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 its 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 gallery-focused national site that is searchable by location and specialty. The website keeps resources and best business practices right at you fingertips!
As a CAPIC member we want you to be seen. Members can promote their work by uploading images, social media links, and contact information to their profiles on the CAPIC website. General Members can display a gallery of up to 20 images. All other membership levels may upload one image of their work.
A monthly newsletter providing members with the latest CAPIC and industry news, relevant call for entries, technology updates and links to discounts. Non-Members may also subscribe by clicking here. To unsubscribe please contact our National Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Discount.
Have a question about Copyright law or business practices? Only CAPIC members receive discounted legal fees! CAPIC maintains a relationship with a lawyer specializing in Copyright and Contract law who offers CAPIC members a discount. Contact our National Office on the toll-free line 1-888-252-2742 (416-462-3677 in Toronto), for a referral.
CAPIC has works with national and regional service providers and material suppliers to bring the most benefits to our members.
Educational and Social Events
Held regularly by local chapters, CAPIC provides members with the tools to network and quickly improve their knowledge and skills.
APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP IN CAPIC IS EASY
Determine which membership category is right for you from the Membership Categories list and complete the application form online. Once your application has been reviewed and approved, you will be sent an invoice with information on our different payment methods. Your account will be activated after payment.