Art is an industry—we have standards.


We would like to share with you the newly-drafted Alberta Best Practices for craft and visual artists. We value your input into these documents, and invite you to review and comment on them. CARFAC Alberta and the Alberta Craft Council have endorsed the attached drafts, feeling that these guidelines offer solid protocols for our constituents, for which we hope you too will agree.

Comments on these draft documents can be sent to chris@carfacalberta.com, or you can join us for our engagement sessions that will take place on Saturday October 26 in Calgary, and Saturday November 2 in Edmonton. We hope to see you there!



19sepallday26octEdmonton | Alberta SpiritExhibition:Group Exhibition

08octallday24novEdmonton | Shaping AlbertaExhibition:Group Exhibition

17oct7:00 pm9:00 pmEdmonton | Shaping Alberta ReceptionExhibition:Reception

19oct2:00 pm4:00 pmCalgary PD Session | An Introduction to Installing Art: How to be Your Own PreparatorProfessional Development:Professionalism

23oct6:30 pm8:00 pmWebinar | Art PrizesA Primer for ArtistsProfessional Development:Professionalism

26oct1:00 pm3:00 pmEdmonton | Alberta Spirit Closing ReceptionExhibition:Reception

26oct2:00 pm5:00 pmCalgary| Consultation for Alberta Best Practices for Craft, Media & Visual ArtistsCARFAC Artist Advocacy + Advice: Free Drop-In!


08octallday24novEdmonton | Shaping AlbertaExhibition:Group Exhibition

02nov2:00 pm5:00 pmEdmonton | Consultation for Alberta Best Practices for Craft, Media & Visual Artists

06nov6:30 pm8:00 pmWebinar | Working Inside and Outside the System(Socially Engaged Practice, Public Art and Commissions)Professional Development:Business Skills,Networking

20nov6:30 pm8:00 pmWebinar | A Deeper Understanding of Indigenous Craft and ArtProfessional Development:Indigenous

Carla Lam (Edmonton member) wrote about her informal mentorship she received from CARFAC Alberta on how to write an exhibition proposal:

I will rework the bits you’ve mentioned, and if I need any clarification as I get back to it — I’ll come back to you. I’m glad I found CARFAC – keep up the great work. It’s been a touchstone since I returned to Canada at the start of 2018.

Land Acknowledgement

We exist to support artists across Alberta, the traditional lands of the Dane Zaa (Beaver), Siksikaitsítapi (Blackfoot), Denésoliné (Chipewyan), Paskwāwiyiniwak (Plains Cree), Tsuut’ina (Sarcee), Nakawē (Saulteaux), Dene Tha’ (Slavey), Iyarhe Nakoda (Stoney), Sakāwithiniwak (Woodland Cree), Nehiyaw (Northern Woodland Cree) and Métis peoples, now also shared with many Inuit and other Indigenous peoples from across the world. CARFAC Alberta, as a provincial organization, recognizes that many in the arts community, and our artistic forebears, are newcomers or guests in these lands. We will take time and effort to learn about the effects of colonization on these lands and peoples, and how to be better relations here. These lands are deeply interwoven with the cultures, stories, songs, languages, ceremonies, and lifeways of the Indigenous peoples of this place. These creative relationships have been unfolding for millennia, and so we acknowledge that our support for making and sharing art here has to aspire towards living better together within this enlarged reality.