Join a FCA Chapter

The FCA has eleven, volunteer-run Chapters across BC and AB. They are listed below. Chapters organize their own local shows, Chapter meetings, workshops and more. A Chapter Membership is perfect to meet and get the support of fellow artists in your community.



Chapters are formed by a collective of members of the National Federation of Canadian Artists. They are  regional entities and have autonomy in how they govern their business. FCA members belonging to Chapters follow the policies, bylaws and artistic standards of the Federation of Canadian Artists.  For more information on how Chapters operate or to form a new Chapter please read the Chapter Resource Manual.



FCA members may join as many Chapters as they wish or no Chapter at all. Every Chapter member, has to be a member in good standing of the national body of the FCA, located in Vancouver. This means besides paying their chapter dues, Chapter members are required to pay their yearly membership fees to the Vancouver head office. Please note: Those are two different payments with two different recipients. Chapter membership fees need to be paid directly to the respective Chapter, whereas the head office membership fees are payable to the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver.


If you are interested in joining an existing Chapter please check the following list for the location nearest you. 


Arrowsmith Chapter


Calgary Chapter


Central Okanagan Chapter 


Fraser Valley Chapter


Nanaimo Chapter


North Okanagan Chapter


Peace River Chapter


South Okanagan Chapter


Thompson/Nicola/Shuswap Chapter


Victoria Chapter


West Kootenay Chapter