AUSTRALIA
National Association for the Visual Arts, Ltd.
URL: www.visualarts.net.au
Description: Represents the interests of professional visual artists in Australia through advocacy, representation, and services. Provides career advise and contacts.
CANADA
Canada Council on the Arts
URL: http://canadacouncil.ca
Description: Awards grants to artists throughout Canada.
Canadian Crafts Federation
URL: canadiancraftsfederation.ca
Description: Provides information and services to artists.
CARFAC
URL: www.carfac.ca
Description: A national advocacy organization for Canadian artists with branches throughout Canada. Publishes many resource materials for artists. 
CARFAC-British Columbia
URL: www.carfacbc.org
Description: A regional branch of a national advocacy organizations for Canadian artists. Publishes the Visual Arts Voice Journal.
CARFAC Maritimes
URL: www.carfacmaritimes.org
Description: A regional branch of a national advocacy organizations for Canadian artists in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and  Prince Edward Island.
CARFAC Ontario
URL: www.carfacontario.ca
Description: A regional branch of an advocacy organization for Canadian artists. Offers many services, including a publications program with information and resources for career development.  Offers a savings and credit union. Provides advice about legal issues through Visual Artists Legal Clinic of Ontario.
CARFAC Saskatchewan
URL: www.carfac.sk.ca
Description: A regional branch of a national advocacy organizations for Canadian artists.   Sponsors professional development workshops and a mentoring program,.
CARFAC-VANL: Visual Arts Newfoundland and Labrador
URL: www.vanl-carfac.com
Description: A regional branch of CARFAC, a national advocacy organization for Canadian artists.  Sponsors professional development workshops for artists, lectures, and grants, including an emergency fund.
Craft Ontario
URL: www.craftontario.com
Description: Publishes STUDIO magazine. Sponsors lectures, exhibition, and award programs.  Members are eligible to participate in group health and dental insurance plans, and business, home and automobile insurance.
The Sculptors Society of Canada
URL: cansculpt.org
Description: Dedicated to the education, promotion, and exhibition of contemporary Canadian sculpture.
UNITED KINGDOM
A-N.  The Artists Information Company
www.a-n.co.uk
Description: Sponsors publications, programs, and projects that widen artists’ access to professional development information. Offers members various types of studio insurance.
Crafts Council
URL: www.craftscouncil.org.uk
Description: Promotes contemporary crafts in Great Britain. Sponsors exhibitions and provides business advice to craft artists. Publishes Crafts.

 

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