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!



26augallday04octCalgary | Shaping AlbertaExhibition:Group Exhibition

24sep6:30 pm9:15 pmAirdrie | Five Ways For Making It As an ArtistProfessional Development:Career,Professionalism

28sep12:00 pm3:00 pmCalgary | Alberta Culture Days: learn how CARFAC Alberta supports artists!


26augallday04octCalgary | Shaping AlbertaExhibition:Group Exhibition

08octallday24novEdmonton | Shaping AlbertaExhibition:Group Exhibition

09oct6:30 pm8:00 pmWebinar | Exhibiting at Festivals, Makers Markets and Pop-ups

11oct7:00 pm9:00 pmEdmonton | Shaping Alberta ReceptionExhibition:Reception

26oct2:00 pm4:00 pmCalgary PD Session | An Introduction to Installing Art: How to be Your Own Preparator

26oct2:00 pm5:00 pmCalgary | Best Practices Community Consultation and Meet & GreetCARFAC Artist Advocacy + Advice: Free Drop-In!


08octallday24novEdmonton | Shaping AlbertaExhibition:Group Exhibition

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

Wendy Lees (twitter handle: Love Art in Calgary @LoveArtYYC) wrote about the importance of CARFAC Alberta membership:

I purchased my @VisualAlberta membership today! I can’t say enough about Calgary CARFAC rep., @DickAverns & about the CARFAC minimum fee schedule which recognizes the value of our work. #yycarts

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.