RavenLaw Congratulates CARFAC/RAAV on Reaching a Tentative Agreement with the National Gallery of Canada

On November 24, 2014, the Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) and the Regroupement des artistes visuels du Québec (RAAV) reached a tentative agreement with the National Gallery of Canada on the terms and conditions for the exhibition and reproduction of works of art, as well as the provision of professional services by living Canadian artists at the National Gallery. As CARFAC/RAAV explain, “The parties are proud to have reached this ground-breaking agreement to remunerate living Canadian artists, a historic milestone that will undoubtedly contribute to the long-term sustainability of the visual arts in Canada.” The agreement will now proceed to a ratification vote by members.

The ability of CARFAC/RAAV to reach this historic agreement is due in large part to the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Canadian Artists’ Representation v National Gallery of Canada in June of this year. CARFAC/RAAV were represented by David Yazbeck, Michael Fisher and Wassim Garzouzi from RavenLaw in this successful appeal to the Supreme Court.