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CARFAC Ontario members directly support and contribute to the collective voice of visual and media artists in the province, and on the federal level.

Members enable our advocacy work which has, and continues to, play a central role in advancing the practice and profession of visual and media arts both in Ontario, and across the country. We work and collaborate with other provincial and national arts organizations and associations, and connect directly with elected officials and their staff to inform the development of sound cultural and economic policy.

In addition, members can access a variety of services, supports, and engagement opportunities that are tailored to visual and media artists.

Member Discounts

A CARFAC Ontario membership includes access to discounts for many businesses around the province.

Membership Benefits include:

Community & Professional Development


One-one-one consultation in navigating specific issues or challenges related to your practice, as well as consultation pertaining to the CARFAC-RAAV Fee Schedule*

Exhibition Listings

Submit your upcoming exhibitions for public listing on our website.

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Voting & Participation

Participation, and voting, at CARFAC Ontario's Annual General Meetings.

CARFAC National Membership

CARFAC Ontario members automatically become members of CARFAC National.

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Members Directory

All CARFAC Ontario members are added to our Members Directory.

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Our weekly newsletter providing advocacy updates, sector news, vetted calls for submissions, and employment & professional development opportunities.

Legal Advice and Financial Services

VALCO: 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.  This is a free, exclusive service for CARFAC Ontario Members.

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DISCOUNTS: Legal & Financial Services

Use your digital CARFAC Ontario Membership Card to access discounts on studio insurance, income tax services, and legal services.

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Publications & Documentation

Free Advisory Notes

Advisory Notes are brief documents (between 3 – 17 pages long) that summarize everything you need to know on a specific topic relating to your artistic practice. Do you have a question about the business of your art? Chances are that we have an advisory note to answer your questions.

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Publications & Artist Contract Discounts

Discounted price on all our Publications, and Artist Contract Templates (Full Price for non-members*).

CARFAC Ontario Store

Half price for Certificate of Canadian Origin

 Non-Members Pay $30.00

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Art Galleries & Attractions

DISCOUNTS: Galleries & Attractions

Use your digital membership card to access membership and admission discounts to galleries and performances, including the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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International Association of Art Card

Access to the International Association of Art Card (free and discounted admission to many galleries and museums in countries around the world). $10 fee. 

Services and Supplies

DISCOUNTS: Suppliers

Members can access discounts at many different retailers and suppliers across the province. Art supply stores and framing studios are among the types of stores offering discounts.

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Artist Services

CARFAC Ontario members have access to discounts such as car rental, self storage, art transportation, framing, etc. 

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Health & Wellness

Use your digital membership card to access discounts on massage therapy, yoga lessons, counselling, and health insurance.

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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.


(416) 340-8534

Toll Free: 1 877-890-8850


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


Tues - Fri,  12 - 5PM
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Please note that CARFAC Ontario staff are working remotely. As such, email is the preferred method for communication.

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


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