CARFAC Ontario is the association of professional visual and media artists. Founded in 1968, CARFAC (Canadian Artists' Representation/le Front des artistes canadiens) has worked for 40 years on the legal and economic issues facing visual artists. We believe that artists, like professionals in other fields, should be paid for their work and share equitably in profits from their art practice. The work of CARFAC Ontario is 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.

Strengthening the Sector: Resources and Best Practices for the Visual, Media and Craft-Based Arts Sector

Strengthening the Sector: Resources and Best Practices for the Visual, Media and Craft-Based Arts Sector is a three-year project focused on researching and developing a range of resources and tools to support the visual, media and craft-based arts sectors. The ultimate goal of the project is to establish a set of best practices to advance industry standards through a consultative, consensus building process. The resulting ethical and practical professional standards and best practices developed will provide guidance in areas where regulation and agreements currently do not exist. 

CARFAC Ontario Annual General Meeting & Panel Discussion 

Empower yourself: Confident Negotiation for Visual Artists

Sunday September 27th, 2015, 10AM-1PM
918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education
918 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5R 3G5


The Board of Directors of CARFAC Ontario is please to invite their fellow members to this year’s AGM. A FREE panel discussion on negotiation for artists is scheduled for 11:30 immediately following the AGM. Non-members are welcome to participate for a small fee. We are pleased to be able to bring this topic– which was also the theme of the 2015 CARFAC National AGM – to the attention of artists in Ontario. 

two women shaking handsPanelists include trusted legal expert Adam Freedman of Torys LLP and CARFAC Ontario Board member and practicing artist Kristen Fahrig. The panel promises to be an interesting and important discussion specifically geared towards practicing artists looking to empower themselves by learning more about the art and science of negotiating. We would like to thank CARFAC National and Access Copyright Foundation for their support of the panel.

More information about the national conference: Empower Yourself: Confident Negotiation for Visual Artists



Sally Lee is the new Executive Director of CARFAC Ontario

CARFAC Ontario Board of Directors is pleased to announce Sally Lee as the new Executive Director of CARFAC Ontario. 

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As an active member of Toronto’s arts community, Sally brings to CARFAC Ontario over 25 years of experience as an arts administrator. She has held management and leadership positions at a broad range of not-for-profit organizations, including the Toronto International Film Festival, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Artists for Peace and Justice Canada, Samara Canada, and the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, where she was Executive Director. She has also worked at artist-run centres such as the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, and served on the Board of Directors at the Images Festival. She currently sits on the Advocacy Committee of the Toronto Arts Council, the Board of the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, and the Advisory Board of Reel Asian. Sally has a BA from the University of Toronto, where she majored in Philosophy and Literary Studies.  

“Sally brings to this position a depth of experience, a glowing reputation and good humour.  We, the board, are thrilled to have her join our team. Welcome, Sally!“ - Yael Brotman, President 

Sally will assume her new role on Monday, June 22, 2015 and can be reached at sl[at] or 416-340-8850 / toll-free: 1-877-890-8850. 

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