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Webinar Wednesdays

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!

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 will assume liability for problems that may arise from any errors or omissions contained in the presentation.

Upcoming webinars:


Wednesday October 20 at 2 pm EST



Spend less time managing your career and more time making art

Imprimo is a new, all-in-one art management tool for visual artists. It’s being built for artists with guidance from artists. The team behind it – including CARFAC – wants you to spend less time on art administration and more time making, and earning income from, your art. Imprimo offers simple tools for uploading, organizing, and sharing the history of your works; creating a verified artist profile; generating certificates of creation; tracking an artwork’s location; and more. The platform will open for general use in 2022 but we are accepting waitlist registration now at Join us for this special preview of Imprimo in action!

Imprimo is a project of CARFAC, Copyright Visual Arts and Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec (RAAV). It is built in partnership with Prescient Innovations – a subsidiary of Access Copyright – with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.

This webinar will be offered via Zoom, and it will be recorded. The Zoom link will be provided to participants the day before the webinar. We will make the recordings and other related materials available to participants after the webinars. Otter will be available for those that require speech-to-text transcription.

Ce webinaire est disponible en anglais. Nous publierons bientôt des informations sur les présentations en français.



We gratefully acknowledge financial support for our webinar series from the Canada Council for the Arts and Employment and Social Development Canada.

Previous 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. Join artists AA Bronson and Theresie 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.


Artist Taxation, October 28

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

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.