What is "CARFAC"

artists working for artists

"CAFRAC" is the national voice of Canada’ s professional visual artists

  • Full name

Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens

  • Description

national association of Canada’s professional visual and media artists.

  • Founded


  • Members


  • Office location

Ottawa, Ontario

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  • Website


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CARFAC believe that artists, like professionals in other fields, should be paid for their work and share equitably in profits from their work. CARFAC defends artists’ economic and legal rights and educates the public on fair dealing with artists, providing a vitally important perspective on issues affecting the making of art, artist’s rights, intellectual property rights, and the status of the artist within our society.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.


CARFAC’s goals are to advocate:

•By improving socio-economic conditions for artists

•By raising the status of professional artists

•By promoting new and emerging practices for artists

CARFAC’s goals are to educate:

•By informing artists, the general public, and government

•By explaining the role and profession of artists

•By promoting art-making as a profession

CARFAC’s goals are to innovate:

•By using a cooperative model with province-wide scope

•By actively seeking opportunities for under-represented voices

•By responding to the changing needs of visual artists

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