My life is just too exciting! Today I fly to Ottawa for the yearly face to face meeting of the CARFAC Board of Directors. I've served on this board first as the Newfoundland and Labrador representative and recently as an elected representative . It has opened my eyes to many issues that affect the lives of professional artists.
These trips are very busy with committee meetings and full board meetings that all revolve around arts advocacy on a national level. The biggest issue on the table this time is Artist Resale Right. Many countries have this benefit for artists and we are advocating for it to be included in the new changes to Canadian Copyright Law. Having Resale right would enable artists or their estates to benefit from the resale of work by a commercial gallery. The latest countries to implement this right are Australia, Republic of Ireland and the UK. In the United States only the state of California has written this right into law.