Membership Benefits

Joining CARFAC BC means you also have automatic membership with CARFAC National. Your membership fees allow CARFAC to advocate for artists’ rights and fair compensation. In addition, members also receive a number of growing benefits:

  • Advocacy and advisory consultations with CARFAC BC and CARFAC National
  • Professional development workshopspanel discussions and seminars
  • Free access to CARFAC Advisory Notes & Gallery Surveys
  • Discounts on CARFAC publications
  • Optional Listing on CARFAC BC's online Member Directory
  • Promotion in CARFAC BC's semi-monthly e-newsletter, which also includes income-generating opportunities
  • Invitation to our Annual General Meeting including learning and networking sessions
  • Certificates of Canadian Origin at a reduced rate (to avoid paying GST on art returning from shows outside of Canada)
  • Exclusive eligibility to purchase an International Association of Art card, which grants free or reduced admissions to many museums outside of Canada.
  • Free admission to the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa
  • Membership in CARCC with no fee for licence negotiation
  • A unified voice and a say in shaping cultural policy

Show your CARFAC BC Membership Card for: 

  • Student admission rate at the Vancouver Art Gallery
  • 20% discount off admission at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
  • A $20 annual subscription to GEIST. Sign up at the bottom of the page here.
  • A one-year subscription to Canadian Art for $18 (50% off the regular newsstand price). Please contact for access.
  • $50 driving credit from Modo. Carsharing with Modo offers all the benefits of owning a car – and a truck, and a van, and a convertible­ – with none of the hassle. Rent by the hour or the day, for as little as $4/hour or $40/day. Gas, parking, insurance, repairs, local bridge tolls, cleaning – it’s all included. Get started at Contact for more information about how you can receive this discount.
  • A 15% discount on studio insurance from ASSURART.  Call 1 855 382-6677 or visit for more information.
  • 10% discount off art supplies in-store at Iron Oxide Art Supplies in Nanaimo
  • 15% off all in-house production services (with the exception of the purchase of film and out-of-house finishing services) at The Lab in Vancouver
  • 15% discount off framing from Chernoff Fine Art in Vancouver
  • 15% off custom framing materials from Picture Perfect in Kelowna
  • 20% discount at SpeeDee Office Experts Ltd. in Prince George, Smithers, Terrace, and Fort St. John. They carry art and office supplies, and they do commercial printing!
  • 10% discount on supplies at Island Blue Art Store in Victoria.
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