In January and March of 2018, negotiation teams from CARFAC, RAAV and the National Gallery of Canada met about the terms of our scale agreement, first signed in 2015. The results of these meetings were successful, and we have come to a tentative 4-year agreement that sees changes and gains for artists who are engaged by the gallery.
Now we need members of CARFAC and RAAV to vote on this agreement so that it can be made official.
Not a member? Not a problem! You can join through your provincial office or partner. Join by April 27, and you can cast your vote on the proposed minimum fees paid to artists by the National Gallery of Canada.
For artists in Québec, the ratification process will be managed by le Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec – RAAV.
In early April, all CARFAC members in good standing will receive a letter and an email providing more details about the agreement and voting process. If you don’t receive this by April 20, please contact us as soon as possible to check that we have your correct contact information.
All members of CARFAC and RAAV, whether you have worked with the National Gallery or not, are encouraged to vote for three reasons:
1. We want your input
2. A minimum voter turnout is required for the agreement to be valid
3. This agreement serves as an example for other galleries so that all artists will benefit from improved working conditions