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. 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 allow up to 3 to 4 weeks after your application has been submitted for your appointment. Please contact our office for your application forms and and for more 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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414-401 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario  M5V 3A8

Call Us:
(877) 890-8850  ·  (416) 340-8850

Office Hours:
Tuesday - Friday  · 
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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