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Urban Art Biz | CARFAC + Indigenous Protocols for Visual Art

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 October 25, 2023
 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Join Urban Art Biz, with our very special guests Julianna Zwierciadlowska-Rhymer the Chair of CARFAC Manitoba, Larissa Desrosiers, the Programs Director of CARFAC National and Theresie Tungilik President and Spokesperson for CARFAC National!

Wednesday Oct 25, 2023 from 12pm – 1pm CST 

CARFAC Manitoba exists to develop and promote an appreciation of the visual arts throughout the province of Manitoba by providing education services and information to artists and the public in Manitoba and are an affiliate of CARFAC National.

Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) is incorporated federally as a non-profit corporation that is the national voice of Canada’s professional visual artists. As a non-profit association and a National Art Service Organization, their mandate is to promote the visual arts, to promote a socio-economic climate that is conducive to the production of visual arts in Canada, and to conduct research and engage in public education for these purposes. CARFAC was established by artists in 1968 and has been recognized by the Status of the Artist legislation.

Artists, like professionals in other fields, should be paid for their work and share equitably in profits from their work. As the national voice of Canada’s professional visual artists, CARFAC defends artists’ economic and legal rights and educates the public on fair dealing with artists. In doing so, CARFAC engages actively in advocacy, lobbying, research and public education on behalf of artists in Canada.

CARFAC, has also developed the downloadable document Indigenous Protocols dot Art. We will learn how it came about, how people can use it, artists, non-artists, Indigenous and non-Indigenous. And talk about the importance of this document as a resource.

This is such an important workshop I feel that a lot of artists, particularly new artists, aren’t familiar with CARFAC, and what the minimum fee schedule is.We continue to have conversations with institutions and organizations who want to hire artists for a $25 honorarium and a bag of chips, and feel ‘taken advantage of’ when sent links to CARFAC site, with suggested minimum rates of pay. We still have Artists who aren’t certain how to value their time, skill, and knowledge and often settle for that honorarium and bag of chips.

We hope that through this workshop artists, and arts organizations and those wishing to hire artists will understand the value of Artists and learn to offer fair pay along with that bag of chips.


The workshop is offered Free. Please register online by 10:30 am CST OCT 25, 2023, the morning of the event, and a zoom link will be sent to your email address by 11AM ! If you feel that you haven’t received the zoom link, please check your junk mail folder.

UAB is a series of online workshops focusing on the business side of art from an Indigenous perspective, presented in partnership with Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery.

THERESIE TUNGILIK – President and Spokesperson CARFAC National

Photo credit: Charlene Panigoniak of Rankin Inlet

Theresie Tungilik was born on the sea ice during the month of March in an iglu while her parents were traveling by dog team to get to Nauyaat, from Harbour Island, Nunavut. Her artistic parents have been her driving force to help other Inuit artists within Nunavut and Inuit Nunagat.  Theresie is an artist and an Inuit art collector. Theresie’s work and being on committees, boards of directors, governors and serving as a knowledge keeper have enhanced her knowledge and ability to work towards helping and improving the lives of artists.

Being a Member of the Reconciliation Council for the Canadian Museums Association gave Theresie new insights of indigenizing Indigenous artifacts and creations, and the protection of such, through museums.  Being on the Board at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Qaumajuq, as well as an Inuit Traditional Knowledge Keeper on their Indigenous Advisory Council, has seen the empowerment of Indigenous People to voice and ask for changes that are necessary for the Truth of Inuit art history to be told.  The Indigenous Advisory Council was integral to the establishment of Qaumajuq, and provided Indigenous input into how the INUA Museum displays its Inuit art.

Theresie has been a member of CARFAC’s board since 2017, becoming National President and Spokesperson in Winnipeg in May, 2023.  Within CARFAC, Theresie has been on the Indigenous Advisory Circle for the Indigenous Protocols for the Visual Arts.  Her main interest has always been the Artist’s Resale Right, as well as Indigenous Intellectual Property. Theresie was also the founder of Inuit Art Society in Rankin Inlet, and under this organization had Ivalu Ltd. established in 1992.  The Inuit Art Society also held its inaugural Kivalliq Arts & Craft juried exhibition 1994.


Larissa Desrosiers – Programs Director CARFAC National

Larissa Desrosiers is an Ojibwe Queer Singer/Songwriter and Beadworker from Couchiching First Nation in Treaty #3. She has been living as a guest on Unceded, Unsurrendered Algonquin Anishinaabe Territory since 2014. She is in the process of finishing her Bachelor of Music Degree at Carleton University with a Minor in Indigenous Studies where she had the opportunity to study under Singer/Songwriter Lynn Myles, as well as Guitar Virtuoso Don Ross. Upon taking a break from school in 2019, Larissa started a beadwork microbusiness: Bangishimon Beadwork. Whether on stage howling with her guitar or at her desk with her beads, Larissa’s goal has always been to create space for healing, grieving, imagination, and social growth. She has had the opportunity to do so through projects like the National Arts Centre’s Indigenous Cities: Ottawa and FemmeVox, where she collaborated on an original song with Amanda Rheaume. Larissa was formerly the Workshop Manager for, and is excited to now move forward with CARFAC National as Programs Director. Whether it’s the arts, advocacy, or aunty-ing her nieces and nephews around the dinner table, Larissa moves through life with an unwavering passion to help people.



Julianna Zwierciadlowska-Rhymer – Chair CARFAC Manitoba

Julianna is an emerging artist from the Prairies of southern Manitoba. She attended Emily Carr University of Art and Design, receiving her BFA in 2017. From 2019 to 2021, Julianna attended the University of Manitoba completing her MFA. Through the medium of ceramics her work explores the realities of food production, gluttony, and ignorant consumption. She creates both sculptural and functional work that is luscious and beautifully grotesque which entices the viewer for closer inspection.






 October 25, 2023
 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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