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CARFAC Ontario is committed to providing up-to-date resources for artists, as well as answering frequently asked questions pertaining to practising as an artist in Ontario.

General Information

Demystifying Copyright

General information about Copyright and specific information for visual artists.

Harmonized Sales Tax
Information regarding the introduction of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) in Ontario and BC and its impact on artists.

Frequently Asked Questions

Working, Exhibiting & Studying Abroad

Information regarding where to start, how to find opportunities, applying for international grants. and more.

Small Claims Court
Information regarding when is appropriate to seek legal action and how to go about it.

Tips & Guidelines

Artists and Big Tech: A Cautionary Note

Guidelines for Organizing Art Commission Competitions

A comprehensive guideline for private institutions wishing to acquire art for public display.

Guidelines for Professional Standards in the Organization of Fundraising Events
Information for arts organizations planning to sell artwork at fundraising events, and artists planning on participating in fundraisers.
* Please note that this information is currently being revised.

Top 12 Tips for Price Setting
Information of setting prices in wide variety of situations.

DOs & DON'Ts of Electronic Sharing
Suggested guidelines for electronic files and online submissions.


Certificate of Canadian Origin
Download the certificate and learn how to get it processed.


Art Galleries

Art Programs

Artist Run Centres & Collectives

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