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Was the Artist Paid? An Introduction to CARFAC Fees with CARFAC BC President Melany Nugent Noble

October 25, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join the UBC Okanagan Gallery on Tuesday, October 25 at 1 pm in the UNC Theatre for an introduction to Canadian Artists’ Representation/le Front des Artistes Canadiens (CARFAC). Founded in 1968 by artists including the late Jack Chambers, CARFAC is a non-profit, national artist-run organization that advocates for artists. As the national voice of Canada’s professional visual artists, CARFAC defends artists’ economic and legal rights and educates the public on fair dealings with artists. In 1968, CARFAC began issuing minimum Copyright Fee Schedules which suggested how much artists should be paid when their art is exhibited or reproduced. Before CARFAC most galleries in Canada did not pay rental exhibition fees to artists at all.

Board President of CARFAC BC Melany Nugent Noble will provide an overview of the organization and how artists can benefit from it. This talk is a great resource for artists and cultural creators looking to learn more about fair and equitable pay for their work.

Melany Nugent-Noble is a Canadian artist currently based in Halifax, Canada. Nugent-Noble’s research and practice regularly engages with the political nature of public spaces, texts, and speeches, and takes various forms including installation, art books, and performance. Nugent-Noble holds an MFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver (2015) and currently serves as Board President of CARFAC, BC.

For those who cannot attend in person this talk will also be live streamed via zoom. Click the link below to register.

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The talk is hosted by UBC Okanagan Gallery. Follow us on Instagram @ubcokanagangallery


October 25, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


University Centre (UNC) – UBCSUO Theatre
3272 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7 Canada
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Room Number
UNC 106
Registration/RSVP Required
Event Type
Arts and Humanities, Culture and Diversity, Personal and Professional Development, Student Learning
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students