Membership

Associate and Signature Status

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Associate and Signature Status with the FCA stand for a high level of excellence achieved by the individual artist. 

The core difference between these two levels is, while an Associate member has achieved an extremely high degree of technical skill, an SFCA is seen to have also found their own artistic voice.

Jurying for both Associate and Signature Membership are done by the Selection Committee, which consists of between 20 and 30 Signature Signature members. This is a jury by peers; by members who themselves have decades of experience as professional artists.

While acceptance into exhibitions is part of the process of becoming an Associate or Signature member with the Federation, having been accepted into exhibitions is not sufficient to be awarded Associate or Signature status. To be accepted into exhibitions an artist must paint at a quality level of an Exhibiting member. The level of quality expected from Associate and Signature members is considerably higher.

Intake for jury is twice per year; spring and fall. Artists may apply once per calendar year and we will accept no more than 60 applicants for every intake. Make sure to apply early to avoid disappointment and delay.

For application deadlines please see the annually updated application form below. 

 

 Please find the 2024 Associate and Signature Status Application below:

(click here)

 

 Please preplan and apply early!

 

Benefits and responsibilities related to Associate and Signature Status can be found in the FCA Policy Manual.

 

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact our Membership Coordinator via membership@artists.ca or 604-681-2740.

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Before you apply please review these videos of past year's successful applicants. This is a good indication of where your work should be before you consider applying.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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