About Us


Artists for Conservation is a Canadian based international non-profit. AFC represents 500 artists from 30 countries,in the nature/wildlife art genre, who are committed to conservation. Many of the world's most recognized names in the field are actively involved.

Our mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation and environmental education through art that celebrates nature.

Through international art exhibits, collaborative art-science expeditions, annual festival, awards, publications, and leading online initiatives, we aim to engage, inspire and inform the public, and empower passionate artists as effective ambassadors for the environment.

AFC's flagship event, the annual Artists for Conservation Festival (#AFCFestival2020), returns for a 10th year to beautiful Vancouver, Canada - a one-of-a-kind, international cultural event supporting and celebrating nature. 

It's a highly anticipated event in the nature-inspired art field including AFC's annual world's top conservation-themed art exhibit with over 90 original artworks for sale in support of conservation, documentary films about art and conservation, special lectures, live painting demos, adult and youth workshops, music and cultural performances. 

Each year, many AFC artists travel from around the world to take part in this very special gathering. It's a unique opportunity to connect with the art and conservation community and for members to connect with each other. Our events celebrate nature with art, music, and wildlife.

Come to the Festival with your family and friends. The event is for all ages. 

Volunteer at the Festival

The AFC Festival 2020 at a VanDusen Gardens in Vancouver, BC from October 1 - 4th, 2020. 

All safety measures will be taken following Provincial Health Authorities protocols to ensure the safety of our volunteers and visitors.

Share your passion for art and conservation with other like-minded people by joining the 2019 Artists for Conservation Festival volunteer team this fall in Vancouver! Over 80 volunteers, filling nearly 300 shifts have joined us at past festivals. 

Volunteer roles include gallery ambassador, public greeter, artist supporter, and 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 are 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 2020 - 2021 - Sponsor | Partner | Patron

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 to become a sponsor, partner or patron  778-340-0748 or jwhiting[at]artistsforconservation.org.

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 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: 5151 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1

Maplewood Conservancy is located at: 2649 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver

Festival activities start at 11am daily (Oct 1-4) and are free with regular admission to VanDusen Botanical Garden. Advanced tickets required.

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  • Art Exhibit 
  • Live Art Demos
  • Music and Performances
  • Live Birds of Prey
  • Guided Nature Walks

  • Come to the Festival
  • Spread the Word
  • Purchase a Bird Mural
  • Buy Orginal Art
  • Make a Donation
  • Buy an AFC Book & Calendar
  • Volunteer
  • Sponsor the Event




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AFC Festival 2020
@ VanDusen Botanical Garden
1 Oct - 4 Oct, 2020
Vancouver, BC, Canada

AFC Festival 2020 (Preview)
@ Maplewood Conservancy
19 Sept - 20 Sept, 2020
North Vancouver, BC, Canada


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. 

Visit: artistsforconservation.org 

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