Frequently asked questions

Do I have to be a gallery to apply?

Art Vancouver is opened to galleries, solo artists and artist collaborations. Our mission is to grow, inspire and empower the local, national and international arts community and we believe that we can achieve this only if we support a diverse range of participants.

When will I hear if my application has been successful?

Whilst we do our best to review everyone’s applications as quickly as possible, due to the high volume we receive, we estimate that applicants will receive feedback within 30 days. Our selection committees’ promise to give each application the adequate time to be reviewed thoroughly.

Do you accept craft works?

We do accept the following: visual arts pieces, including paintings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, digital art, and glass/wood. We do not accept jewelry, tapestries, or any sort of arts and craft works.

Are there any additional costs?

There are optional additional costs such as furniture rental, WIFI, storage and wall signage. If your application is successful, you will receive further details on the extra available options and their costs.

If my application is unsuccessful, how do I get the deposit back?

We will refund you within 10 working days.

Do I need to pay extra to be included in the promotion of the fair?

This is included in the booth cost – we take care of the marketing in its entirety. You will receive 1 complimentary page in the fair’s catalogue to promote your art and provide visitors with your contact details. However if you would like to get extra marketing there are some media partners who are offering our exhibitors special rates, and there are extra marketing options available on a first come first serve basis, some limitations apply.

Do the images I include in the application need to be of the works I include in the show?

No, they don’t. However, if you are able to provide us with images of those pieces you will exhibit, please submit those images. It gives us a better idea of what you are submitting and how your booth could look and fit into the show as a whole.

Are there any discounts for friends and family of exhibitors?

Each exhibitor will receive complimentary tickets for the Opening Premiere Party, April 15, 2021 as well as a 20% discount on all tickets.

Can I use my own lighting?

No external lighting is allowed.

What about wall signage?

Each exhibitor is responsible for their own signage, we will provide you with information such as size, font, printing companies in the area.

Do I need to get insurance?

All exhibitors must purchase an insurance plan for any loss or damages to the artwork including, but not limited to, fire, theft, burglary, damage, water leak, flood or moving of equipment in the exhibition hall.

Can I use my own furniture?

Absolutely, you will be able to drive in the exhibition hall during the set-up day. If you prefer to rent furniture, let us know, we will provide you with more information.

How early can I set up my booth?

Each exhibitor will be given a specific time to set-up. Move in day will be on Apr 15th, 2021.

How many artworks can I exhibit?

This depends on booth size, walls must not be cluttered. Art Vancouver team will attend each booth during setup, if your walls are too crowded, we will ask you to remove some pieces. No artworks will be allowed to be leaned against the walls and be touching the hall floor.

Does the artist/gallery representative have to be present at all times?

Yes, a representative must be in your booth during the entire fair.

What is the selection criteria?

The jury selects exhibitors based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of artwork
  • Overall originality and uniqueness
  • Exhibiting history

If you have any further questions about our fair or the application process please email;