Let’s Pay our Artists with CARFAC’s New Fee Schedule

Are you an artist looking to get paid what you deserve but do not know where to start? Or an arts professional looking to fairly compensate your facilitators and contractors? This video is for you!

April Britski, National Executive Director of CARAFC, provides clarity on the principles guiding CARFAC’s recommended fee structures and how we can better support our artists and their work. This conversation will help you stay informed and help promote fair pay for artists.

What is CARFAC?

As the national voice of Canada’s professional visual artists, Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) defends artists’ economic and legal rights and educates the public on fair dealing with artists. In doing so, CARFAC promotes a socio-economic climate conducive to the production of visual arts. CARFAC engages actively in advocacy, lobbying, research and public education on behalf of artists in Canada.

Who is April Britski?

April Britski is the Executive Director of CARFAC, Canada’s national association for visual artists. She has worked and volunteered as an arts administrator since 1998, and joined the staff of CARFAC National in 2005. She is a co-founder of Artists’ Legal Services Ottawa and the Visual Arts Alliance, and she has served on several boards of cultural policy and artist-run organizations. April’s primary responsibility at CARFAC is the development and implementation of organizational policies and strategies related to artists’ legal and economic rights. She is actively involved in the research, development, and coordination of advocacy efforts, including CARFAC’s Artist’s Resale Right campaign. She assists with negotiating collective agreements for visual and media artists under the Status of the Artist Act, as well as other national voluntary agreements with presenters. Originally from Saskatchewan, April currently resides on the traditional unceded territories of the Coast Salish Nations including the Kwikwetlem, Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh Peoples.