Advisory Notes

Over the years, CARFAC affiliates have produced Advisory Notes dealing with professional practices, safety and legal rights of visual artists. Please review the list below. Once you have selected and (for non-members) purchased your Advisory Note(s), please e-mail the name and number of the note(s) you wish to receive to

*CARFAC Advisory Notes contain copyrighted material; please do not redistribute them!


  1. Artist/ Dealer Checklist
  2. Artist/Exhibition Checklist
  3. Artist/Murals Checklist
  4. Artist/Public Gallery Checklist
  5. Business Entities for Artists
  6. Copyright and Commissioned Works
  7. Copyright for Visual Artists
  8. Exhibiting/selling works Outside Canada
  9. GST and Artists: A Summary of the Guide on Art and Entertainment
  10. Guidelines for Organizing Art Commission Competitions
  11. Guidelines for Professional Standards in the Organization of Fund Raising Events
  12. Guidelines for Professional Standards in the Organization of Juried Exhibitions
  13. Hidden Dangers in the Sale of Artworks
  14. Information on Retransmission Rights
  15. Insuring Your Artwork
  16. Loan Agreement for Purpose of Sale/Art on the Menu
  17. Marketing for Visual Artists
  18. Model Releases
  19. Notes on Art in Public Places
  20. Original Prints
  21. Preparing Your Tax Returns
  22. Sample Artist/Mural Contract -Notes
  23. Trademarks and Tradenames
  24. Using Photographic Images as Source Material
  25. Warehouse Studio Health and Safety
  26. When is a Photocopy an Original Print?
  27. Writing for Visual Artists
  28. Artist Groups
  29. Health Hazards/ Safety Tips for Artists
  30. Studio Health and Safety Checklist

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$2.50 for each Advisory Note