who we are




Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC is a non-profit, Provincial Arts Service Organization (PASO) and the provincial affiliate for CARFAC National.

Our mission is to promote the visual arts in Alberta and assist Alberta artists, providing a communication hub between members of the visual arts community and the general public.  Additionally, it is the goal of Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC to provide Alberta artists with current, vital information on arts opportunities locally, regionally, provincially, nationally and internationally to ensure that they are able to actively and knowledgeably participate in the broader visual arts world.

As an arts service organization and provincial CARFAC affiliate, we provide:

  • Information about the visual arts sector in Alberta
  • Information and advisory notes for artists
  • Access to all CARFAC services
  • Advocacy on issues affecting the arts and culture sector
  • Professional development workshops for artists
  • Community partnerships informing, educating and connecting visual artists with diverse individuals and cultural organizations throughout Alberta
  • Health insurance plan for artists
  • Studio Insurance for artists (discount offered to members)
  • Links to member websites
  • Opportunities for emerging artists

 As a communications hub, we engage through:

  • Weekly E-Newsletter
  • Website:  www.visualartsalberta.com  with opportunities, residencies ,  information bulletins and professional development
  • Social Media (facebook, twitter, linked -in, tumblr)
  • Office in Edmonton, open 4 days per week
  • Employee in Calgary
  • Online provincial gallery guide

 As an office & gallery, we offer:

  • 4 – 6 exhibitions annually through the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery in Edmonton
  • Exhibitions offsite throughout Alberta (Open Photo/ Open Digital Exhibition for Alberta Artists)
  • Consultation services for artists
  • Opportunities to network socially

 How do you become a member of Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC? 

The cost for membership for an individual member of the Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC is $60.00.  Discounts are available for students, seniors as detailed on the membership form available below.

Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC Membership Form

3rd Floor, Harcourt House Arts Centre
10215 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7
780.421.1731 | info@visualartsalberta.com | Toll-Free 1-866.421.1731

Visual Arts Alberta Association acknowledges support from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Edmonton Arts Council and the City of Edmonton.