in the art and publishing world and ask them all your burning questions! 


  • $50 Membership (listed above)
  • Support the cost of one CARFAC Artist’s Fee
  • “Thank You!” social media and newsletter mentions (optional)


Photograph from VABF 2019, a close up of two hands exchanging a printed bookmark.

Partner With Us

By becoming an official partner of the Vancouver Art Book Fair, you will gain print and media access to thousands of cultural enthusiasts and supporters of the arts. You will be identifying your business with a non-profit arts festival that is committed to yearly growth and continually expanding its year-round presence in the Vancouver art and publishing scene.

Please contact us discuss a comprehensive partnership package tailored especially to your organization.

Contact Us


VABF relies on volunteers to effectively deliver our event and run the organization year-round. Due to COVID-19, VABF operations shrunk in 2020 but please contact us if you have some tech skills to contribute to our digital fair (at a distance!) 

Contact us to volunteer!
Photograph from VABF 2016 Fundraiser. Two laughing/smiling volunteers goofily hold the VABF smiley stickers in front of their eyes.