Call for Exhibitors: Prairie Art Book Fair 2024

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art

Submission Deadline: March 8, 2024

Prairie Art Book Fair logos by Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is very delighted to announce the fourth iteration of our Prairie Art Book Fair from Friday, September 13 to Sunday, September 15, 2024 in the Plug In ICA galleries. We are currently seeking interested exhibitors–locally, internationally—to participate in this year’s fair.

In recognition of the continued symbiotic relationship between contemporary art and publishing, our book fair was launched in 2018. The biennial fair began with a focus on the prairies and has since expanded its scope beyond this region. PABF is now open to applicants nationally and internationally. This book fair provides a context for publishers and artists to distribute their work, connect with prairie audiences, learn, and cultivate new relationships. The fair showcases publications and programming events from publishers, artists, and galleries and aims to share zines, catalogs, artist editions, fiction, poetry, criticism, and periodicals and support readings, launches, and workshops.

We strongly encourage applications from BIPOC community members, as well as 2SLGBTQIA+ folks and people facing accessibility challenges.

Exhibitor applications are due March 8, 2024.


We are on Treaty 1 Territory. Plug In ICA is located on the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the National Homeland of the Red River MĂ©tis. Our water is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.

Plug In ICA extends our heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors, valued members, and dedicated volunteers. We acknowledge the sustaining support of our Director’s Circle. You all make a difference.

We would like to The Winnipeg Foundation for their ongoing support of Plug In ICA.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We could not operate without their continued financial investment and lobbying efforts.

Plug In ICA relies on community support to remain free and accessible to all and enable us to continue to present excellent programs. Please consider becoming a member of Plug In ICA and a donor at or by contacting Caitlin Thomas-Dunn at


Must be a Canadian publisher, artist, gallery, or other arts organization involved in the literary arts to apply.

We strongly encourage applications from BIPOC community members, as well as 2SLGBTQIA+ folks and people facing accessibility challenges.

Selection Process

Only successful applicants will be notified after the closing date. If you are interested in renting a table or organizing an event in conjunction with the fair, please fill out our online application form below.

Submission Requirements

Please prepare and submit the following items through our online form:

  • Basic information and contact information
  • Description of publisher, publication, organization, or artist (30 words max.)
  • Description of the work you’d like to exhibit at the fair (100 words max.)
  • Examples of the work you’d like to share at PABF (compiled in one pdf)
  • Accessibility needs

How to Submit

Please submit to the PABF through our online form.

Submission Deadline: March 8, 2024

For additional information or questions, please contact:
Luther Konadu / 204.942.1043

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art
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