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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Artists and AI, an open conversation


Design Digital & new media Film & video Intercultural Interdisciplinary Visual arts
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N/A, services all of Ontario, ON



Offered in English and American Sign Language.

Will have a sign language interpreter and offers closed captioning or subtitles.


Artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping the ways in which art is created, disseminated and understood, and challenging previous notions of labour, intellectual property, and even creativity itself. But how will the future of AI be determined, and by whom?

CARFAC Ontario, Artists’ Legal Advice Services, and InterAccess invite you to join and participate in a discussion exploring the evolving landscape of generative AI, its impacts on the lives and careers of artists, and ways in which artists can actively shape a future informed by ethical and responsible AI development, use, policy and shared governance.

Following a short panel, we will facilitate an open conversation about both immediate challenges and questions faced by artists (e.g. current copyright and IP laws) and the importance of longer-term, artist-informed AI engagement, policy development, and knowledge mobilization. We invite you to consider and contribute to exploring models of AI governance that are conducive to artists and the cultural ecosystem.

Panelists: Heran Genene (Artist, researcher, community mobilizer, autoethnographic art producer); Valentine Goddard (lawyer, certified mediator, and inter-arts curator with globally recognized AI expertise); Catherine Lovrics (leading Intellectual property lawyer); moderated by Jason Samilski (Managing Director, CARFAC Ontario.)

Date: October 13th, 2023

Time: 12pm - 1.30pm EDT

Virtual via ZOOM

ASL interpretation and auto-captioning will be provided. Additional access needs can be requested via registration. We will do our best to accommodate.



We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and the Government of Ontario, and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada, le Conseil des arts de l'Ontario et le gouvernement de l'Ontario, et la Ville de Toronto par l'intermédiaire du Conseil des arts de Toronto de leur soutien financier.


CARFAC Ontario, Artists' Legal Advice Services, and InterAccess

Canadian Artists' Representation/le front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) Ontario is the

association of visual and media artists in Ontario. Our vision is for vibrant, equitable, and

sustainable communities in which we as artists are properly recognized for the role we play. As a Provincial Arts Service Organization, CARFAC Ontario serves and responds to the needs of our members, and visual artists across the province.

CARFAC Ontario is a regional affiliate under the umbrella of CARFAC National. Additional services, programs and projects are carried out by the individual affiliate organizations. By joining your provincial affiliate organization, you receive automatic membership in CARFAC National.

For 35 years, Artists' Legal Advice Services (ALAS) has worked to empower Ontario's creative community with access to summary legal advice, information, and education. ALAS is run by a group of volunteers who are entertainment and intellectual property lawyers, fellow creators, and law students. They generously donate their time to help those who may not be able to access more expensive alternatives. ALAS assists creators in three main ways:

● our educational sessions

● our bi-weekly legal clinic

● our legal database.

Founded in 1983 as Toronto Community-Videotex, InterAccess is a gallery, educational facility, production studio, festival, and registered charity dedicated to new media and emerging practices in art and technology. InterAccess’s mission is to expand the cultural significance of art and technology by fostering and supporting the full cycle of art and artistic practice through education, production, and exhibition.