Membership Benefits

CARFAC has what visual artsts need – with resources on artist’s fees, exporting, taxes, grants, copyright, insurance, marketing, and more! As a member of CARFAC, you have access to a number of important resources that could easily save you the cost of membership.

Membership services vary by province. See How to Join for more information.

Benefits Exclusively for Members:

Gallery Guide for Artists

Listings from 400 galleries in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland with information on submissions, artist’s fees, framing, shipping, and more. Members can email us to ask for a copy.

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Copyright Toolkit

This document outlines recent changes and how to protect your work. Members can email us to ask for a copy.

Selling and Exhibiting Artwork Outside Canada

Don’t get stuck at the border because you waited until the last minute to get your paperwork. Planning ahead will make the process much smoother and save you a lot of stress.

International Association of Art Card

Grants free or discounted entry to many museums in Western Europe and elsewhere. IAA cards are available to CARFAC members only. More about the IAA card.

Resolving Legal Issues

Have a legal problem? CARFAC has a list of resources for resolving legal problems. Members can email us to ask for a copy. We can also link members to other legal resources and services – give us a call or send us an email, with information about your specific issue.

Information Sheets

Covering taxes, exporting, income tax, GST, insurance, marketing, health hazards, business structures and more!

Member Discounts

All members enjoy free admission to the National Gallery of Canada. Many affiliates offer additional discounts on gallery admission, art supplies, health insurance, framing, photography supplies, book stores, and more!

Provincial Resources

CARFAC’s provincial partners have a number of resources that may not be on this list. Check their websites for details.

Your membership fees also work to bring the Artist’s Resale Right to Canada and make it possible for us to fight for minimum artists’ fees at the National Gallery of Canada.

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