The Artist Resource Centre will contain information for artists to refer to as it relates
to promoting their art and marketing themselves to art patrons, buyers, galleries, dealers and the public.

We will offer articles, opinions and resource materials and links to other arts organizations and web sites.
If you have ideas on what resources you would like to see here please email



The Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts, reporting to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage, is a
national arm's-length agency fostering the development of the arts in Canada through grants, services and
awards to professional Canadian artists and Arts Organizations, in addition to administering scholarly awards,
and having under it the Public Lending Right Commission and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

The Ontario Arts Council
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is an independent agency of the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Culture
and Recreation supporting artists and organizations involved in the Arts in Ontario, through grants, awards
and services. Since 1963, OAC has played an important role in promoting and assisting the development of
the arts and artists for the enjoyment and benefit of Ontarians.

Ontario Ministry of Culture
Grants are available from this source for Heritage organizations, including operating grants for Museums.  This ministry also provides grants for Arts Service Organizations and operates the Cultural Attractions Fund, the Cultural Strategic Investment Fund and other special granting programs.  The website has basic information on the grants and contact information for its regional offices.


Canadian Artist's Representation/le Front des
artistes canadiens Ontario (CARFAC Ontario)
Canadian Artist's Representation/le Front des artistes canadiens Ontario (CARFAC Ontario) is the non-profit association of professional visual artists in Ontario. It is one of eight national and provincial affiliates. Founded in 1968, CARFAC has worked for over three decades on the legal and economic issues facing artists. We believe that artists, like professionals in other fields, should be paid for their creative work and should share equitably in any profits issuing from that work.

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries
The Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) established in 1968, encourages the ongoing and cooperative
development of the province's public art galleries, artist-run centres, art museums, visual arts exhibition spaces
and arts-related organizations.  OAAG's membership has expanded to include commercial art galleries,
consultants and other related businesses.

The Ontario Crafts Council
As a not-for-profit arts service, the Ontario Crafts Council (OCC) promotes craft and advocates for craftspeople.
It provides information, services and programming linking craft to designers, educators, collectors, the business
community and the general public.  The OCC represents 10,000+ craftspeople through 70 affiliated organizations.

Artworld City
This is a Toronto based site which offers listings to many Toronto based arts and heritage organizations.  It also offers virtual tours of architectural sites, access to the City of Toronto’s cultural policy and connections to some major arts organizations in other parts of Canada and around the world.

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office 
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part
of Intellectual Property in Canada.  It provides nformation on trademarks, copyright and patents.

CANCOPY, the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency, is a not-for-profit agency established in 1988 by
Canadian writers and publishers in order to license public access to copyright works. The agency represents a
vast international repertoire, with more than 4,100 Canadian writers, artists and photographers, 400 Canadian
newspaper, magazine and book publishers, and CANCOPY's 30+ member organisations.

Canadian Artists' Representation
CARFAC Canadian Artists' Representation / le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) founded in 1968
is a national, non-profit organization of professional visual artists. Its objectives are to help visual artists in
the practice of their profession, improve the status of visual artists and promote the visual arts.  CARFAC
works on artists' behalf in areas under federal jurisdiction taxation (income tax and GST), international
relations and trade (export of art works), customs regulations, health and safety for artists. CARFAC also
is actively involved in the process of copyright law revision, and is operates The Canadian Artists
Representation Copyright Collective to guarantee that visual artists have the right to control the use of
their works and to benefit from their exhibition and reproduction. 

The Department of Justice, Government of Canada
The complete text of the copyright laws of Canada with an internal search engine.

The Fair Business Practices Branch of the Competition Bureau 
The Fair Business Practices Branch of the Competition Bureau promotes fair competition in the marketplace
by way of discouraging deceptive business practices and can assist in meeting the mandatory labeling requirements
and voluntary guidelines for the marketing of consumer articles such as: pre-packaged consumer goods
(except food products); clothing and other consumer textile articles; gold, silver and platinum jewellery or
other items made of precious metals. 


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