CARFAC Ontario is the association of professional visual and media artists. Founded in 1968, CARFAC (Canadian Artists' Representation/le Front des artistes canadiens) has worked for 40 years on the legal and economic issues facing visual artists. We believe that artists, like professionals in other fields, should be paid for their work and share equitably in profits from their art practice. The work of CARFAC Ontario is to develop policies, publications and services that assist artists, galleries, curators, art patrons, and other stakeholders in creating an economic climate that benefits all visual artists.


Strengthening the Sector: Resources and Best Practices for the Visual, Media and Craft-Based Arts Sector

Strengthening the Sector: Resources and Best Practices for the Visual, Media and Craft-Based Arts Sector is a three-year project focused on researching and developing a range of resources and tools to support the visual, media and craft-based arts sectors. The ultimate goal of the project is to establish a set of best practices to advance industry standards through a consultative, consensus building process. The resulting ethical and practical professional standards and best practices developed will provide guidance in areas where regulation and agreements currently do not exist. 


Artworks & Charitable Fundraisers: Sector-wide Survey! 

CARFAC Ontario is researching, collecting and aggregating multiple perspectives into a toolkit which addresses the usage of artworks from living artists in Ontario’s charitable fundraisers. We need your help to develop a Charitable Fundraisers Toolkit.

Fundraising events (such as auctions and raffles) which include artworks from living artists are a mainstay of charitable fundraising in Canada. We want to support these important revenue generating activities while upholding professional standards for working with independent artists.

Your insight is critical in developing a toolkit that encourages collaboration, innovative fundraising models, and support for Ontario’s artists and organizations. By responding to this survey, you are directly contributing to the research that will inform the content for this Code of Practice. Research findings will be aggregated and published by CARFAC. The resulting tools will be available, free, on our website.

The resulting toolkit will be a part of CARFAC Ontario’s project: Strengthening the Province: Resources and Codes of Practices for the Visual, Media and Craft-Based Arts Sector. This is a three-year project focused on researching and developing a range of resources and tools to support the visual, media and craft-based arts sectors. The ultimate goal of the project is to establish a set of best practices to advance industry standards through a consultative, consensus building process. The resulting ethical and practical professional standards and best practices developed will provide guidance in areas where regulation and agreements currently do not exist.

The survey will take approximately 15-25 minutes of your time. You may withdraw your participation at any time by simply exiting your browser or closing the survey site. The survey will close on Friday May 22nd at 10:00pm EST.

Please take some time to complete this quick survey: www.surveymonkey.com/s/Z8ZMKY9

Thank you for your support, insight, and contribution to a resilient arts sector in Ontario.

This project is led by a steering committee who oversees the entire Strengthening the Province project, and a smaller advisory committee who oversees the Code of Practice on Charitable Fundraisers. Both bodies are made up of artists, curators, gallerists, and nonprofit professionals.


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