CARFAC Ontario
THE VOICE FOR ARTISTS

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ABOUT CARFAC ONTARIO

Canadian Artists' Representation/le front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) Ontario is the association of visual and media artists in Ontario. Our vision is for vibrant, equitable, and sustainable communities in which we as artists are properly recognized for the role we play. As a Provincial Arts Service Organization, CARFAC Ontario serves and responds to the needs of our members, and visual artists across the province.


CARFAC National Conference, 1979
Credit: Public Archives Canada
 

We are dedicated to promoting the wellbeing of  Ontario's visual artists, and advancing the visual arts as a practice and profession through:

  • Serving as a unified voice for visual and media artists in the development of cultural and economic policy and processes;

  • Encouraging fair pay for artists;

  • Producing and publishing information relevant to artists, and delivering public presentations;

  • Providing services for artists including access to pro-bono legal advice, access to group health benefits, up-to-date news on issues of importance to artists, and individual consultation;

  • Enhancing public understanding and awareness of the visual arts and the role of visual artists in society;

  • Engaging in partnerships and sectoral development initiatives;

  • Conducting, and amplifying research


CARFAC Ontario actively works to subvert historical inequities within the arts sector that have disproportionately excluded Indigenous, Black, and racialized artists, artists identifying as members of equity-seeking groups, and artists who experience systemic barriers.

We work in concert with CARFAC National, and as part of a national network of CARFAC affiliates across the country representing and advocating for artists from coast to coast to coast.

CARFAC National

CARFAC National is the national organization that is mandated to advocate for Canadian artists at the federal level, and develops and updates the Minimum Recommended Fee Schedule. CARFAC Ontario members are automatically members of CARFAC National.

www.carfac.ca
membership@carfac.ca

Regional Affiliates

CARFAC BC

CARFAC Alberta 

CARFAC Saskatchewan 

CARFAC Manitoba 

CARFAC Maritimes
(Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island)

VANL/CARFAC
(Visual Arts Newfoundland and Labrador) 

RAAV
Le Regroupment des artistes en arts visuels du Qu├ębec 




Artists' Day banner installation at the CARO office
Credit: Ric Amis

WHO WE ARE

CARFAC Ontario is the association of visual and media artists in Ontario. Our vision is for vibrant, equitable, and sustainable communities in which we as artists are properly recognized for the role we play.

CONTACT US

(416) 340-8850
(877) 890-8850 Toll Free

ADDRESS

414 - 401 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, ON    M5V 3A8

REMOTE OFFICE HOURS

Tues - Fri,  12 - 5PM
please call or email ahead

CARFAC Ontario is supported by our members and the following organizations:

          

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