Endorsed by CARFAC Alberta, Alberta Craft Council, Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society,  Alberta Society of Artists, Arts and Heritage Foundation of St Albert / Art Gallery of St Albert and Arts Council Wood Buffalo,  the seven Best Practices documents offer solid protocols for our stakeholders. Best Practices For Craft, Media & Visual Artists In Alberta 2020 have been revised, based on input from our stakeholders, and are ready to be used by all Alberta craft, media and visual artists as well as all those that interact with artists.

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What does CARFAC Alberta do and why is it important?


CARFAC Alberta envisions a province where all visual artists thrive: artwork is valued, rights are respected, and creativity is integral to our communities.


CARFAC Alberta advances best practices for all visual artists in Alberta through education, advocacy and engagement.

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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.