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CARFAC/RAAV conclude negotiations with the National Gallery of Canada for scale agreement renewal

Ottawa, Ontario, March 14, 2018 –

Canadian Artists’ Representation / Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) and the Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec (RAAV) are pleased to announce that they have concluded negotiations with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) on March 14th.

CARFAC and RAAV are certified under the federal Status of the Artist Act to negotiate scale agreements on behalf of visual and media artists with federal institutions such as the NGC. We negotiated a three-year agreement in 2015, and we have reached a new tentative agreement for the next four years. The agreement covers terms and conditions for the exhibition and reproduction of works of art, as well as the provision of professional services by living Canadian artists.

Members of CARFAC, RAAV and the National Gallery of Canada’s negotiation teams

This tentative agreement was reached following five days of intense negotiations in Ottawa. Parties will recommend approval of this agreement to the NGC’s Board of Trustees and to CARFAC/RAAV’s membership. Details about the agreement and how to participate in the ratification vote will be available shortly.

Co-Chairs of the CARFAC/RAAV Negotiation team, Karl Beveridge and Pierre Tessier observed that the negotiation process was both open and creative to some of the problems that existed in the agreement, and will be of benefit to artists and the National Gallery of Canada.