VALCO: Visual Artists' Legal Clinic of Ontario

Do you have a legal issue relating to your artistic practice? 

Through the Visual Artists’ Legal Clinic of Ontario (VALCO), CARFAC Ontario and Torys LLP have partnered to provide summary advice to artists about their legal rights and responsibilities. If you have questions relating to copyright, commercial contracts, labour law, commercial leases (for studio and gallery spaces), tenants’ rights or incorporating as a business, let CARFAC Ontario and Torys LLP help by providing approximately one hour of free summary legal advice. Contact CARFAC Ontario for further details or to arrange an appointment to meet with a representative of Torys LLP. Free legal research and/or representation may be allocated on a case by case basis. VALCO is an exclusive service for CARFAC Ontario members,* please contact the office for details.


* Institutional Associate members are ineligible for this service. All cases are subject to a conflict-of-interest check by Torys LLP. 

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372-401 Richmond Street West, Toronto Ontario M5V 3A8
Tel: 416-340-8850 | Toll free: 1-877-890-8850 | Fax: 416-340-7653

The office is open Tuesday - Friday, 12:00 - 5:00pm


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