CARFAC Ontario is one of six regional affiliates that fall under the umbrella of CARFAC, along with CARFAC British Columbia, CARFAC Saskatchewan, CARFAC Manitoba, Visual Arts Newfoundland and Labrador (VANL), and CARFAC Maritimes. CARFAC National is the national organization that develops much of CARFAC's policies, advocates on a federal level for artists rights, as well as developing and maintaining the CARFAC Minimum Fee Schedule.
CARFAC often partners with other organizations such as Copyright Visual ARts (CARCC) that licenses and administers copyright for visual and media artists in Canada, as well as Le regroupement des artistes en arts visuals du Quebec (RAAV). RAAV is an organization with a similar mandate to CARFAC but works exclusively within Quebec, which employs a very different set of legislation pertaining to professional artists within the province.
CARFAC NationalFounded in 1968, CARFAC National has worked for over three decades on the legal and economic issues facing artists. All CARFAC Ontario members are automatically members of CARFAC National, which entitles them to various additional membership benefits including the International Artist Card, discounts on Certificates of Canadian Origin, and free membership in CARCC, the Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective.
Copyright Visual Arts (CARCC)Copyright Visual Arts (CARCC), formerly known as the Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective, was established in 1990.
The CARCC is a copyright collective that licenses and administers copyright for visual and media artists in Canada. Affiliates or members of CARCC assign their copyrights to CARCC for licensing and administration. All uses of a CARCC member's copyright must be licensed by CARCC. Some of the copyrights administered by CARCC are: exhibition, reproduction, reprography, and telecommunication. In addition to representing living artists, CARCC represents artists' estates. In Canada, most copyrights endure for the artist's lifetime plus fifty years. Moral rights endure for the same length of time.
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