SCA Membership

Become a member

The Society of Canadian Artists welcomes applications from all professional artists – from traditional painting and drawing, to those who work in new digital media, as well as artists working in 3 dimensional materials.

The SCA offers two levels of membership:

Elected Member which is geared to professional artists who have gone through the adjudication process

Associate Member includes emerging artists who have not undergone adjudication as well as art supporters and aficionados.

PLEASE NOTE: As we are the Society of CANADIAN Artists, all applicants must be Canadian citizens or a Permanent resident. This means you are either:
1) A Canadian born citizen living in Canada, or are temporarily or permanently living outside of Canada.
2) Born outside of Canada but have become a Permanent Resident and currently reside in Canada.

Benefits of Membership

There a many benefits of becoming a member of Canada’s most influential and encompassing art organization, including the following:

Elected members are permitted to use the prestigious “SCA” designation after their name.

Participation in respected member-only gallery and online exhibitions.

Access to Society awards

Member promotion through our website listings and Elected member profile and gallery

Access to our SCAnews newsletter, which is published 3 times a year.

Access to professional development resources, including electronic publications.

Invitations to Society exhibitions and other Society events.

How to become a member

Our membership year runs from May 1 to April 30

Associate Member

Associate membership is open throughout the year. Artists considering undergoing the adjudication process for Elected membership are encouraged to join as an Associate member until the next jury date. Select the button below to find out more about Associate membership and register. Associate membership dues are $55/annually.


Elected membership is through adjudication only. The deadline for the  fall jurying process is October 20th, 2022. The details for jury submission are available now.

Select the button below to read the requirements and apply. Elected membership dues are $105/annually.