If you are just starting out on your arts career or new to BC please check out these orgainizations. They are here to help you as an artist
"We believe that artists, like professionals in other fields, should be paid for their work and share equitably in profits from their work. As the national voice of Canada’s professional visual artists, CARFAC defends artists’ economic and legal rights and educates the public on fair dealing with artists. In doing so, CARFAC promotes a socio-economic climate conducive to the production of visual arts. CARFAC engages actively in advocacy, lobbying, research and public education on behalf of artists in Canada" from their website.
Check them out and join.
"Members of PAARC are collectives and non-profit organizations in British Columbia run by artists that advocate for livable incomes for artists and a commitment to the principle that artists deserve to be paid for their endeavours;" from their website
"The Alliance for Arts + Culture is BC's leading arts information aggregator and a resource to the arts, culture and heritage community." They do more then this so check them out.
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