Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present:

Prairie Art Book Fair 2022

September 9 – 11, 2022

Call for Exhibitors | Applications due April 30, 2022

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the third iteration of our Prairie Art Book Fair from Friday,  September 9 to Sunday, September 11,  2022 in the Plug In ICA galleries.

Established as a means of acknowledging the critical relationship between contemporary art and publishing with a regional focus on the Prairies, PABF provides a space for publishers and artists to share their work and for the art book community to intensify and flourish. The fair showcases publications and events from publishers, artists, and galleries with Prairie connections and aims to share zines, catalogues, artist editions, fiction, poetry, criticism, and periodicals and support readings, launches, and workshops.

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

Exhibitor applications are due April 30, 2022 and 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 click here to fill out our online application form.

Please note that exhibitors will be expected to be available for set up and take down and staff their table throughout the weekend.

Exhibitor inquiries can be addressed to Erin Josephson-Laidlaw at and programming inquiries can be addressed to Luther Konadu at

The Prairie Art Book Fair logos were designed by Michael Dumontier + Neil Farber in 2018.


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 homeland of the Métis Nation.

We are grateful to the artists and publishers who made the first two Prairie Art Book Fairs such a success and to artists Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber for the Prairie Art Book Fair logo designed for our first fair in 2018.

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 Erin Josephson-Laidlaw at

For Prairie Art Book Fair exhibitor questions and sponsorship opportunities, contact Erin Josephson-Laidlaw at and for Prairie Art Book Fair programming questions, contact Luther Konadu at

For more information about our programming, contact Luther Konadu at

For general information, please contact: or call 1.204.942.1043.