The CARFAC-RAAV Minimum Recommended Fee Schedule provides guidelines on what visual and media artists should be paid for their copyright and other professional services. Canadian Copyright laws provide artists with the right to be paid for exhibitions and reproductions, and most public funders require that museums and public galleries pay royalties and fees according to our guidelines. All rates shown in the Fee Schedule are in Canadian dollars and PST/GST/HST (if applicable) is not included.
Proposed changes to the CARFAC-RAAV Fee Schedule
The Fee Schedule is updated regularly through negotiation and usage. A list of priorities was reviewed and refined by CARFAC-RAAV’s Fee Schedule Committee in early 2023. A survey was publicly available in April and May, with responses from over 350 artists and nearly 100 organizations. Their feedback was used to make further amendments to the proposal, which will be discussed and presented among stakeholders in May and June. Final revisions may be considered in July and August before it is voted on for final approval in September 2023.
The following proposal outlines several recommendations for changes to the CARFAC-RAAV Minimum Recommended Fee Schedule for the years 2024 to 2027.
What does the Fee Schedule apply to?
If an artwork is exhibited in a public gallery where the work is not for sale, the artist should be paid a royalty. Those royalties are found in Section 1 of the Fee Schedule.
If an artwork is reproduced in a book or on a website, etc. the artist should receive a royalty. Those royalties are found in Section 2 (non-commercial/non-advertising uses) and Section 3 (commercial/advertising) of the Fee Schedule.
If an artist is asked to give a presentation, speak on a panel, write an artist statement, install their work, etc, they should be paid a fee for those services. Professional services fees are provided in Section 4 of the Fee Schedule.
Which year’s rates are applicable to my project?
The rates for 2023, which include annual increases, are found in separate sections of this website. To view the correct rates, choose the year in which the exhibition, reproduction, or service takes place. Rates for previous years may remain available on request for archival reference purposes, but they are no longer in effect.
What rates apply to members of Copyright Visual Arts?
If you have any further questions, please contact:
April Britski, CARFAC National Executive Director
Camille Cazin, General Director, RAAV