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February 7, 2018
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There are times when artists need a fresh perspective - one that comes from beyond the boundaries of their mind and studio. Sometimes a short visit with another artist can be the key to honing a grant proposal or solving a technical or conceptual challenge.

The Rent a Mentor program presents a roster of professional artist mentors who are available for hire by individual artists. The minimum hourly rate is between $50 - $75, negotiable with each mentor. Artists are asked to contact the mentor directly to arrange a meeting time, the length and focus of the visit, and payment. Full payment to the mentor must be made in advance of each session via cash or e-transfer. For now, mentors are available for studio visits in their local area only; we hope to be able to support mentor travel in the future. Of course, if the support you need can be accomplished via email, phone, or internet, you are welcome to contact any mentor you'd prefer! 

February 7, 2018
*NEW* Critical Art Writing Mentorship Program
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Are you interested in honing your critical art writing skills? Would you like to produce essays and reviews for art publications?

APPLY TODAY for a spot in CARFAC SASK's NEW Critical Art Writing Mentorship Program with the chance for publication in BlackFlash Magazine!

Deadline February 28, 2018

Open to Saskatchewan residents only.

For more info: 306.522.9788 or


February 7, 2018
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Co-presented with Dunlop Art Gallery
Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7 PM
RPL Film Theatre, 2311 12th Ave, Regina
No registration required

Jennifer Smith, Distribution Manager at Video Pool Media Arts Centre, will walk you through how to successfully submit your work to exhibitions and media arts festivals. Jennifer Smith is a Métis curator, writer and arts administrator based in Winnipeg, Canada and has worked in arts administration for eight years.

February 27, 2018
You're Invited
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Canada Council for the Arts is offering 2 Information Sessions in Saskatchewan this March

Saskatoon - Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at AKA artist-run

Regina - Thursday, March 29, 2018, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm at Dunlop Art Gallery/Regina Public Library Central Library, Film Theatre

You will have the opportunity to:   
•    learn about programs at the Canada Council
•    get advice on how to prepare an Explore and Create grant application
•    understand how applications are assessed

RSVP and information
Diane Bond, Program Officer
Explore and Create
1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) ext. 5211

INFO Here.

March 13, 2018
Passage 2018: Canadian Heritage National Call for Proposals from Emerging Artists
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Public Art : Passage 2018
National Call for Proposals to Emerging Artists

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Canadian Heritage is seeking a dynamic, impactful image that conveys the theme of ‘passage’- en route; on the way; on a journey; an act, process, or instance of passing through or over; on the move; transition ...

The winning image will be reproduced on exterior quality graphic film and installed on the York Street Steps for a one-year period starting in spring 2018. Deadline for submissions April 16, 5 pm (EDT).

Open to all Canadian visual artists, photographers, graphic designers and illustrators between the ages of 18 and 35. All genres will be considered – figurative, abstract, collage, trompe l’oeil, optical illusion, pattern, etc.

March 13, 2018
CARFAC/RAAV conclude negotiations with the National Gallery of Canada for scale agreement renewal March 14, 2018
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Canadian Artists’ Representation / Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) and the Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec (RAAV) are pleased to announce that they have concluded negotiations with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) on March 14th.

More info here

March 29, 2018
CARFAC SASK offices are closed
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Happy Long Weekend!

April 2, 2018
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For more info or to purchase tickets:

  • Leader: Michael Peterson (Void Gallery)
  • Tickets: $75 general / $60 SCC and CARFAC members and students + service fees
  • Location: Void Gallery, 312 Ave B South, Saskatoon, SK
  • Be prepared to work on your own submission to a gallery of your choosing

In this three-week course Michael Peterson, Gallery Director for Void Gallery, will take participants through the process of preparing a gallery submission. Michael will begin by discussing the different types of galleries that exist (from public to artist-run to commercial) and the different forms of artistic production they support, helping each participant research galleries suitable for their work. Participants will prepare a gallery submission for at least one of these galleries, including writing a cover letter and exhibition statement and developing a portfolio of images.

This course is intended for artists of all skill levels who want to refine their professional practices or improve their creative business skills. It is suitable for early-career artists learning new techniques or experienced artists who would like to receive support and feedback throughout processes they have been undertaking for years.

Part of the Saskatchewan Craft Council's "Professional Practices for Artists" program developed with the support of Void Gallery.

Sponsored by Saskatchewan Craft Council, VOID, and Creative Saskatchewan.


April 5, 2018
CARFAC and RAAV Members to vote on renewal of scale agreement with the National Gallery of Canada.
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CARFAC and RAAV Members to vote on renewal of scale agreement with the National Gallery of Canada in early May.

CARFAC and RAAV are preparing voting details for members for the renewal of our scale agreement with the National Gallery. A tentative four year agreement was reached following negotiations in Ottawa in January and March, 2018.This tentative agreement requires a vote from our members to ratify it. This vote will take place in early May.

Please ensure that your membership and contact information is up-to-date with CARFAC for voting purposes.

Not a member? no problem, Join by April 27, and you can cast your vote.

You can renew or purchase a membership online at CARFAC SASK STORE or at either of the CARFAC SASK offices.

Not sure if your membership is current, contact Grant at    or call 306-933-3206.

In early May, current members will receive instructions for voting by email.
If you have questions about the agreement or voting process, you can contact April Britski, CARFAC’s national Executive Director:

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April 16, 2018
JOB OPPORTUNITIES The City of Saskatoon
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The City of Saskatoon

Visual Communications Coordinator
(Two permanent full-time positions available)
Posting No. 199(59)

CLOSING DATE:TOMORROW Wednesday, April 18, 2018

more info here

April 24, 2018
Announcing our 2018 Visiting Mentor
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The Visiting Mentor program is an advanced mentorship opportunity for emerging to established professional artists to connect with an artist, curator, or art critic. The visiting mentor provides private studio visits and/or critiques to support and strengthen the participants' practices. This program is free to CARFAC members and $45 to non-members.

Resident Mentors have included nationally recognized and acclaimed individuals, such as:

  • Brendan Lee Satish Tang, 2017
  • Luanne Martineau, 2016
  • Michelle LaVallee and Adrian Stimson, 2015
  • Ed Pien, 2014
  • Cliff Eyland, 2013
  • Nancy Tousley, 2012
  • Wayne Baerwaldt, 2011

Our 2018 Visiting Mentor is PETER MORIN! 

Peter Morin is a Tahltan Nation artist, curator, and educator. In his artistic practice and curatorial work, Morin’s research investigates the impacts that occur between indigenous cultural-based practices and western settler colonialism. In addition to his object making and performance-based practice, Morin has curated exhibitions at the Museum of Anthropology, Western Front, Bill Reid Gallery, and Burnaby Art Gallery. Morin joined the Visual and Aboriginal Arts Faculty at Brandon University in 2014.

To apply, please upload the following to a single folder in Dropbox and email to 

  • A letter of interest. Why do you want to participate in the program? How will the experience benefit your professional practice? State your top three preferred dates and times for a studio visit. (max 1 page)
  • A resume (max 3 pages) 
  • 5 images of your work (JPG) or a short video (max 5 minute segment) labelled with artist name and title of work. Include an image list with title, date, media, and dimensions. Include links and/or password to any online multimedia documentation in your submissions email. 

Deadline to apply is May 18, 2018. Only digital submissions will be accepted. 

For more information contact Terri at the CARFAC SASK Regina office: call 306-522-9788 or email

May 7, 2018
NEW Website Under Construction
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Please stay tuned for a brand new website! We are working as quickly as we can to create a better online experience for you. Sorry for inconveniences in the meantime and thank you for your patience! 

May 28, 2018
Peter Morin Artist Talk TONIGHT!
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Join us for an artist talk by 2018 Visiting Mentor, Peter Morin!

Peter Morin is a Tahltan Nation artist, curator, and educator. In his artistic practice and curatorial work, Morin’s research investigates the impacts that occur between indigenous cultural-based practices and western settler colonialism. In addition to his object making and performance-based practice, Morin has curated exhibitions at the Museum of Anthropology, Western Front, Bill Reid Gallery, and Burnaby Art Gallery. Morin joined the Visual and Aboriginal Arts Faculty at Brandon University in 2014.

Today 7 PM · Aka artist run centre · Saskatoon
This talk is FREE and open to all. Light refreshments will be provided.

July 15, 2018
CARFAC SASK Saskatoon Office will be CLOSED for Holidays
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CARFAC SASK Saskatoon Office will be CLOSED for Holidays
Starting Monday July 16th.
The office will be open on Monday August 20th.
If you have questions please contact the Regina office at
306-522-9788  email

August 1, 2018
CARFAC SASK Offices Closed for the long weekend
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CARFAC SASK Offices Closed for the long weekend
from Friday Aug 3rd to Monday Aug 6th

The Regina office will be open on Tuesday Aug 7th,
The Saskatoon office will be closed until Aug 19th for Holidays.

September 12, 2018
upcoming workshop: Pricing Your Artwork
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CARFAC SASK upcoming workshop: Pricing Your Artwork
Thursday, October 11 at 7 PM – 9:30 PM
Humboldt and District Museum and Gallery

Instructor: Ward Schell

This session will highlight some tips and strategies for pricing artwork. The workshop will help you to determine fair market value for your work, taking into consideration aspects such as size, reputation, dealer's commission, and local context. If you'd like, bring a small piece of your own work to practice value assessment with the group.

This workshop is free to all.
Please pre-register.
Phone 306-682-5226

October 10, 2018
35th Anniversary Party!
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CARFAC SASK has been celebrating artists for 35 years! Please join us for a come and go anniversary party! Everyone is welcome.


Our AGM will be held at 6:30 pm with the celebration to follow. Feel free to come for the meeting or the party or both. 

This event is FREE. PLEASE RSVP by November 9th.
October 16, 2018
Notice of Meeting
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CARFAC SASK Annual General Meeting


Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 6:30pm
at Storefront, 325 21 St. W., Saskatoon

1. Call to Order
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Introductions
4. Minutes of previous AGM Nov 18, 2017
5. Business arising from the minutes
6. Financial Report, Audited Statement, Appointment of Auditor
7. Executive Director Report
8. CARFAC National Report
9. Activity Reports
10. Nominations and Election of Directors
11. Special Business
12. Adjournment

PARTY to Follow!

RSVP for the party by November 9th: