The Fondation Marichette gives back to artists

The Marichette Foundation will give artists whose works will be sold at the auction for its fundraising campaign, 5% of the prize received.

The Fondation Marichette has received numerous donations of artworks that it offers to the general public in a series of auctions. It is within this framework that it has decided to recognize droit de suite and to give a royalty to artists who request it.

The Fondation Marichette is therefore pleased to announce that it supports the Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB) in its demand to introduce a droit de suite on artists' works when they are resold.

"We believe it is important that the artists who created these works be able to share in the profits generated. Half of visual artists in Canada earn less than $18,000 a year (2010). This is why we believe it is important as a Foundation that offers scholarships to women who want to get out of financial precariousness, to recognize droit de suite. »

Michèle Caron, President of the Marichette Foundation

This decision to grant artists a resale resale right is very well received by the community.

With its decision to recognize droit de suite, the Marichette Foundation demonstrates the importance it places on artists in our society," says Carmen Gibbs, Executive Director of the AAAPNB. For many years, the Association has been asking that visual artists be paid droit de suite when their work is resold in Canada. This measure exists in 90 countries around the world, but has been slow to be implemented in Canada. We applaud the decision of the Marichette Foundation to recognize this measure of equity for artists. »

Three online auctions by Key Auctions are scheduled in the coming weeks: October 20, November 3 and November 17.

The funds raised at these auctions will be used to finance the Marichette Foundation's bursary program. The Foundation offers bursaries to help New Brunswick women with significant financial needs to pursue post-secondary education.