Visual Arts Alberta - CARFAC is a Provincial Arts Service Organization funded provincially and municipally that provide a communications hub between members of the visual arts community and the general public. Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC is the affiliate for the national arts organization Canadian Artists Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) in the province of Alberta.
Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) is incorporated federally as a non-profit corporation that is the national voice of Canada’s professional visual artists. As a non-profit association and a National Art Service Organization, our mandate is to promote the visual arts in Canada, to promote a socio-economic climate that is conducive to the production of visual arts in Canada, and to conduct research and engage in public education for these purposes.
CARFAC was established by artists in 1968 and has been recognized by the Status of the Artist legislation. CARFAC is guided by an active Board, elected by the membership.
We believe that artists, like professionals in other fields, should be paid for their work and share equitably in profits from their work. As the national voice of Canada’s professional visual artists, CARFAC defends artists’ economic and legal rights and educates the public on fair dealing with artists. In doing so, CARFAC promotes a socio-economic climate conducive to the production of visual arts. CARFAC engages actively in advocacy, lobbying, research and public education on behalf of artists in Canada.
CARCC stands for Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective Inc. CARCC was established in 1990 by CARFAC, Canadian Artists’ Representation / Le Front des artistes canadiens, a professional association that works for visual artists. CARCC was founded to put into practice the principles concerning artists’ copyrights for which CARFAC continues to advocate – the professional practice of using written agreements (licences) and the payment of appropriate fees for the use of copyright. CARCC is a corporation separate from CARFAC, but controlled by CARFAC, which is CARCC’s sole shareholder. Members of CARFAC’s executive committee form CARCC’s board of directors.
Discount offered by Canadian Galleries for CARFAC members
The following offer free admittance to CARFAC members:
National Gallery of Canada (ON), Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (NS), Beaverbrook Art Gallery (NB), Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (QC), Musee des Arts-Contemporain (QC), The Rooms (NF)
The following offer reduced admittance to CARFAC members:
Vancouver Art Gallery (student rate)
Current Certificate of Canadian Origin
For artists that ship artwork outside of Canada, CARFAC offers help through the Current Certificate of Canadian Origin (click on above to view certificate) form that accompanies the shipment. CARFAC members pay a reduced rate for this service. This is another reason to join your provincial affiliate Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC.