Winterfest 2020

February 22, 2020

RBC Convention Centre

Artists > Becoming an Artist

Becoming an Artist

We are excited in your interest to participate as an artist for Winterfest and Ai-Kon 2019! We recommend you take the time to review our Ai-Kon 2019 Artist Package and guidelines for application as our policies and processes have changed. Inquiries can be directed to the Artist Coordinator at We look forward to hearing from you!

Ai-Kon 2019 Table Sales

Ai-Kon 2019 art tables will go on sale at 2:00 PM CST Saturday, March 23, 2019. To read the full rules and how to apply, click here!

The application form will go live at 2:00 PM CST Saturday, March 23, 2019. More info on becoming an artist for 2019 can be found here.

Ai-Kon 2019 Artist Application Form

Are you a new artist to Ai-Kon 2019?

Returning this year is the Emerging Artists Initiative!

Ai-Kon is happy to continue our initiative to welcome new artists into our Artist Faire and onto the convention scene! A total of ten artist tables will be made available to artists who have never exhibited at Ai-Kon and/or artists who have not participated at Ai-Kon or Winterfest since 2014 (as an artist or a vendor).

We ask that artists place a focus on anime- and/or Japanese culture-related pieces that follow Ai-Kon’s scope of mandate. Emerging artists must sell their own artwork and must submit examples of this work (either in picture form or a link to an online gallery) with their application. All applications will be reviewed and approved to ensure a good fit for the artist as well as ensuring a diverse group of emerging artists within the Ai-Kon Artist Faire.

The emerging artist tables are available in half size for one artist, full size for one artist, or one artist plus a helper. Please note that only one artist is permitted to sell their works per table size purchased.

The rules regarding artwork, conduct and convention are the same as for all artists, found here!

Applications for this program are open from February 26 to March 15, 2019. All applying artists will be notified of status on March 16, 2019. General art table sales will open on March 23, 2019, at 2:00 PM CST.

Ai-Kon 2019 Emerging Artists Initiative Application Form

Ai-Kon Marketplace Hours:
Friday, July 26: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 27: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 28: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Please email with any questions!