- Art Papers
- Atlantic Canada Opportunites Agency
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is a federal government agency. Headquartered in the Atlantic Region, ACOA's goal is to improve the economy of Atlantic Canadian communities through the successful development of business and job opportunities.
- Bogus Art Fair: Protecting Visual Artists for Online Scams and Fraud
Artists are a particularly susceptible group because most of us are happy for a sale and looking for that big break.This website is intended to be a place for visual-artists to share their scammer-experiences and warn others of potential scammers.
- Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
Documentation requirements, restrictions that may apply, international trade agreements, small business information, and more.
- Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Detailed information on legislation regarding: copyright, contract negotiations and trademarks.
- Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
Market reports and services abroad for Canadians in the arts and culture industry.
- CAR/FAC Copyright Collective
Licenses and administers copyright for visual and media artists in Canada. Affiliates or members of CARCC assign their copyrights to CARCC for licensing and administration.
- CARFAC Minimum Fee Schedule
Since 1968, CARFAC has issued its exhibition fee schedules. These schedules were developed from rates established by Jack Chambers and Tony Urquhart in 1968. They are updated yearly through negotiation and usage, and reflect increases in the cost of livin
- Certificate of Origin
Original works of art made in Canada require a NAFTA Certificate of Origin issued by CARFAC.
- Demystifying Copyright
Includes general information about Copyright and specific information for visual artists. Written by Kellie Cullihall & Brian Perry for the Fredericton Arts Alliance.
- Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
- Do's and Don'ts for Sharing Electronic Images
Visual artists often need to send copies of their work to galleries, artist-run centers, festival organizers, funders, etc. The Canada Council for the Arts suggests these guidelines, and other institutions have adopted them as industry standards. Keep the
- Exporting to the U.S.
A checklist for individual artists and craftpersons before your work leaves the country.
- Fine Art Paintings Conservation with Elizabeth Jablonski, M.A.C.
Art conservator who specializes in the care of painted objects. Preserves and restores paintings, including oil and acrylic paintings on canvas or board, wall murals and painted sculpture. Also manages the care of entire art collections, drawing upon a
- Going Abroad
Answers to your questions regarding travelling abroad for profesional visual art purposes.
- Guidelines for Professional Standards in the Organization of Fundraising Events
Artists especially should refer to this Advisory Note when planning on participating in a fundraisers, keeping in mind that art making is a profession like any other, yet most Canadian artists find it difficult to make a living wage from their artwork. At
- How to Ship a Painting
A Step-by-Step Guide for Artists and Galleries
- Model Agreements/Contracts
Artists are reminded to read all contracts carefully and ask questions about who is responsible for what and who will pay for what (invitations, opening receptions, mailing of announcements, framing costs, etc). In addition, artists are advised to check w
- Nova Scotia Artists' Legal Information Services
ALIS is an up-and-coming organization based in Halifax that seeks to provide free legal information, workshops, and library resources to struggling artists.
- Nova Scotia Media List
Communications Nova Scotia compiles a media list for use by government departments, agencies, boards and commissions. It is intended primarily for editorial purposes such as news releases.
- Saving for Your Art
This blog explores how to save money for a world trip, but can be applied to your art practice if you are trying out a new avenue for your work and don't have funding for it yet
- Sparkbox Studio Emerging Artist Guide
The world of art can seem like a daunting place to navigate for even the most experienced of artists. To give you a jump start, the Sparks at Spark Box Studio have gathered and organized all kinds of valuable information that will help you organize and pr
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- The Art of Managing Your Career
Cultural Human Resources Council overview of managing an artist's career
- The Doís and Doníts of Submitting Digital Support Material to the Visual Arts Section
These guidelines will assist you in your submission of computer-based electronic files to the Canada Council for the Arts.
- The Importance of Artistic Consistency
This free podcast explores the importance of artistic consistency when approaching or maintaining a relationship with a commercial gallery
- Visual Arts Income Tax Act
Providing the most current information on income tax law as it pertains to Visual Artists.
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