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Volunteer at the Festival

The AFC Festival 2017 at a new venue, VanDusen Botanical Garden from November 9 - 12, 2017.  

Share your passion for art and conservation with other like-minded people by joining the 2015 Artists for Conservation Festival volunteer team this fall in Vancouver!

Over 70 volunteers, filling 274 shifts joined us last year to run the festival on Grouse Mountain. This year's programming has been expanded, so we are seeking more enthusiastic volunteers to join our team.

Positions include theatre usher, gallery ambassador, public greeter, artist supporter, youth field trip chaperone, special events assistant and many more to suit various skill levels and interests. Check out the festival schedule and come "Experience the Art of Conservation" with us!

It's a great way to get involved in the world's top international art and environmental festival! Meet passionate international wildlife/nature artists from around the world, share your passion with like-minded volunteers, and interact with festival visitors from ages 3 to 75+. 

Volunteers may be required to attend a pre-festival orientation/training session prior to the festival. Specific shifts and roles are filled at orientation meetings based on registration. All volunteers must sign up online and select positions of interest and availability for shifts. Volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of three shifts (6 hours duration each).

Please visit our online volunteer form for a complete list of opportunities and sign up. Our volunteer coordinator will contact you.


Become a 2017 - 2018 Sponsor

Artists for Conservation is inviting a limited number of value-aligned corporate partners to support the delivery of this important, and inspirational international event.

In partnering with the Festival, your organization will derive the following value:

  • Association with a world-class signature event in Vancouver, with provincial, national and international relevance.
  • High-profile visibility to an estimated 25,000 attendees, millions of TV viewers and radio listeners, over 600,000 online and to over 40,000 of Grouse Mountain's members and pass-holders.
  • Excellent value-for-adversting-dollar. Approx 5:1 marketing value.
  • Goodwill and recognition for community leadership in an international context for supporting a major artistic and environmental awareness and education event for the greater public, in particular youth and student groups.
  • Association with an international best-in-class organization and exhibit, with internationally-renowned artists.

Please contact Jeff Whiting directly at 778-340-0748 or jwhiting[at] for detailed information.


Host a Festival Tour

Artists for Conservation Festival and/or Art Exhibit tours internationally.

If you are interested in partnering with AFC, please contact Jeff Whiting directly at 778-340-0748 or jwhiting[at] for details.


Become a Donor

As a not-for-profit organization, Artists For Conservation dedicates its resources to support the preservation of our environment through art. AFC urgently needs the support of its audience to sustain current work and to grow its programs.

Through a donation, no matter how small or large, you can show your support for our organization, for nature-inspired art, and for conservation.

Please support us today!   Visit our donation form for a range of giving options.


Become an AFC Artist Member

To learn more about AFC artists, and to become a member visit the Artists for Conservation site. Artists interested in exhibiting must first apply to become a member of AFC.


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Festival Highlights

VanDusen Botanical Garden is located at:

5251 Oak Street,
Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1
Phone: (604) 257-8335

Most festival activities complimentary with VandDusen admissions ticket. 

  • Adult (19-64) $8.00
  • Senior (65+) $5.50
  • Youth (13-18) $5.50
  • Child (4-12) $4.25
  • Family (2 adults + 2 children under 19) $16.75
  • Children 3 and younger Free
  • VBGA Members Free

  • Crafts
  • Mural
  • Artist Demos
  • Wildlife Encounters
  • Films
  • Nature Walk

  • Art Exhibit
  • Live Art Demos
  • Live Music
  • VIP Reception
  • Films
  • Presentations

  • Fill the register form

  • Sponsor
  • Buy Art
  • Silent Auction
  • Buy a Book



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About Us

Artists for Conservation is a Canada-based international non-profit, with a mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation and environmental education through art that celebrates nature. 

Through international art exhibits, collaborative art-science expeditions, festivals, awards and online initiatives, AFC informs and inspires the public to conserve our natural heritage. Among its membership, AFC serves to foster artistic excellence and empower passionate artists as effective ambassadors for the environment. 


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