CARFAC (Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens) is your voice if you are a visual artist. CARFAC works to protect the economic and legal rights of artists across the country. BC CARFAC was recently in the news for the open letter that Julie McIntyre, the BC representative, wrote on behalf of artists who are inundated with donation requests. It’s important work that this organization does – and we highly recommend a membership.
Why should you join CARFAC?
1) Numbers talk! With more members comes a more powerful voice advocating for the rights and well-being of all visual artists.
2) Knowledge is power! Once you join, you begin to see what those rights are. Is someone stealing your image to use on a website or a greeting card? Are you showing your work for free, or being asked to donate to an art auction with no reserve price or share in sales?
3) Membership is reasonable! A one year subscription to CARFAC BC is $52 for an individual and $35 for seniors. In Alberta fees are $55 for an individual and $45 for seniors or students.