Active Status



If you are an artist who is interested in participating in shows and honing your skills, then perhaps you are ready to apply for Active Membership.



In order to be eligible to apply for Active Membership, you have to be a Supporting Member first. There is no waiting period required between joining as a Supporting Member and applying for Active Status, which means you can apply for Active membership once your Supporting Membership registration is completed.



According to FCA polices Active Status is granted, if the majority of the works submitted is suitable for FCA shows. This means that at least 6 out of the 10 submitted images need to be suitable for FCA shows. 



The Federation of Canadian Artists is currently representing artworks executed in the following media: acrylic, oil, watercolour, pastel, mixed media, graphite, ink, pen and pencil. Original hand pulled prints are eligible in runs of up to 200 in an edition. All artworks must be two dimensional.



As of November 2016 applications for Active Membership are being accepted and processed solely online


A non-refundable $10.00 application fee applies at the time of your submissions. Applicants must submit 10 JPEG images of their work via our online system to undergo a jury process.


The next application deadline is January 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm. Please read carefully though the submission guidelines before you start your submission process.


To start your application for Active Status online click here.



If you are successfully juried into Active Status you will be contacted to pay the $30 Active Upgrade fee to the Vancouver Head Office, which makes up for the difference between the annual Supporting membership fee of $50.00 and the annual Active Membership fee of $80.00. Once this fee is processed, your Active membership upgrade will be completed and the Active Status Package will be emailed to you.


Click here to download the 2017 Active Status Package


The package is a valuable source containing information on:

  • Benefits of Active Membership
  • Copyright
  • Framing Standards
  • Juried show submission guidelines