People think artists’ fees just happened but, no, in fact CARFAC fought for them. —artist Karl Beveridge
The following pages offer information on various issues and how to make your voice heard.
Many people profit when an artwork is resold – but not the artist. The Artist’s Resale Right would allow visual artists to receive 5% when their work is resold – just as they do in at least 69 other countries. The full value of an artwork often isn’t seen on the first sale. It is common for visual art to increase in value over time, as the reputation of the artist grows. Learn More
The CARFAC-RAAV Minimum Recommended Fee Schedule provides guidelines on what visual and media artists should be paid for their copyright and other professional services. Canadian Copyright laws provide artists with the right to be paid for exhibitions and reproductions, and most public funders require that museums and public galleries pay royalties and fees according to our guidelines.
The Fee Schedule is updated regularly through negotiation and usage, with annual increases reflecting changes in the cost of living. A proposal with various changes was presented to the members of CARFAC for a vote at our AGM on September 28, 2019. The changes were approved, and they are in effect as of January 1, 2020 for a period of four years, with a 2% annual increase in each year.
We have reached an historic agreement on terms and conditions for the exhibition and the reproduction of works of art, as well as the provision of professional services by living Canadian artists at the National Gallery of Canada. Learn More
Best practice guidelines outline for artists and the people they work with the best ways to establish professional relationships that are beneficial for everyone, regardless of the context. Learn More