Are there opportunities for financial support?
1. The Shannon Michael Cane Award grants four emerging first-time exhibitors (artists, artists' book publishers, or collectives in the early stages of their career) complimentary Fair participation, including an exhibitor table and modest stipend that may be applied towards travel, publication production costs, or other related expenses. This award does not apply to project spaces. To apply, please see details in the application.
2. The Volume Grant is a funding opportunity for BIPOC artists and publishers, launched at NYABF 2022. Applications are reviewed by the Fair team and a jury. Recipients will receive a complimentary table at the Fair, as well as an unrestricted stipend. We recognize the importance of redistribution as a crucial step towards meaningful representation and access. This grant supports the ongoing creative work happening in these communities through assistance with production, travel, and other necessary expenses. This award does not apply to project spaces.
This opportunity is for publishers in all stages and experience in publishing, and we hope to prioritize those who haven’t participated in our Fairs before. Applicants will be reviewed based on demonstrated need and merit. Details on how to apply can be found in the application.
3. If there are funding resources available through your government, universities, or other channels, we are happy to provide an official invitation letter from Printed Matter as well as discuss helping with other related paperwork.