Become a Member of the SCA / Membership Renewals

The Society welcomes applications from all professional artists – from the traditional to those who work in new and digital media, as well as from arts supporters. NOTE: All applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Canadian Residents. (Renewing current membership? Please scroll to the bottom of page)

There are two types of membership in the Society of Canadian Artists:

Benefits of Membership

SCA members become part of a rich community of like-minded creatives who are writing the modern history of Canadian art.

Benefits include:

  • Permission to use prestigious 'SCA' designation after your name (for Elected Members)
  • Participation in respected member-only gallery exhibitions
  • Access to Society awards
  • Member promotion through online gallery, and Elected members and Associates listing by Province
  • SCAnews newsletter (published 3 times annually)
  • Access to professional development resources, including electronic publications
  • Invitations to Society exhibitions and other events

How to Become a Member

Elected Member Application Process

We will begin accepting applications on our website on February 15, 2020 with the application deadline of March 31, 2020.

Details for our 2020 application process will be available on our website in early February 2020. Any enquiries about the application process can be directed to our Membership Chair, David Harrison, SCA at .

The Elected membership application process is completed in two parts:

  1. membership application form and an 11-point formatted artist's CV (as per Guidelines) are to be submitted (in .pdf format) as e-mail attachments.
  2. 10 high quality images (labelled as per instructions). The image should be sized to approximately 1920px on its longest size and the file size should be not exceed 2MB. NOTE: The SCA jury fee of $75 is NON-REFUNDABLE.

For inquiries, contact David Harrison, SCA (Director), Chair, Membership 

In the spring of 2014, a Mentoring program was founded - please see the Mentoring page for more information.

New Associate Membership

We welcome your membership. Effective January 9th, 2020 the new Associate fee is $55. More information coming shortly.

Current Members

Society of Canadian Artists 2020-2012 membership dues

For well over a decade, the SCA’s membership dues have remained stable. The Board of Directors are doing their utmost to keep costs under control but over the past several years we have been facing increased costs. In order to continue providing artistic opportunities for our members, we must modestly increase our annual membership dues.

At the January 9, 2020 SCA Board meeting, the directors approved the following fee structure for the upcoming 2020/21 membership year:

  • Associate membership fee $55
  • Elected membership fee: $105
  • Elected member web gallery fee: $75

PayPal buttons with the new amounts will be available for your use on February 2nd, 2020 when the new website goes live. For those renewing members who wish to pay by cheque, please feel free to send by regular mail to David Harrison, SCA. More information will be made available shortly. 

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the Society of Canadian Artists.

Board of Directors

For inquiries, contact David Harrison, SCA (Director), Chair, Membership