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CARFAC National AGM and Conference, November 3rd and 4th, 2006

Visual Artists in the Maritimes – Mark your calendars! CARFAC National AGM and Conference, November 3rd and 4th, 2006

CARFAC (Canadian Artists Representation/le Front des artistes canadiens) will hold its 2006 Annual General Meeting and Conference on the weekend of November 4th, at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick – home of the CARFAC Maritimes affiliate.

The Conference, entitled Wired Studios/Studios branchés, will seek to inform visual artists of the rich resources available to them in the realm of Information Technology and the Internet. How can Canadian artists, often living in remote towns and villages, get their images and message out there, exchange with the greater world of culture, and learn from other artists?

An action-packed weekend will begin Friday night (November 3rd) with a members’ social at the Taproom (366 Queen Street), where artists will enjoy a night of beer-tasting and the creation of “coaster art”, which will result in the formation of a poster available for sale at the conference.

On Saturday morning registration begins bright and early at 8:30 am with Wired Studios/Studios branches, a panel of speakers who will attack the subject from all angles: an expert in IT, a visual artist who has learned to use it, one who hasn’t yet, a speaker on copyright as it relates to the Internet, and others. The CARFAC National AGM will be held in the afternoon, followed by Postcards from CopyCamp: A Workshop on Copyright, led by Janice Seline, CARCC Executive Director and Rodney Kyle, arbitrator and intellectual property lawyer. These experts will advise artists on what to do when a museum asks you to sign away your rights related to your copyrighted work, and will talk about the current discussion concerning artists’ uses of the copyrights of others, or simply what our copyright collective is about and how it might be of use to you. This session will be followed by the CARFAC Maritimes AGM.

Following the day’s proceedings, all are welcome to attend a meet-and-greet reception in the foyer of the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, starting at 4:30 pm. CARFAC delegates from across Canada will be in attendance, as well as members of CARFAC Maritimes, whose honor it has been to host this auspicious event.

The CARFAC 2006 Annual General Meeting and Conference weekend is dedicated to the memory of Mike MacDonald, our National Representative, who passed away on July 17, 2006. An internationally known artist, Mike was also a pioneer in the field of digital and new media art.

Admission to the Friday evening social event and the CARFAC National and Maritimes AGMs are free to members. The cost of the conference is $20 for CARFAC and FAA members, $30 for non-members, and $10 for students.

Sarah Petite, President, CARFAC Maritimes, Email
April Britski, Executive Director, CARFAC National

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