About Associate and Senior Signature Memberships
Once you've established yourself as a committed artist with consistent, superior ability you can apply for your Signature status. There are two levels of Signature status, the AFCA, or Associate Signature status, and SFCA, or Senior Signature status. Standards are very high for these levels of membership and jurying is done once a year in Vancouver, applications are due in February.
- To learn more about applying for Signature Status, click "Applying for Signature Status (2015 PDF)".
- To start an application for Associate Signature and Senior Signature Membership, go to
Associate Signature Membership
Associate Signature Members, in addition to the benefits of Active Members, are granted permission to use the letters AFCA after their names and are eligible to enter the annual Spilsbury Medal Show. With recognition comes responsibility. Associate Signature Members are expected to maintain a consistently high standard of work and to perform “jury” duty for the FCA on an as needed basis.
- To renew your Vancouver AFCA Membership Fees, go to
Senior Signature Membership
Senior Signature Members are granted permission to use the letters SFCA after their names and are eligible to enter the Spilsbury Medal Show. Senior Signature Members, in addition to being expected to maintain a consistently high standard of work and participate in various forms of “jury” duty, are also asked to participate in the annual Board of Governors jurying and are strongly urged to serve on the Board of Governors, if possible.
- To renew your Vancouver SFCA Membership fees, go to