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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.

          

 

Upcoming webinars:

Artist’s Resale Right, Wednesday, December 9th

This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Artist’s Resale Right, which now exists in over 90 countries worldwide. CARFAC-RAAV will bring artists together to consider the benefits it brings to visual artists, and to discuss what steps have been taken to bring the Right to Canada.  With new case studies of Canadian auctions to share and an update on where the ARR stands with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), we will discuss what the future for Canadian artists would look like once the Artist’s Resale Right is established here.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – click on the links below to register for each session.

2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time *this session will be presented by CARFAC, in English

Join artists AA Bronson and Jesse Tungilik, with CARFAC National’s Executive Director, April Britski and Advocacy & Communications Director, Renuka Bauri. For this session, Otter will be available for those that require speech-to-text transcription.

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. Questions may be shared anonymously with the moderator during the meeting. We will make the recordings and other related materials available to participants after the webinars.


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.