About CARFAC Ontario


CARFAC Ontario is the association of professional visual and media artists in Ontario. We believe that artists, like professionals in other fields, should be paid for their work and share equitably in profits from their art.


CARFAC Ontario is a robust, well-resourced professional association serving the needs of visual artists in Ontario.


Artists working for artists, artists speaking for artists - this is CARFAC Ontario. We do this by working to ensure that artists’ rights are respected in relation to:

  • adequate payment;
  • healthy working conditions;
  • employment benefits;
  • and other rights normally accorded to workers in other segments of society
These are what we, as artists, are working to provide for our fellow artists.

 Core Values 

  • Artist run: artists working for artists and their rights – economic, social, political, social, health and safety.
  • Voice for community of professional artists: speak on behalf of visual artists and their sector; and it speaks with legitimacy because it is the collective voice of artists.
  • Sustainability: develop strategies to stabilize its financial position.
  • Sectoral leadership: establish a pivotal leadership role for instigating change at the sectoral level.

414-401 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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