Fee Schedule
A.0 Fee Schedule Guidelines
A.1 Exhibition Fees
A.2 - A.4 Reproduction Fees
B.1 - B.4 Advertising / Commercial Fees
C.1 - C.3 Artists' Professional Fees

 

 

A.1 Exhibition Fee Schedule 2012

Table of Contents

• A.1.0 • Guiding Principles

• A.1.1 • Solo Exhibitions

• A.1.2 • Touring Exhibitions

• A.1.3 • Group Exhibitions

• A.1.4 • Permanent Collection Exhibitions

• A.1.5 • Performance Presentation Fees

• A.1.6 • Exhibition in Other Public Places

• A.1.7 • Exhibition of a Reproduction

• A.1.8 • Creation of a Work in Public

• A.1.9 • Film and Video Festivals

 

• A.1.0 • Guiding Principles

 

  • Recognizing the size of a museum or gallery

The fee schedule reflects the fact that there are institutions of different sizes and means in Canada . Operating budgets are a matter of public record, and provide a convenient indicator of the size of an exhibiting institution.  Calculation of a gallery’s operating budget would includes such items as salaries, expenses related to organizing exhibitions such as shipping, insurance, crating and framing; exhibition-related education programs; rent; utilities; research expenses; publication programs; revenue-generating programs like boutiques, restaurants and parking lots. An operating budget is related to the operation of the museum or gallery only –if the museum or gallery is part of larger institution like a city administration, university or multi-purpose cultural centre, only the operating expenses of the museum or gallery need be counted to determine the fee category. Acquisition funds or capital funds raised for say, a new building, are not counted either.   The size categories have been intentionally been made broad and have been reduced from previous years, as negotiated under our agreement with CAMDO and CMA.

    • Standard galleries
      • Galleries 1 - For galleries with operating budgets up to $500K
      • Galleries 2 - For galleries with operating budgets over $500K
    • International Exhibitions

This category is reserved for international exhibitions that are funded by multiple major funding bodies and/or sponsors, which may or may not include museums.  The International category includes two sections:

      • International I - this category includes exhibitions held in cultural centres, embassies or other locations under the auspices of a federal agency.
      • International II - this category includes major international exhibitions, such as international biennials and surveys, or other exhibitions where the artist is selected to represent Canada and which are funded by several funding bodies and/or sponsors.
  • Recognizing the scope of an exhibition

The basis of the fee schedule is the listed solo exhibition fee. Many types of exhibitions vary from this norm. Retrospectives, group shows, small projects, or installations, for example, have different parameters and costs. A percentage calculation has been adopted for these different types of exhibitions.

    • A solo exhibition, for the purposes of the fee schedule, is defined as an exhibition that features a body of work by a single artist that spans less than 10 years of his or her production.
    • For retrospectives, or solo exhibitions that feature more than 10 years of an artist’s production, the rate is the listed solo rate plus 15%.
    • For projects, small exhibitions, or installations - exhibitions with a very narrow focus on a small body of work and occupying one room or a single space - the rate is the listed solo rate minus 15% for all categories.
    • The single works category applies to specific cases of exhibition of single works, such as very small sites associated with artist-run galleries or the like, i.e.: windows or foyers. It also serves as a benchmark for calculating permanent collection exhibition fees, and performance presentations. The rate for such exhibitions is 20% of the appropriate solo rate.
    • For group exhibitions, the total rate for an exhibition including 2-5 artists must not be less than the solo exhibition rate. The solo exhibition rate is divided by the number of artists to determine the amount each artist is to receive. For group exhibitions with 6 to 10 artists, the fee is 19% of the solo rate for each artist.  For group exhibitions with 11 or more artists, the fee for each artist is 17% of the solo rate.
    • For touring exhibitions, the originating gallery and each venue pay 100% of the appropriate exhibition rate, determined by the Exhibiting Institution Category of each gallery and the scope of the particular exhibition (solo, retrospective, group, etc.).  The artist is thus paid each time the exhibition is shown.
  • Duration

As for the duration of exhibitions, all exhibition rates generally apply to exhibitions of up to three months duration. For longer exhibitions, the fees are pro-rated on a monthly basis – the fee for each month an exhibition is extended is therefore 1/3 of the rate determined for the three-month period.

  • CARCC Administration fees for exhibition licences

For exhibition licences, an administration fee of $25 is charged for institutions in Category 1, and/or for exhibition licences worth up to $500.  For all others the administration fee is$100.  Administration fees for exhibition licences are added to the fees listed.  Exhibition fees are subject to GST.

 

• A.1.1 • Solo Exhibition Fees

 

Exhibiting Institution Categories

Exhibiting Institution Operating Budget

Solo

Retrospective
(+15% of solo fee)

Project
(-15% of solo fee)

Single Work
(20% of solo fee)

International II

Multiple funders

12411

14272

10550

2481

International I

Embassies, etc.

8279

9521

7039

1655

Category II

Over $500K

2251

2589

1914

450

Category I

Up to $500K

1688

1941

1441

337

 

• A.1.2 • Touring Exhibitions

For touring exhibitions, the originating gallery and each venue pay 100% of the appropriate exhibition rate, determinedly the Exhibiting Institution Category of each gallery and the scope of the particular exhibition (solo, retrospective, group, etc.).  The artist is thus paid each time the exhibition is shown.

 

• A.1.3 • Group Exhibitions

For group exhibitions, the total rate for an exhibition including2-5 artists must not be less than the solo exhibition rate. The solo exhibition rate is divided by the number of artists to determine the amount each artist is to receive. For group exhibitions with 6 to 10 artists, the fee is 19% of solo rate for each artist. For group exhibitions with 11 or more artists, the fee for each artist is 17% of the solo rate.

Group Exhibition Fees:

Exhibiting Institution Categories

Solo

Two Person Show per artist

Three Person Show per artist

Four Person Show per artist

Five Person Show per artist

Group Show 6-10 Artists per artist

Group Show 11+ Artists per artist

International II

12411

6205

4138

3103

2481

2358

2110

International I

8279

4140

2760

2070

1655

1573

1396

Category II

2251

1126

751

562

450

428

383

Category I

1688

844

562

422

337

321

288

 

 

• A.1.4 • Permanent Collection Exhibitions

Note: In the last round of negotiations with CAMDO and CMA, permanent collection fees were not included in the agreement, and will be negotiated under the joint committee.  In the meantime, we recommend that galleries, artist-run centres, and other institutions exhibiting artworks continue to pay the listed CARFAC fees for these uses.

Permanent Collection Exhibition Fees are calculated using the Single Work rate as a base for works under $10,000 in value.  For works above $10,000 in value, the fee is calculated as a percentage of the purchase price.

Rates apply to both purchased and donated works created after June7, 1988.  Fees are one-time for a ten-year licence.

Fees are for exhibition at the owner’s premises only. Temporary exhibition fees apply to any touring exhibition or loan for exhibition.

Where a large number of works are purchased at one time from the same artist, a percentage reduction of the total fees may be considered.

Where a portfolio or series of prints is purchased, one print can be licensed provided that only one print is exhibited at any one time at the owner’s location.  When more than one is exhibited, Temporary Exhibition Fees at the appropriate Window rate applies to each extra print exhibited.

If it is decided that a Permanent Collection Licence is not desirable, temporary exhibition fees apply to any exhibition of the work on the owner’s premises.

The CARCC administrative fees for Permanent Collections Licences are $25 for Category I institutions and/or for licences worth up to $500, and$100 for all others.  GST is charged on the fees.

 

Permanent Collection Exhibition Fees:

Exhibiting Institution Categories

Exhibiting Institution Operating Budget

Works up to $5k value
(50% of single work rate)

Works over $5k and up to $10k value
(Single work rate)

Works over $10k value
(percentage of work's value)

Embassies, government departments, corporations

n/a

829

1655

7%

Category II

Over $500K

225

450

5%

Category I

Up to $500K

170

337

3%

 

 

• A.1.5 • Performance Presentation Fees

Note: In the last round of negotiations with CAMDO and CMA, performance fees were not included in the agreement, and will be negotiated under the joint committee.  In the meantime, we recommend that galleries, artist-run centres, and other institutions exhibiting artworks continue to pay the listed CARFAC fees for these uses.

For major solo performances and / or the inclusion of performance artworks in exhibitions, use Exhibition Fee Schedule.

Festival: A single performance within an ongoing showcase or event.  The fee for a first performance is equivalent to the Single Work Rate appropriate to the organizing institution, with a fee of 30% of the appropriate Single Work Rate added for each additional performance.

Cabaret: Works under 15 minutes in length in a setting of multiple performances in a single evening, with single ticket prices.  The fee is equivalent to 50% of the Single Work Rate appropriate to the organizing institution.

Fees do not include general equipment (i.e. lights, projectors, video, audio) that should be provided by the gallery / host.  Special equipment integral to the work is the responsibility of the artist.  Fees do not include artists’ travel costs.

Fees are per performance.  Additional performances are of the same work at the same venue or project.

The CARCC administrative fees for Performance Licences are $25 for Category I institutions and/or for licences worth up to $500, and $100 for all others.  GST is charged on the fees.

Performance Presentation Fees:

Exhibiting Institution Categories

Exhibiting Institution Operating Budget

Festival:
First Performance
(single work rate)

Festival:
Each Additional Performance
(30% of single work rate)

Cabaret
(50% of single work rate)

International II

Multiple funders

2481

745

1241

International I

Embassies, etc.

1655

497

829

Category I

Over $500K

450

136

225

Category II

Up to $500K

337

101

170

 

 

• A.1.6 • Exhibitions in Other Public Places

Note: In the last round of negotiations with CAMDO and CMA, performance fees were not included in the agreement, and will be negotiated under the joint committee.  In the meantime, we recommend that galleries, artist-run centres, and other institutions exhibiting artworks continue to pay the listed CARFAC fees for these uses.

 

Rates are applicable only to exhibition in a location (i.e. public business or institution, hotel, restaurant, etc.) where the mandate or activity of the business or organization does not include the exhibition of visual artworks.

Related reproductions:  see the relevant category of the reproduction fee schedule.
Each exhibition may be up to three months in duration.  For each additional month or portion thereof, add 10%.  For exhibitions under 10days in duration, fees are 25% of those listed.

The CARCC administrative fees for Exhibitions in Other Public Places are $25 for licences worth up to $500, and $100 for all others. GST is charged on the fees.

 

Per artist,
per exhibition

Exhibition
under 10 days

Solo

390

100

2 artists

195

45

3 artists

129

34

4 or more artists

123

32

 

 

• A.1.7 • Exhibition of a Reproduction

Use this category when a reproduction of an original work, and not the original work, is exhibited.

The CARCC administrative fees for licences related to the exhibition of reproductions are $25 for licences worth up to $500, and$100 for all others.  GST is charged on the fees.

 

Per work

Temporary exhibition,
up to three months

147

Permanent exhibition,
up to five years

277

 

• A.1.8 • Creation of a Work in Public

When a work is created in public, the organizer of the event must include in the amount of compensation to the artist:

  • Relevant exhibition fees.
  • An appropriate professional fee that considers time and other requirements such as materials or travel.  See Other Professional Fees, Section 4.

 

• A.1.9 • Film and Video Festivals

Film festivals should develop policies related to payment of copyright fees for public presentation. They should decide in the context of their activity to either pay exhibition fees (either solo or group, as applicable), or the fees recommended in Section2 - A.2.2.2 Projection of Video, Film or Electronic Art. The exhibition fee option allows the payment of the same fee to all participants, while the fees in Section 2 are scaled to single or multiple presentations, and the length of the work.