CARFAC Ontario’s director visits Open Studio


Kristian Clarke, Ontario director of Canadian Artists’ Representation/le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) will be at the Open Studio on Saturday, November 22. Clarke will lecture on CARFAC’s artist’s advocacy, such as copyright and artist’s resale rights, and its recent Supreme Court victory requiring the National Gallery of Canada to negotiate minimum artist fees. The presentation is coordinated in conjunction with Cambrian College’s Business of the Arts course and presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of Sudbury and Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario. Clarke’s presentation will be open to the public free of charge.


“We believe that artists, like professionals in other fields, should be paid for their work and share equitably in profits from their art practice,” said Clarke. “CARFAC Ontario is here to develop policies, publications and services that assist artists, galleries, curators, art patrons and other stakeholders in creating an economic climate that benefits all visual artists.”


On May 14, 2014, CARFAC members successfully pleaded their case to the Supreme Court to try and negotiate standards for the payment of artists – similar to a minimum wage.


Event details:


When:                   Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 12 p.m.

Where:                 The Open Studio, 93 Cedar St., 3rd floor




CARFAC Ontario is the association of professional visual and media artists. It was founded in 1968 and has worked for 40 years on the legal and economic issues facing visual artists.


For more info., contact:


Leesa Bringas

Open Studio technician

(705) 566-8101, ext. 6323

[email protected]