The central difference between Supporting membership and Active status is that Active members may participate in exhibitions. In order to submit your work for exhibition jury we require artists to apply for Active status which serves as a pre-screening.
If you are an artist who is interested in participating in exhibitions and honing your skills, then please read on.
In order to be eligible to apply for Active Status or Active Status of Sculpture, 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. You may apply for Active Status or Active Status of Sculpture once your Supporting Membership registration is completed.
ACTIVE STATUS CRITERIA
Active Status is granted if the jury believes that the majority of the works submitted could reasonably be expected to be juried into an FCA exhibition. This means that at least 6 out of the 10 submitted images need to be suitable for FCA shows. Remember that the FCA operates at a national level and you will be competing with visual artists throughout Canada. Competition is tough and standards are high. This also means that receiving your Active status or Active Status of Sculpture and being accepted into an exhibition means that much more.
The Federation of Canadian Artists is currently representing artworks executed in the following media for Active Status: oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, mixed media, graphite, ink, pen and pencil. Original hand pulled prints are eligible in runs of up to 200 in an edition.
The Federation of Canadian Artists is currently representing artworks executed in the following media for Active Status of Sculpture: stone, metal, glass, clay, wood or ceramic.
Step 1- Apply for Active Status Jurying
A non-refundable $15.00 application fee applies at the time of your submissions. Applicants must submit 10 JPEG images of their artwork via our online system to undergo a jury process.
We accept applications for Active Status throughout the year and arrange for jurying to take place twice a month; usually midway through the month and at the end of the month. Exact dates will vary. Applications for Active Status of Sculpture are accepted once a month.
To start your application for Active Status online click HERE.
To start your application for Active Status of Sculpture click HERE.
Upgrade Fee - The level of service provided to Active members is greater than what we provide to Supporting members. Therefor membership fees for Active members are a bit higher too. If you are successfully juried into Active Status you will be contacted to pay $30 which is the difference in cost between the Supporting ($65) and Active ($95) memberships. For brevity this is called the Active Upgrade fee. Once this fee is processed, your Active membership upgrade will be completed and the Active Status Package will be emailed to you.
Step 2 - Join the Peace River Chapter of the FCA as an Affiliate
Once you've been successfully juried into Active Status, you can apply to become an affiliate of the Peace River Chapter by filling out the downloadable form and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org and paying $35 as per instructions on the form. Fees are not prorated.
If you are already an affiliate of the Chapter at the supporting level, simply inform us of your new active status.
Benefits of joining the Peace River Chapter include;
- Opportunity to submit for juried National and Chapter shows held at Peace Country area art galleries for prizes and awards
- Invitation to Monthly Zoom Meetings for socialization, artwork critiques and learning opportunities
- Gallery on the PRFCA website including a link to their website if applicable
- Discounts on Workshops and more.
See below to download the PRFCA affiliate application.
Signature Status (AFCA/SFCA) - $95/yr paid to FCA + $35/yr paid to PRFCA
Please note: In order to be eligible to apply for Signature Status, you need to be an Active Member first and meet certain criteria stated in the Signature Status Application Package. Jurying for both levels of Signature Status is done by our Board of Governors (BOG) who meet once a year. For more information on Signature Status please visit our website here.
If you are already an affiliate of the Chapter at the active level, simply inform us of your new active status.