South Okanagan-Similkameen Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists

FCA MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS AND APPLICATION

1) Supporting Membership: (Link to Supporting Membership Application)

 A Supporting Membership is available to everyone who loves art and would like to learn more about artists, their work and the many events and courses happening in the artist community. It is the perfect membership for collectors and those who want to support and participate in the culture of art in Canada. Benefits for Supporting Members include:

 ·         Discounts on workshops and classes

 ·         Invitations to events and Opening Receptions

 ·         Bi-weekly E-Newsletter

 ·         Free Art Avenue subscription (delivered 6 times a year to your address)

 ·         Membership rates on advertising opportunities 

2) Active Membership: (Link to Active Membership Application)

 If you are an artist who is interested in participating in juried shows and honing your skills, then perhaps you are ready to apply for your Active Membership. In order to be eligible to apply for Active Membership, you have to be a Supporting Member first. Applicants for Active Status have to undergo a jury process where they submit either their professional artists' website or a body of work for jurying. If successful, new Active Members can start participating in FCA shows. Active Members are eligible:

  ·         to submit for juried shows and exhibitions with the FCA,

 ·         for prizes, titles and awards,

 ·         of having their website link displayed at Artist Site

3) & 4) Signature Status: (Link to Signature Status Information)

 Once you have established yourself as a committed artist with consistent superior ability with the FCA, you can apply for your Signature status which includes the Associate Membership (AFCA) and then finally Senior Membership (SFCA). Jurying for both levels of Signature Membership is done by our Board of Governors who meet once per year. The next BOG meeting will take place in March 2016. The Signature Status Application Package 2016 will be available for download later this year.

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