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A.2 – A.4 Reproduction Copyright Royalties Non-Commercial, Non-Advertising 2019

The royalties listed in this section apply generally to reproductions made for non-commercial, non-advertising purposes; that is, when the work is reproduced for itself as a work of art, and not presented in conjunction with a product or institution. For advertising and commercial royalties, please see Section 3.

A license entitles a user to reproduce or use a work in a specified manner. Ownership of a work does not imply a transfer of copyright. Copyright remains the property of the artist unless there is an agreement that states otherwise.

Moral rights protect a work from associations with unapproved causes or products, from unapproved alteration or distortion (including overprinting and cropping), and require that an artist be credited with his or her creation.

Royalties listed below are for use of copyright only and do not include the cost of reproduction, rental royalties, shipping or insurance costs, etc.

Taxes are not included in the amounts shown.


A.2 Audio-Visual Reproduction

A.2.1 Reproduction Within a Cinematographic Work

A cinematographic work may be a work of fiction, a documentary, or a work of art, on film, videotape, or digital support. Works originally made on film remain classified as works on film even if the image has been transferred to videotape or digital support. This category includes all productions intended for broadcast.

A.2.1.1 Reproduction of a Fixed Image in a Cinematographic Work

The licenses permit public viewing in local or regional broadcasts. For national or international broadcasts, the royalties are doubled. The licenses include all languages, and all types of distribution (screening, broadcast, video sales, etc.). For major productions, the royalty may be tripled.

The royalties are calculated for a 5-year license. For a 10-year use, the basic royalty is multiplied by 1.5; for a 25-year use, the basic royalty is multiplied by 2.5.

For works used in a documentary profile of an artist, the following rates apply, but the length of the license is increased to in perpetuity.

‘Number of works’ generally refers to the number of images included in a license. In the case of a license including works by several artists, ‘number of works’ would refer to the number of images contributed by each artist, for the purposes of calculating the royalties.

For special projects where a number of works by the same artist are used, a nominal royalty of $300 may be offered. For non-profit cultural or educational projects, the royalty is reduced by 50%, or the conditions negotiated. Royalties do not cover the use of work for promotion of the project. For such uses, commercial reproduction schedules apply.

Royalty Schedule: Reproduction of a Fixed Image in a Cinematographic Work
Number of worksWork appears in background or as a prop (per work)Work featured or used as character (per work)Work plays a central role (per work)
1-4234584819
5-14172468652
15-29147398557
30-49119320449
50+103281392

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists.

A.2.1.2 Work Used in a Television Series

Number of EpisodesFee Per Work
2-4Base fee, above
5-92 x base fee, above
10-503 x base fee, above
Over 505 x base fee, above

A.2.1.3 Reproduction of a Moving Image in a Cinematographic Work

The rates given below are calculated for a 10-year period. The licenses include all territories, languages and all types of distribution. The rates are per work. For several extracts of the same work in the same project, total duration is used to calculate the royalty. The royalties do not cover promotional uses. For promotional items, such as posters, T-shirts, publicity, commercial reproduction rates apply.

DurationProduction budget of film or document
Up to $20,000Up to $50,000Up to $100,000Up to $500,000Up to $5 MOver $5 M
Extract of 5 seconds or less117133203266400720
Each additional second81619191919

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists.

A.2.2 Public Projection

Licenses are required for the public projection of slides, transparencies, and digital or like formats reproducing original works. These Royalties do not apply to original works conceived as projections (see Exhibition rates).

Number of works’ generally refers to the number of images included in a license. In the case of a license including works by several artists, ‘number of works’ would refer to the number of images contributed by each artist, for the purposes of calculating the royalties.

Taxes are not included in the amounts shown.

A.2.2.1 Projection of a Fixed Image

The rates given below are per image. The rates are for copyright licensing only and do not include material costs or purchase costs of slides or other forms of reproduction.

‘Number of images’ generally refers to the number of images included in a license. In the case of a license including works by several artists, ‘number of images’ would refer to the number of images contributed by each artist, for the purposes of calculating the royalties.

FeesNumber of images licensed (slides, etc.)
1-45-1213-2425-4950-99100 or +
Single Projection (per image)16.3014.9410.198.835.434.06
Multiple Projects, up to 3 months (per image)25.7021.7116.3013.598.837.48
Multiple Projects, one year (per image)36.6528.5121.7118.9911.548.83
Each additional month (per image)1.301.030.780.670.400.34

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists.

A.2.2.2 Projection or Video, Film or Electronic Art

These rates are for projection of video, film or electronic art in a public, non-exhibition context, such as a lecture. For inclusion of works in video, film or electronic art in public exhibitions, please use the Exhibition Royalty Schedule – see Section 1.

Film festivals should develop policies related to payment of these royalties. They should decide in the context of their activity to either pay exhibition royalties, per Section 1, or the royalties recommended for projection given below. The exhibition royalty option allows the payment of the same rate to all participants. The royalties listed below are scaled to single or multiple presentations, and the length of the work.

When the duration of a multiple presentation extends past 3 months, add 5% of the base royalty for each additional month or part of a month.

Fee Schedule
 Works up to 15 mins in lengthWorks up to 30 mins in lengthWorks up to 90 mins in length
Single presentation130192262
Multiple presentations, up to 3 months519640772

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists.

A.2.3 Reproductions in Slide or Photographic Formats

This category permits the reproduction of work in slide or photographic formats where the reproduction is intended for sale for private use only. Such private use includes consultation in a library or archive.

Where such reproductions are purchased for public presentation, use rates given in A.2.2.1.

Where such reproductions are purchased for use in television, video or film, use rates given in A.2.1.1, A.2.1.2 or A.2.1.3.

Taxes are not included in the amounts shown.

A.2.3.1 Reproductions Offered for Sale for Private Use

Numbers of copies of same work1-56-2021-5051-100101-250Over 250
Rate per work253467137255594

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists.


A.3 Digital or Electronic Reproductions

A.3.0 Promotion of an Exhibition or an Event Dedicated to the Presentation of a Work of Visual Art

For exhibitions where CARFAC/RAAV-level exhibition copyright royalties have been paid to the artist, a general special rate is allowed for reproductions directly promoting the exhibition.

Provided the CARFAC/RAAV-level exhibition copyright royalties have been paid to the artist, specific ratesand conditions have been negotiated by CARFAC and RAAV for the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) and for Quebec’s four national museums : the Quebec National Museum of Fine Arts, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Arts (Montreal) and the Museum of Civilization (Quebec City).

Copyright Visual Arts (CARCC) may request more than the minimums established by these agreements for artists who are affiliated with it.

General Special Rate

The royalty of $26. per work per support regardless of print run and size is suggested for the following: invitation, internet site, e-invitations, not-for-sale catalogues, brochures or folders, social media postings, publicity in journals or periodicals.

When three promotional items are produced bearing reproductions of one artist’s work for the same exhibition, the third use may be granted free of charge.

The exceptions here is use in catalogues that are offered for sale or outdoor advertising, such as banners; in these instances, reproductions royalties should be charged as listed in the CARFAC-RAAV Schedules.

Specific Rates and Conditions

a- National Gallery of Canada (NGC)

The royalty to be paid is $25 per usage. The duration of the license for the web use will be for the duration of the exhibition including two months prior and one month after the exhibition.

  • Usages include: ticket, brochure, invitation, ads, press kits, advertisements, NGC web site, NGC online magazine, NGC social media, signage, banner, poster, public presentation…
  • Usages exclude: catalogue, web database, commercial and any other non-exhibition related usage.
  • Duration of the NGC agreement: 3 years (starting April 2015).
  • An increase of 1.5 % a year applies starting in 2016.

The royalty to be paid is $25 per usage. The duration of the license for the web use will be for the duration of the exhibition including two months prior and one month after the exhibition.

b- Quebec’s four National Museums

These museums are:

  • Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
  • Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
  • Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
  • Musée de la civilisation du Québec.

Providing the four museums pay the current year’s CARFAC/RAAV minimum exhibition copyright royalties, they can benefit from four different packages of usages they can choose from. These usages are any regular or digital types of reproduction related to the promotion of an exhibition, except in a catalogue.

Name of packageDescriptionPrice per image
Package 1 - Minimum1 type of regular or digital usage, fixed or moving image22
Package 2 – Basic3 types of regular or digital usage, fixed or moving image71
Package 3 – Intermediary5 types of regular or digital usage, fixed or moving image109
Package 4 – All includedAll types of regular or digital usages, fixed or moving image219

Conditions Attached to Packages:

  • Usage as many times as necessary during the duration of the exhibition.
  • For internet promotion: 1 year before plus duration of the exhibition.
  • Includes online database and archiving for 10 years.
  • In the case of banners: 2 banners are included in the packages. Extra banners must be paid according to the regular royalty for that use in the CARFAC-RAAV Copyright Royalties Schedule.
  • In the case of printed invitations cards: a print run of a maximum of 2000 cards is allowed within the packages. Extra cards must be paid according to the regular royalty for that use in the CARFAC-RAAV Copyright Royalties Schedule.
  • Duration of the agreement with the 4 museums : 5 years (starting June 2016).
  • An increase of 3% a year applies starting in 2017.

Copyright Visual Arts (CARCC) may request more than the minimums established by these agreements for artists who are affiliated with it.

A.3.1 Internet

These royalties apply to the presentation of a digital reproduction of a work on the Internet, considered to be an electronic publication. For exhibitions of works of art conceived for the Internet, please use the Exhibition Royalty schedules.

Internet use is necessarily worldwide, so licenses are issued for world-wide use.

Licenses specify parameters of digitization and electronic publication (i.e. maximum dpi, protections against unauthorized downloading). Removal of the image from the data base is required once the license is expired.

These are non-commercial, non-advertising rates. They apply where the user organization has a mandate to promote work or artists (collectives, museums, artist-run centres and so on), and is exercising its cultural or educational mandate. For all other types of use, please refer to the commercial rates in Section B.3.1.

A.3.1.1 Moving Images on the Internet

This category includes video or film works, interactive works, and sound works. If an extract is used on a banner page, the applicable royalty is doubled. Licenses are issued for up to one year. Longer licenses may be negotiated. If the work is to be included in an on-line exhibition, exhibition royalties are due. See Exhibition Royalties, Section 1.

For the inclusion of non-interactive video, film or sound works in archives or long-term projects, the royalty is $250 per work, for a license of five years duration. For the inclusion of interactive works in archives or long-term projects the royalty is $250 per work, per year.

 Not-for-profit cultural organizationFor-profit organization
1 month2 monthsEach additional month1 month2 monthsEach additional month
Up to 10 second extract349966719512
Each additional second1616320203

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists.

A.3.1.2 Fixed Images on the Internet

These rates are for non-commercial, non-advertising uses by non-profit organizations with a cultural mandate. All others should use the rates listed in Section 3, B.3.1.2.

The royalty for use for exhibition promotion is $25 per image per support with every third use free for the duration of the exhibition where CARFAC/RAAV-level exhibition royalties have been paid.

‘Number of works’ generally refers to the number of images included in a license. In the case of a license including works by several artists, ‘number of works’ would refer to the number of images contributed by each artist, for the purposes of calculating the royalties.

For a network intranet, or an Internet site with limited access (i.e. password subscription), the applicable rate is reduced by 50%.

For works included in a catalogue of a collection, an on-line archive, or database where little interpretation beyond simple identification of the work is offered, or in a pdf-style publication, the duration of the license is extended to five years and the royalty is equivalent to that for a one-year license given in A.3.1.2 below.

If a work is used in more than one location on a site, 20% is added for each additional use.

For works appearing on a home page, the royalty is doubled.

For licenses extended beyond the one-year limit, the royalties may be prorated on a monthly or annual basis.

A license for more than one year may be issued if all royalties are paid up front, or an annual payment schedule is negotiated.

For the security of images on the internet, images should be used at a resolution of 72 dpi, that watermarks be placed on images if possible, and that a copyright notice be placed in proximity to the image.

For on-line exhibitions of still-image works, illustration of non-advertising texts, or other projects which offer interpretation of the work, the following rates apply.

 Duration of License
Number of works1 monthYear
1-928.43113.67
10-4924.3097.20
50-9921.8687.34
100-49917.7070.87
500-99913.1852.74
1000-200011.1544.46
2001-30009.0736.28
3001-40008.0532.10
4001-50007.4029.66
5001-60007.0628.79
6001-70006.9728.00
7001-80006.8627.19
8001-90006.7026.77
9000 or more6.5826.32

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists.

A.3.2 CD-ROM, DVD & Other Digital Media

A.3.2.1 CD-ROM, DVD, & Other Digital Media Distributed To The Public & Intended For Private Use

The royalties listed are for use within Canada. For North-American use, add 50%. For worldwide use, the royalty is doubled. For educational uses, the royalties are reduced by 50%.

In some circumstances, royalties may be paid in the form of an advance payment upon a signed agreement, and/or may include a percentage of the proceeds of sale.

‘Number of works’ generally refers to the number of images included in a license. In the case of a license including works by several artists, ‘number of works’ would refer to the number of images contributed by each artist, for the purposes of calculating the royalties.

Taxes are not included in the amounts shown.

Number of works (per work)Number of CD-ROMs, DVDs, etc. produced
Up to 500501 - 1,0001,001 - 3,0003,001 - 10,00010,001 - 20,00020,001 - 50,00050,001 - 100,000Over 100,000
1-992130184255357500699980
10-4976103147207285401560784
50-995886119166231325455638
100 and over456792127177251351488

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists.

A.3.2.2 CD-ROM, DVD, Other Digital Media (Including Data-Bases) Intended for Public Use

An example of public use would be an interpretive center in a museum or other cultural institution.

The royalties listed are for use within Canada. For world-wide use, the royalty is doubled. For North American use, add 50%.

Licenses are issued for one-year periods and must be renewed annually.

‘Number of works’ generally refers to the number of images included in a license.

In the case of a license including works by several artists, ‘number of works’ would refer to the number of images contributed by each artist, for the purposes of calculating the royalties.

Taxes are not included in the amounts shown.

Fees (per work) Number of CDs, etc. produced
1-50 CDs51 or more CDs, etc.
1-9 works133168
10-49 works104133
50-99 works86105
100 and more7187

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists.

A.3.3 Digital Uses in Museum or Similar Settings

A.3.3.1 Images Data Banks

This section relates to image data banks that are accessible on the Internet sites or microsites of not-for-profit cultural or educational institutions for the dissemination of artistic works from national or regional collections.

The conditions of use may have been agreed upon between the museum and the artist at the time of the purchase.

In the absence of such an agreement, the recommended rates are as follow: $10.40 per work per year.

If more than 5 works by the same artist are uploaded: $5.20 per work per year.

Where it applies, digitization of the work is included.

A.3.3.2 Mobile Applications & Other Derivatives

Mobile Applications and other derivatives involving a scan for public communication either within the museum or to be downloaded for private use.

The royalty is $46.82 per work per year. If the work is in foreground: $93.64 per work per year.

If more than 50 works by different artists: $41.62 per work per year

Digitization of the work is included.

No limit in the number of media.

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists.

A.3.3.3 Museum Intranet Terminals, Interactive Installations, Media-Guides

Museum Intranet terminals, interactive installations, media-guide and other derivatives, involving a scan for public communication within the museum or institution.

The royalty is $31.21 per work per year. If the work is in foreground: $62.42 per work per year.

If more than 20 works by different artists: $26.01 per work per year

Digitization of the work is included.

No limit in the number of media.

A.3.3.4 Museum’s Websites

Image posting in a museum’s website – several possible sections simultaneously.

The royalty is $46.82 per work per year. If the work is in foreground: $93.64 per work per year.

If more than 50 works by different artists: $41.62 per work per year.

Digitization and archiving of the work is included.

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists.

A.3.3.5 Virtual Exhibitions

This section deals with solo or group, curated, virtual exhibitions.

The royalty is $46.82 per work per year. When the work is in the foreground: $93.64 per work per year.

If more than 50 works by different artists: $41.62 per work per year.

Digitization and archiving of the work is included.

A.3.3.6 Social Medias

Image posting in social medias such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin, Snapchat, etc.

The royalty is $12.48 per work, per month, per media.

Digitization and archiving of the work is included.

A.3.3.7 Newsletter, Intranet, Internal Newsletter, Blog, etc.

Newsletter, intranet, internal newsletter, blog, post, comment or news, press release that can be used on site and archived after a short delay.

The royalty is $12.48 per work, per posting or mailing. No limit in the number of recipients.

A.3.3.8 Digital Publications

This section deals with e-catalogue, e-magazine, e-book, etc. sold online or distributed online for free.

A.3.3.8.1 Digital Publications Distributed For Free

If downloads are counted:

  • The royalty for an inside reproduction is $36.41 per work.
  • The royalty for a cover reproduction is $124.85 per work.
  • A new license is required beyond 1,000 downloads.

If downloads are not counted:

  • The royalty for an inside reproduction is $41.62 per work.
  • The royalty for a cover reproduction is $166.46 per work.
  • A new license is required beyond 1,000 downloads

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists

A.3.3.8.2 Digital Publications For Sale

The royalty for an inside reproduction is $72.83 per work.

The royalty for a cover reproduction is $291.31 per work.

A new license is required beyond 1,000 downloads


A.4 Print Reproduction

The royalties are for non-advertising uses. Please see Section B.4 for advertising and commercial uses. Non-advertising use includes items bearing reproductions promoting the work itself, the artist, or an exhibition including the work – other promotional items (such as brochures promoting museum) must use applicable advertising schedules.

For invitation cards (or e-invitations) promoting an exhibition for which CARFAC/RAAV-level exhibition royalties have been paid the royalty is $25 per support with every third use free, regardless of print run or size.

Provided the CARFAC/RAAV-level exhibition copyright royalties have been paid to the artist, specific ratesand conditions have been negotiated by CARFAC and RAAV for the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) and for Quebec’s four national museums : the Quebec National Museum of Fine Arts, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Arts (Montreal) and the Museum of Civilization (Quebec City).

Copyright Visual Arts (CARCC) may request more than the minimums established by these agreements for artists who are affiliated with it.

Taxes are not included in the amounts shown.

A.4.1 Books & Catalogues

Royalties listed allow use within Canada. For world-wide rights, the royalty is doubled. For North American rights, add 50%.

For a single reproduction on a page without text (excluding credit line), the full page rate applies regardless of image size.

For a second use in the same publication of an image used for a cover or inside illustration, the rate is 50% of the applicable royalty; for subsequent uses the rate is 33% of the applicable royalty.

For a work appearing in the background of an image, the rate is 60% of the applicable royalty. The artist must approve this use.

If a book intended for sale is a monograph (relates to only one artist), the following formula is used for the calculation of royalties: 10% of estimated retail price multiplied by the exact print run, payable in advance. Each additional print run must be re-licensed. Royalties may also be paid by advance payment plus a percentage of the proceeds of sale.

If more than one image appears on a cover, use the full-page rate for each image.

Taxes are not included in the amounts shown.

A.4.1.1 Books Offered For Sale (Textbooks, Illustrated Books)

Image sizePrint Run Size
Up to 1,0001,001 to 3,0003,001 to 10,00010,001 to 25,00025,001 to 50,00050,001 to 100,000Over 100K
Up to 1/8 page thumbnail94127171184211253378
Up to 1/4 page141189254274316378562
Up to 1/2 page188254337364424504751
Up to full page2773744995416237421108
Back cover3054125505956898181219
Front cover5257119501032118114082104

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists.

A.4.1.2 Exhibition Catalogues Offered For Sale

Image sizePrint Run Size
Up to 1,0001,001 to 3,0003,001 to 10,00010,001 to 25,00025,001 to 50,00050,001 to 100,000Over 100K
Up to 1/8 page thumbnail7088122131151183271
Up to 1/4 page102137184200230272405
Up to 1/2 page135184244265305362540
Up to full page198269360390447533798
Back cover217295397429494590880
Front cover37951168173785210001513

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists.

A.4.1.3 Books & Catalogues Published By Non-Profit Organizations & Offered For Sale

Image sizePrint Run Size
Up to 1,0001,001 to 3,0003,001 to 10,00010,001 to 25,00025,001 to 50,00050,001 to 100,000Over 100K
Up to 1/8 page thumbnail46638292104126188
Up to 1/4 page7296127137159189282
Up to 1/2 page94127171184212253377
Up to full page138188249271311369555
Back cover151208274297343407613
Front cover2643554744925917061051

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists.

A.4.1.4 Catalogues Distributed Free of Charge

For exhibition catalogues distributed free of charge, please use A.4.4. (Brochures, Catalogues, Newsletters, Folders, Booklets, Internal Reports, Etc.)

A.4.2 Magazines, Journals, Periodicals, Newspapers

The royalties listed apply to licenses for use within Canada. For world-wide rights, the royalty is doubled. For North American rights, the royalty is increased by 50%.

For non-profit publishers of magazines, journals, periodicals or newspapers, the royalties are reduced by 50%.

For rates that apply to newsletters or newspapers that are distributed free of charge, use A.4.4 rates (Brochures, Catalogues, Newsletters, Folders, Booklets, Internal Reports, Etc.).

Taxes are not included in the amounts shown.

A.4.2.1 Foregrounded Works In Magazines, Etc.

The work appears in the foreground of the reproduction and is prominently featured.

For a front or back cover image that is 1/3 page or less in size, the full page rate applies.

For an image that appears on the cover page of an inside section of a newspaper, the back cover rate applies.

For a single reproduction on a page without text (excluding credit line), the full page rate applies regardless of image size.

For subsequent reprints of a portion of a publication, use A.4.4 rates.

Image sizePrint Run Size
Up to 1,0001,001 to 3,0003,001 to 10,00010,001 to 25,00025,001 to 50,00050,001 to 100,000Over 100K
Up to 1/8 page thumbnail435082127168252337
Up to 1/4 page475998147192291388
Up to 1/2 page7288141212283426565
Up to full page94120190283381569756
Back cover105138211314420632845
Front cover21326842763982412781705

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists.

A.4.2.2 Work Appearing As Decoration Or In The Background

Image sizePrint Run Size
Up to 1,0001,001 to 3,0003,001 to 10,00010,001 to 25,00025,001 to 50,00050,001 to 100,000Over 100K
Up to 1/16 page, thumbnail2426385682123186
Up to 1/8 page34385784126188282
Up to 1/4 page40457199149225338
Up to 1/2 page475686126188282422
Up to full page6171105154230345521
Back cover7381127185274410617
Front cover103119183264394591885

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists.

A.4.3 Cards, Postcards, Invitations, Greeting Cards, etc.

Royalties are to be paid on the entire print run, whether sold or not, and are payable in advance.

The royalties listed apply to licenses for use within Canada. For world-wide rights, the royalty is doubled; for North American rights, the royalty is increased by 50%.

TAX is not included in the rate.

A.4.3.1 Cards Not Offered For Sale

For exhibition promotion, the royalty is $25 per image per support, with every third use free, provided that CARFAC/RAAV-level exhibition royalties have been paid.

For all others, the royalty is $0.17 per card.

A.4.3.2 Cards Offered For Sale

In some circumstances, royalties due may be paid in the form of an advance payment plus a percentage of the proceeds of sale. The royalty is normally 10% of the retail price of the full print run, payable in advance.

A.4.4 Brochures, Catalogues, Newsletters, Folders, Booklets, Internal Reports, etc.

The following royalties apply only to items distributed free of charge, that do not have a subscription rate or single issue price, and do not work as advertising. For advertising rates see B.4.4. Examples of these types of publication would include education brochures accompanying an exhibition and distributed free of charge, or an internal report for a business.

For exhibition-related brochures, etc distributed free of charge, the royalty is $25 per image per support with every third use free of charge, provided CARFAC/RAAV-level exhibition royalties have been paid.

The royalties listed apply to licenses for use within Canada. For world-wide rights, the royalty is doubled. For North American rights, the royalty is increased by 50%.

If more than one image appears on a cover, the full-page rate for each image is used.

TAX is not included in the rate.

A.4.4.1 Brochures etc. for Cultural Or Educational Organizations

Image sizePrint run size
Up to 1,0001,001 to 3,0003,001 to 10,00010,001 to 20,00020,001 to 50,00050,001 to 100,000100,001 to 200,000200,001 to 500,000500,001 to 1MOver 1M
Up to 1/8 page, thumbnail344676102117138185366413615
Up to 1/4 page, thumbnail4773112154174210278559628930
Up to 1/2 page, thumbnail61921391912162623516977861162
Up to full page731111702312603144168419421396
Back cover87133204278314377500100411321675
Front cover122184281388436523694139815732325

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists.

A.4.4.2 Non-Advertising Brochures, etc. for Business Organizations

Image sizePrint run size
Up to 1,0001,001 to 3,0003,001 to 10,00010,001 to 25,00025,001 to 50,00050,001 to 100,000100,001 t0 200,000200,001 to 500,000500,001 to 1,ooo,oooOver 1M
Up to 1/8 page, thumbnail65951482062302743657388311228
Up to 1/4 page, thumbnail97147225310350418557111712561859
Up to 1/2 page, thumbnail123184280387436523694139815732325
Up to full page147217338465523628834167518862790
Back Cover1752654035576277531002201222623348
Front Cover24336456177486910461392279131394652

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists.

A.4.5 Posters, Billboards, Banners, Signs, Panels, Plaques – Non-Advertising

Mechanical reproductions erroneously referred to as “limited edition prints” are included in this category.

Size is determined by the total area of the support on which the reproduction appears.

For permanently installed banners or panels, the appropriate royalty is doubled.

The royalties listed apply to licenses for use within Canada. For world-wide rights, the royalty is doubled; for North American rights, the royalty is increased by 50%.

TAX is not included in the rates.

A.4.5.1 Posters, etc. Not Offered for Sale

Size of reproductionPrint run size
Up to 250251 to 500501 to 1,0001,001 to 5,0005,001 to 10,00010,001 to 25,000Over 25,000
600 cm2 or less148274311357468607795
601 to 2,400 cm21883513974545947731008
2401 to 4,000 cm22364404995707499751270
4,001 to 8,000 cm2327603687784102813391746
8,001 to 24,000 cm24458229341070140118252379
24,001 to 60,000 cm2575106412101382181223603080
Over 60,000 cm2750138815741800236030714008

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists.

A.4.5.2 Posters etc. Offered for Sale

For editions of artists’ prints, such as numbered and signed lithographs, the royalties may be calculated as follows: the rate listed below, payable in advance, plus 10% of the retail price payable periodically as specified in the license.

For other sorts of editions, the royalties may take the form of an advance payment plus a percentage of the proceeds of sale.

If desired, a royalty of 10% of the retail price of the entire print run, payable in advance may be negotiated, or the following schedule used.

Reproduction sizePrint run size
Up to 250251 to 500501 to 1,0001,001 to 5,0005,001 to 10,00010,001 to 25,000Over 25K
Up to 600 sq cm28352559968689011551517
Over 600, up to 2400 sq cm360665799961119216172016
Over 2400, up to 4K sq cm4558319951207151019532810
Over 4K, up to 8K sq cm665113713661637204626613441
Over 8K, up to 24K sq cm854156618772123282236734789
Over 24K, up to 60K sq cm1100203525773098387950526517
Over 60K sq cm1479265335424260533469438874

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists.

A.4.6 Calendars & Agendas

If a reproduction appears on both the cover and an inside page, the royalty for the inside reproduction is reduced by 50%.

The royalties listed apply to licenses for use within Canada. For world-wide rights, the royalty is doubled. For North American rights, the royalty is increased by 50%.

TAX is not included in the rates.

A.4.6.1 Calendars & Agendas Not Offered For Sale

 Print run size
Up to 1K1,001 to 3K3,001 to 10K10,001 to 20K20,001 to 50K50,001 to 100K100,001 to 200K200,001 to 500KOver 500K
Inside image91134201299447673100811151744
Cover122181271405604909165019792496

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists.

A.4.6.2 Calendars & Agendas Offered For Sale

When the calendar or agenda contains works by one artist only, the royalty is 10% of the retail price of the entire print run, payable in advance. When the calendar or agenda contains works by more than one artist, the following schedule applies:

 Print Run Size
Up to 1K1,oo1 to 3K3,001 to 10K10,001 to 20K20,001 to 50K50,001 to 100K100,001 to 200K200,001 to 500KOver 500K
Inside image1832664016008981346202122273485
Cover24736054081012111815329639574948

NOTE: Copyright Visual Arts – CARCC may request higher royalties for its affiliated artists.

A.4.7 Objects Bearing Reproductions

This category includes items such as puzzles, crockery, t-shirts, souvenir items, that do not have an advertising function – only the name of the artist or the title of the work may appear. Items promoting anything other than the artist or the work must use the advertising schedule B.4.7.

In some instances, royalties for commercial edition projects may take the form of an advance payment plus a percentage of the proceeds of sale.

The royalties listed apply to licenses for use within Canada. For worldwide rights, the royalty is doubled; for North American rights, the royalty is increased by 50%.

The royalty is 10% of the retail price of the entire production run, payable in advance. For some commercial projects, the royalties maybe paid in the form of a lump sum at the signature of the contract, with scheduled payments on the profits of sale.

A.4.8 Packaging of Products or Items That Promote the Work Itself or the Artist

Items in this category include CDs, puzzles, slides, DVDs, videocassettes, etc. that promote the artist’s work itself. For all other packaging, use the advertising schedule B.4.8.

If a reproduction appears on both the cover and an inside page, the royalty for the inside reproduction is reduced by 50%; for subsequent uses use 33% of the applicable royalty.

The royalties listed apply to licenses for use within Canada. For worldwide rights, the royalty is doubled; for North American rights, the royalty is increased by 50%.

TAX is not included in the rates.

 Print run size
Up to 300Over 300, up to 1kOver 1K, up to 5KOver 5K, up to 10KOver 10K, up to 25KOver 25K, up to 100KOver 100K
Inside11233752077611691569negotiable
Cover2266741036155523783133negotiable

A.4.9 Press Packets

Royalties cover the reproductions included in the press packets distributed to print, electronic or other media; the license and royalties apply only to the institution distributing the press packet and not to the use by media or other third parties.

This schedule applies to paper or slide reproductions. Digitized images may be included in a license, at the same price, only unspecific agreement.

Additional photographs, up to 2 images, not included in the packet but available to the press upon request, may be added at the royalties listed; additional “on-demand” reproductions require an updated license (if not originally included) at a royalty of $7 per image.

TAX is not included in the rates.

 Number of packets
Up to 2526 – 100Over 100
Per work81410658