CARFAC Minimum Fee Schedule
Since 1968, CARFAC has issued its exhibition fee schedules. These schedules were developed from rates established by Jack Chambers and Tony Urquhart in 1968. They are updated yearly through negotiation and usage, and reflect increases in the cost of living. All fees are considered minimum payments for the use of the copyrights and/or the professional services of visual and media artists.
The payment of the Exhibition Right for the public exhibition of artistic production became part of federal copyright law in 1988. This exhibition fee is payment for the use of work created after June 7, 1988 in an exhibition in a public space where the gallery receives public funds. The exhibition fee only applies when the artwork shown is not being actively presented for sale or hire. When art works created after June 7, 1988 in a gallery’s permanent collection are exhibited, a copyright exhibition fee is required to be paid. Copyright fees and royalties are subject to GST; the GST is not included in the listed fees.
In accordance with the 5 year agreement between CARFAC-RAAV, CAMDO, and the CMA, signed in November 2007, the fee schedule will be subject to a 3% yearly increase. The fees for 2009 have been adjusted to reflect that increase, and for more information about what the fees will be from 2010 to 2012, please contact CARFAC or CARCC.