Events: Focus group discussions to harmonize fee schedule for Canadian Media Artists

Local Media Artists and Presenters, please join us for Focus Group discussions organized around the country!

Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) and the Independent media Arts Alliance (IMAA) are engaging in a national community consultation process in order to evaluate their respective fee schedules in relation to the needs, practices and activities of the Canadian media arts community. The goal of this community consultation process is to develop a harmonized fee schedule structure for media artists. The consultation began in March with an online survey on the subject of artists’ fees. The online survey is now closed. The next phase of the consultation with the community is a series of in-person focus group sessions held across the country to gather specific input from artists and organizations in the media arts community. These discussions are being held in Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montréal and Halifax between April 7 and 17.

For more information about the process, please contact Emmanuel Madan, IMAA National Director ( or Marcia Lea, CARFAC National Acting Executive Director (

Halifax Tuesday, 12 April 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (ADT) Register at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic – 1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax, , Nova Scotia B3J 1S3, Canada
Calgary Thursday, 7 April 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MDT) Register at AMAAS (The Old Y Building) – 223- 12th Avenue South West, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0G9, Canada
 Winnipeg Thursday, 14 April 2016 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM (CDT) Register  at Artspace – 2nd Floor Burns Family Classroom, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
 Vancouver  Thursday, 14 April 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT) Register  at Vivo Media Arts – 2625 Kaslo Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3G9, Canada
 Saskatoon  Tuesday, 12 April 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST) Register  at Paved Arts – 424 20th Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7M0X4, Canada
 Toronto  Sunday, 17 April 2016 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT) Register  at OCAD Auditorium – 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 Montréal  Wednesday, 13 April 2016 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT) Register at Eastern Bloc – 7240 rue Clark, Montreal, Quebec H2R 2Y3, Canada