The Second Asian Zine Fair
Get ready for Toronto's
SECOND ASIAN ZINE FAIR!
The Asian Zine Fair was created to provide Asian Artists a space to showcase their work and voice.
Come check out what our local Asian artists have been up to, chat with them, and pick up some zines.
Date & Time:
May 5th, 2019
11:30am - 3:30pm
292 Brunswick Ave
featuring 30+ exhibitors
Exhibitor Roster: coming soon!
astrology readings are BACK!
Special performances: TBA
Admission to the festival is FREE with PWYC option (no one turned away at the door for lack of funds):
we are currently fundraising for our future programming and would love it if folks can help us out with some donations.
*** Volunteers NEEDED! ***
If you are interested in volunteering for the zine fair or have other ideas, please email us!
The Tranzac is a wheelchair accessible venue.
astrology sign ups start at 12 and readings start at 12:30
come early because spots are very limited.
more information about astrologer reader coming soon
About Asian Zine Fair (AZF):
Asian Zine Fair exists to promote the diversity of Asian creativity. Although this is changing, Asian artists in the past have experienced being lumped together as one homogenous group and discouraged from creative expression. We want to create agency for Asian artists to define their own identities, visibility, representation and encourage young artists to use zines as a viable and independent avenue for sharing their work and voice.
Our first year saw success for this small-scale operation and drew 300+ attendees!
The Where Are You From? Collective (WAYF Collective) is an art-based and activism program for Asian-identified people (that includes but is not limited to Southeast Asian, South Asian, East Asians, Asian-Pacific Islander).
Our work seeks to address issues of agency that Asians living on Turtle Island experience in defining our identities, visibility, and representation by offering workshops for youth, running Arts events, and creating an online platform for self-representation.
We work from an intersectional, anti-oppression framework to empower Asians to develop critical art practices and build activist spaces that challenge dominant culture after decades of collective silence. Our mission is to celebrate Asian identities and achievements, build capacity for Asian-identified youth, and connect diasporic Asian communities so that we can create intentional dialogue that disrupts status quo.
Visit our website:
Special thanks to ArtReach and the Toronto Arts Council for their support for our 2018-2019 workshop series.
Our AZF poster was designed by: Shaili Chibba