Important COVID-19 Update

We are here to support our artists and arts community. During this crisis, Copyright Visual Arts will continue to be open for work with our employees working online from home. We will continue to make it a priority to mail royalty cheques to artists in these difficult financial times. We will also continue to provide galleries with quotes and licenses, but we appreciate your patience since we may not be able to do this as promptly as normal due to the fact that we also need to deal with and adapt to the immediate crisis as well. Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Please see the CARFAC-RAAV Fee Schedule homepage for further information on licensing practices during this time:

See also the CBC's list of resources for artists experiencing income disruption due to the COVID-19 crisis:

Thank you and stay safe!


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Copyright Visual Arts responds to a shifting Art economy in the digital age by providing effective tools to enable visual and media artists to achieve sustainable careers.

Copyright Visual Arts facilitates broad access to the finest works by Canadian and Québecois artists through simple and effective online or person-to-person licensing.

Copyright Visual Arts represents nearly one thousand visual and media Artists. More and more artists are becoming members of Copyright Visual Arts because they understand that the best way to increase the level of payments of copyright royalties for the use of their art works is to gather within a copyright management society.

Latest News

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    Jun 29, 2021, 12:00 AM

    Copyright Visual Arts Announces Launch of The Image Bank: Online Licensing Tool

    Copyright Visual Arts / Droits d’auteur arts visuels (COVA-DAAV) are pleased to present Image Bank, a new digital licensing tool for Canadian visual art. This new technology showcases artwork by some of Copyright Visual Arts’ 1200 affiliated artists on the website. It allows galleries, publishers, and other companies to search for Canadian artists and to easily get quotes for licensed use of their artwork. Image Bank also provides several types of licenses directly and quickly online.

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    Feb 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

    This Spring Copyright Visual Arts Will Become Digital

    This Spring, Copyright Visual Arts (formerly CARCC) will launch its new transactional platform with a new corporate website. We believe that you will like our new look and the many new features that will be available to our members. We also believe that the new platform will increase the visibility of members’ art to potential users and the general public.  Here is a brief description.

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    Dec 7, 2018, 12:00 AM

    Canadian Presentation Tour on Copyright

    October marks the beginning of presentations across the country on “Copyright for Visual Artists” by our Copyright Agent, Rose Ekins. Thanks to a grant from the Ontario Arts Council, Rose was travelling throughout Ontario in October, giving talks in London, Hamilton, Waterloo and Toronto. In November, Rose has also given presentations in Vancouver, BC.  The