Serving Visual Artists in Alberta


Endorsed by six provincial arts organizations, the seven Best Practices documents offer solid protocols for our stakeholders. 



03jun1:30 pm3:00 pmSaturday Zoom Engagement | My valuable Artist-In-Residence experience + benefit with Aeris Osborne1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

10jun3:30 pm4:30 pmRed Deer | Meet the CARFAC Alberta Board and Staff in Red Deer3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

17jun1:30 pm3:00 pmTowards Speculative Cities: Enabling Artists in Creating Thought-provoking Public Art1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

In Our Members Own Words

Why Do You Want to Join?

I am renewing my membership because CARFAC offers valuable professional workshops. The organization also keeps me abreast of current activities within the visual arts and the arts in general in Edmonton, Alberta and Canada. I also appreciate having my website hosted on the CARFAC site. This is a good professional boost for me.

Elsa Robinson

What do you expect?

Supporting Alberta Artists! I am both a visual artist and a small business owner who sells art supplies & framing

Marian Switzer

Why Do You Want to Join? 

To continue my support for an important arts advocacy group.

What do you expect?

I expect that CARFAC will remain vigilant in their fight for artist rights to a fair living wage in Canada (including the continued fight for artists’ resale rights). Thank you for all of your hard work on behalf of artists!

Jennifer Wanner

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.

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.