Membership Benefits

Wondering if you should become a member of VANL-CARFAC? There are many great reasons to join our organization. As a member, you will receive:

  1. a weekly email update with information on provincial, national and international opportunities, calls, and exhibitions
  2. subscription to the bi-annual VANL-CARFAC newsletter
  3. subscription to Calendar, the national CARFAC newsletter, as well as CARFAC’s Advocacy Alerts
  4. special prices on VANL and CARFAC workshops, seminars and professional development events
  5. access to information resources on a wide variety of subjects such as copyright, moral rights, taxation, funding, contracts, etc.
  6. free admission to The Rooms with membership card*
  7. free admission to the National Gallery in Ottawa with membership card
  8. a 10% discount off subscriptions to Canadian Art magazine and Riddle Fence, as well as purchases at The Travel Bug (let them know you’re a member to receive your discount!)
  9. eligibility to apply to the Colin MacNee Emergency Fund, which assists artists in times of need**
  10. special prices on Certificates of Canadian Origin for exhibiting work abroad
  11. exclusive eligibility for the IAA (International Association of Artists) card, which grants free or discounted admission to galleries and museums across Europe
  12. eligibility for our Artist Talk program**
  13. a tax deductible receipt which can be claimed as a professional expense
  14. option to have your website listed on our Links page
  15. option to be featured as Member of the Month on our Home Page
  16. subscription to Advisory Note of the Month and access to all Advisory Notes on request, any time by emailing Advisory Notes are as follows:

    Art on the Menu

    Artist Dealer Checklist

    Artist Exhibition Checklist

    Artist Groups

    Artist Mural Checklist

    Artist Murals Contract

    Artist Public Gallery Agreement

    Business Entities

    Copyright and Commissioned Work

    Copyright for Visual Artists

    Exhibiting-Selling Artwork Outside Canada


    Guidelines—Art Commissions

    Guidelines—Fundraising Events

    Guidelines—Juried Exhibitions

    Health Hazards and Studio Safety

    Hidden Dangers in the Sale of Artworks

    Insuring Your Artwork

    Marketing for Visual Artists

    Model Releases

    Notes on Art in Public Places

    Original Prints and Reproductions

    Preparing for your Tax Return

    Retransmission Rights

    Studio Health and Safety

    Trademarks and Trade Names

    Warehouse Studio Health

    When Is a Photocopy an Original Print?

    Writing for Visual Artists

    * free admission to the Rooms is available for all Regular Artist, Artist Couple and Student members, with current membership card.

    **Open to Regular Artist and Artist Couple members only.

    For membership rates and payment information, including Paypal, visit our Rates and Payment page.