Endorsed by the Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society, the Alberta Craft Council, the Alberta Society of Artists, Arts Council Wood Buffalo and CARFAC Alberta the seven Best Practices draft documents offer solid protocols for our stakeholders. The Best Practices documents have been revised, based on input from our stakeholders, and are getting close to being finalized. Once finalized, the Alberta Best Practices for craft, media and visual artists should be completed by late May 2020 (completed as living documents that will be updated as conditions change).


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Carleen Ross (Sherwood Park member) wrote the following on the CARFAC Alberta membership form:

Why Do You Want to Join?: To be able to have the access to the tools and information you supply to your members.

What do you expect?: The opportunity on how to advance my art business, through the learning opportunities you supply. 

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.