And it’s time for a new podcast episode! This month we bring you Deborah Carruthers, with Sydney Lancaster, to talk copyright.This is a live recording of a talk we held in early May at TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, so don’t keep hitting yourself for missing it! It’s right here. Take notes and learn how the slippery business of copyright applies to you as an artist.
This is Deborah’s second appearance on the podcast during a live talk and for good reason. Her experience in the field of cultural policy is extensive and this on top of a thriving personal art practice as well. And Sydney Lancaster, our current president, has been a advocate for artists rights in Alberta and Canada for years and years and we were so happy to have her here to offer her support and advice. Thanks for them both for coming from Quebec and Edmonton respectively for this talk!
As a bit of a liner note, I think it’s important to highlight a recurring theme for artists asking about copyright: YOU NEED TO GET A CONTRACT! As an organization dedicated to fighting for artists rights and the socio-economic wellbeing of arts and culture workers of all stripes, there is still very little we can do in specific copyright situations if there is no contract to speak of. Student artists, self-taught artists, established artists, emerging artists, curators and gallerists, community organizers: GET A CONTRACT!
For more information about copyright, visit Copyright Visual Arts here: http://www.carcc.ca/en/main
This episode was recorded and edited by Graeme Dearden at TRUCK Contemporary Art (http://www.truck.ca/)
Intro music: “Outsider’s Paradox” by springtide (www.springtide.jp), accessed through Free Music Archive.
Here we are with a new episode of Draw More Income! This episode is actually a PD talk held a few months back that we recorded on copyright. It was hosted by two co-chairs of Copyright Visual Arts, Paddy Lamb and Deborah Carruthers.
Both speakers were a fantastic resource and were fuelled by an active, engaged audience and we were so excited to have them and to be able to actually archive this moment through our new podcast.
As for the podcast, Draw More Income is chugging along and will keep putting out new and interesting content. We took a little break during August to reassess a couple procedures for putting these podcasts out, which we hope will help keep listeners and members engaged with the podcast.
CARCC offers copyright licensing services for visual and media artists.
A collective serving artists
Founded in 1990 by CARFAC, Canadian Artists Representation / le Front des artistes canadiens, CARCC is owned by CARFAC and managed by the artists who serve on the executive committees of both CARCC and CARFAC. CARCC is Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective Inc.
CARCC’s mission is to improve and protect its affiliates’ incomes through the licences it issues on their behalf. Licences are contracts granting permissions for uses of an artist’s works – these might include exhibitions, reproductions, broadcast, internet uses. The uses are defined and limited as to, for example, duration or number of copies. The amount and terms of payment for the uses are also established. Any negotiation necessarily includes the artist/affiliate, and CARCC will stand behind the licences it issues.