GETTING READY FOR ALBERTA’S BEST PRACTICES
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 email@example.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.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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
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.