Why Visual Artists Need a Contract with Chris W. Carson and Terrance Houle

may, 2023

30may6:30 pm7:30 pmWhy Visual Artists Need a Contract with Chris W. Carson and Terrance Houle6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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To create a healthy arts ecosystem where visual artists thrive, contracts are essential. Contracts protect both the visual artist and those that interact with artists. Chris W. Carson will outline some of the ground rules (best practices) that help artists make money from their practice. Terrance Houle will share stories on how contracts have been important to his career in terms of getting paid and the protection of his artistic rights. If you want to build a visual arts career, contracts matter.

This program is part of a partnership between CARFAC Alberta and the Art Gallery of Alberta, which supports the professional development of creatives in Alberta.

Register for this free Zoom webinar here.

Chris W. Carson is both a professional visual artist and arts administrator. As an administrator, Carson worked for commercial and public art galleries, a professional arts organization and two provincial arts service organizations. Since August 2010, Chris W. Carson is the Executive Director for CARFAC Alberta (Alberta’s CARFAC affiliate since 2012).

Terrance Houle is an interdisciplinary media artist and a member of the Kainai Nation. He lives and works in Calgary, and travels to reservations and Indigenous communities throughout North America to participate in pow-wow dancing and ceremonies. Houle is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design and has exhibited in Canada, the United States, Australia, the UK and Europe.


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