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:

  • Elected Member (professional artists who have gone through the adjudication process)
  • Associate Member (arts supporters and non-adjudicated 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

SCA Elected Member status is obtained through a juried process. The next deadline for jury applications is March 31, 2020.

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. Please view the Spring 2019 Application Guidelines.
  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. Images must be submitted via e-mail and the jury fee of $50.00 must be paid via Pay Pal. NOTE: The $50 jury fee 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

Prospective Associate Members simply, submit the application form below. The annual dues for Associate Members are $45.

 Click to apply for an Associate Membership 

Current Members

Renew your SCA Membership using Paypal

Current SCA members are invited to renew on-line using PayPal. Due date for 2019-2020 membership fees is May 1st, 2019. Please note that the shopping cart will show a complete listing of payment types. Select or de-select those you wish to pay for on this transaction. Once your payment is confirmed, your membership will be processed. Thanks for your on-going support!

Renew Elected Membership

$95 Payment for (SCA Member's name) Pay Elected Membership

Please send all membership-related enquiries (renewals /new members) to:

David Harrison, SCA (Director), Chair, Membership  403-281-5919

Web Gallery (Elected members only)

$60 Payment for (SCA Member's name) Pay For A Web Gallery

Renew Associate Membership

$45 Payment for (Associate's name) Pay Associate Membership