Monday, 2 April 2012

Announcement: Art + Law Conference

Those of you who follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook may have already heard of the upcoming Art + Law conference organized by CARFAC National that will be held in Ottawa from June 8-10. From reading our bulletins and Magazine, you would also know that we have been particularly active on the copyright file during the last few years in Canada and internationally, avidly watching, reporting and analysing the developments of C-11.

It seemed natural then that we would partner with CARFAC and engage our network and expertise towards the success of the conference, in particular towards the copyright panel. Other topics that will be discussed during the three day event are labour relations and artist’s resale rights, which I am sure will interest many of you out there! As a benefit of your CCA membership, we have made sure that you are eligible to register at the special early bird rate of $75 or $50 for students.

Still, if you can’t make it to Ottawa that weekend there are ways to take part in the discussions. Both the copyright and labour relations panels will be open to a live interactive debate where artists and legal experts are invited to contribute questions via twitter at #artlaw.

Additionally, CARFAC has launched an exciting contest for emerging artists and law students. Four travel bursaries of up to $500 each will be awarded, two for emerging artists and two for law students. To win, contestants must upload a video to Youtube explaining why CARFAC is important to them. The videos with the most likes as of April 6th will be the winners.

Contest Rules:
  • Only emerging artists and law students are eligible.
  • Videos should be on the positive impact of CARFAC’s programs and services on visual artists in Canada.
  • All videos must include CARFAC’s web address.
  • Bursary recipients must attend the Art + Law conference.
  • Only one bursary may be awarded per participant.
  • The amount of the bursary will not exceed the amount of the participant’s travel expenses and conference fee.
  • A bursary form must be filled out and sent to communications at carfac dot ca
  • Contest deadline: April 6th
  • When promoting your video on twitter, use our hashtag: #artlaw.

I strongly urge you to vote for your favorite video and to forward this information to any and all of your networks to ensure the participation of the next generation to this important event.

I must say that we enjoy working together with CARFAC on this sectoral conference and look forward to similarly supporting other events our members have planned for the future. By all means, send me an email, tweet or Facebook message about your upcoming events and let us together find a way the CCA can best serve you.

Alessia Bongiovanni
Project Development Coordinator

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