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Webinar Wednesdays

This fall, CARFAC is pleased to present a series of webinars where we share information about timely initiatives, including our long-term projects and campaigns as well as work that is being done in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The schedule of presentations will be updated regularly, so keep watching for more details. We hope you can join us!

The webinars will be offered via Zoom, and all sessions will be recorded. The Zoom link will be provided to participants the day before the webinar. Participants are invited to ask questions before and during the session through a Google Form. Otter will be available for those that require speech-to-text transcription.

We will make the recordings available to participants and all CARFAC members after the webinar, as well as a summary of the questions we receive from participants.

Please note: these webinars are designed for professional visual artists. It is intended as an informational service to provide a summary of issues of interest to practicing visual artists. It does not replace professional advice for your specific issue if it may be required. Neither the speakers nor CARFAC-RAAV will assume liability for problems that may arise from any errors or omissions contained in the presentation.

We gratefully acknowledge financial support for this project from the Canada Council for the Arts, Employment and Social Development Canada, and the Access Copyright Foundation.



Previous webinars:

Artist Taxation, October 28 at 1pm Eastern Standard Time

It is never too early to start planning your taxes, especially when 2020 may create some added complexity for artists who received the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB). We also know that the Canada Revenue Agency has been watching artists more closely in recent years, and they have been developing a new tax folio to help guide artists through the tax filing process.

Join us in conversation with artist Steve Higgins and tax preparer/actor Tova Epp about what artists should consider when preparing their taxes as a professional artist, tips to deal with CRA reviews and audit situations, and how to plan for reporting CERB and CRB next year.


Universal Basic Income, September 16 at 2pm Eastern Standard Time

What is Universal Basic Income? Why is it important to artists? How would UBI work in Canada? Join independent artists Adrian Stimson and Craig Berggold, and Sheila Regehr from Basic Income Canada Network for a discussion about how Canadians would benefit from UBI as a social safety net during uncertain times. The discussion will be moderated by artist Sydney Lancaster.