CAPIC was founded in 1978 as a national, not-for-profit association dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the rights and interests of photographers, illustrators and recently, digital artists, working in the communications industry. Starting as a single group in Toronto, CAPIC has grown to six chapters, spanning the country from Halifax to Vancouver.
As a member of CAPIC you are part of a strong network of professionals. CAPIC is THE reference for professional image creators in Canada and the business practices that result. Throughout the years, CAPIC has worked hard to improve the recognition of image creators in Canadian Copyright Law and to educate it’s members, partners and the public about Artists’ Rights. Thanks to these efforts, Canadians image creators now officially own the copyright to all of their work whether the photograph is commissioned or not.
CAPIC continues it’s efforts to support image creators through the creation or resources such as fee schedules and business practice surveys which are designed as a necessary reference for any Illustrator or Photographer getting started in the Industry
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
THE CAPIC Web Site
Promote your talent on our new, gallery-focused national site that is searchable by location and specialty. The new website will keep resources and best business practices right at you fingertips!
As a CAPIC member we want you to be seen. Members have the privilege to promote their work by uploading your photographs on the following websites at no extra cost. In addition, a link to your website is posted on each of these sites to direct significant traffic to your portfolio and contact information.
www.photographersdirectory.adobe.com (7 photographs and a link to your site)
www.capic.org(8 photos and a link to your website)
A weekly e-newsletter delivered every Monday providing members with the latest CAPIC and industry news, technology updates and links to discounts. Non-Members may also subscribe by clicking here. To unsubscribe please contact our National Office at email@example.com/stage.
The most important benefit of membership is the “group voice” that empowers CAPIC to represent you on various fronts at the municipal, provincial and federal levels providing members with updates on Copyright, advertising opportunities with agencies and publishing companies and more!
Business Information and Legal Referrals
Have a question about Copyright law or business practices? Contact our National Office on the toll-free line 1-888-252-2742 (416-462-3677 in Toronto). CAPIC maintains a relationship with lawyers specializing in Copyright and Contract law and refers members to them when necessary.
CAPIC has works with national and regional service providers and material suppliers to bring the most benefits to our members. Click here to view the current discounts available to members.
Educational and Social Events
Held regularly by local chapters, CAPIC provide members with the tools to network and quickly improve their knowledge and skills.
A. $10,000.00 Automatic Accidental Death and Dismemberment – included with General, Sustaining, Associate and Emerging Talent membership.
B. Equipment & Studio – policies designed for professionals in our industry. (Available to General, Sustaining, and Associate members. Not available in British Columbia.
Quebec have a local partner.
C. Optional Group Rate Life, Health & Disability Insurance – packages for members and employees that are among the best available. (Available to General, Sustaining and Associate members)
APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP IN CAPIC IS EASY
For General, Assistant, Associate, Emergent Talent, Student or Sustaining Membership
Determine which membership category matches your skills and/or experience level from the Membership Categories list and complete the application form online. After we review your information, you will be sent an invoice with information on our different payment methods. Your account will be activated after payment.
For College & Universities or Foreign Membership Application
Contact the CAPIC National office at firstname.lastname@example.org