Tentative Agreement Reached Between Canadian Artists and National Gallery

For over a decade, the organizations that represent visual artists in our country have been trying to negotiate binding standards for the fair payment of artists at the National Gallery of Canada, and it looks as though that fight has finally come to an end. 

The National Gallery and the Canadian Artists’ Representation / Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) and the Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec (RAAV) announced this week that they have reached an historic agreement in principle on terms and conditions for the exhibition and the reproduction of works of art, as well as the provision of professional services by living Canadian artists at the National Gallery of Canada, pursuant to the federal Status of the Artist Act.

The agreement in principle was reached through four days of negotiations, and the parties will recommend its approval to the Gallery's Board of Trustees and the memberships of CARFAC and RAAV. 

For background on the negotiations, see CARFAC's summary here

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