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CARFAC BC is the primary vehicle in British Columbia through which visual artists may obtain information and practical advice to support their professional practices.
CARFAC BC was incorporated in 1990 and functions as a volunteer organization on behalf of its membership. CARFAC BC currently receives no operational funding. It functions on the resources of its members alone, and is run by volunteers. Together, we have the strength to make fair contracts and payments of proper fees the norm, to tackle the illegal reproduction of artists work, and lobby for tax reform, etc. With hundreds, if not thousands, of artists in British Columbia, we hold tremendous untapped power to actually change the conditions in which we live and work.
We contribute to, and draw support from, the Canadian visual arts community through the CARFAC National Office. We work together with National and other regional CARFAC representatives to develop guidelines, information, and policies. We believe in the visual arts as profession, and we value and respect all artists, their rights, their art forms and their cultural diversity. We have a strong commitment to public understanding, awareness and appreciation of the artist. Our membership includes students, practising visual artists, artists from other disciplines, museums and art galleries, educational institutions, and other individuals and organizations with an interest in visual art.
CARFAC BC is run by an active board of directors and a President which includes representation from across the province. We also employ one part-time staff member as a Membership Coordinator.
As the membership of artists in British Columbia increases, our ability to actually change the conditions in which we live and work will increase too.
Join CARFAC BC today!
Listing last confirmed: Jan. 23, 2014