About The Foundation
Circle Foundation for the Arts was founded in 2017. We are located in Lyon, France but we represent artists worldwide. We collaborate with curators and art professionals whom we invite at the end of every project to sit down with us, review the participating artists and select the recipients of each award, contest etc. Our goal is to provide a stage for remarkable visual artists, who can use the CFA platform to become established within a notable network, publish online and in print, boost their resume, win grants, titles and other valuable awards.
About Circle Quarterly Magazine
Our official quarterly art review, Circle Quarterly Magazine is available as e-magazine and in print. Each new issue introduces 50 fine artists providing an exploration of current trends and original practices in all visual arts fields. Circle Quarterly is a great way to discover art worth collecting. You can read the magazine for free, page-by-page, on our website and through major online publication media. You can click on each artist’s name to visit their website and connect with them directly. The printed magazine comes in two sizes, pocket and regular, and is available for direct order. Artists interested in publishing in Circle Quarterly can join our open contests to win full pages and/or the front and back covers of the next issue.
Membership for Artists
We invite select fine artists working in all visual media to join the CFA Affiliate Artists’ program. Affordable, rewarding and very straightforward our membership program will provide you, the active artist, with a list of important benefits that will professionalize your profile and directly involve you with valuable projects. These benefits include a personal CFA webpage and review of your work and career, full page publication in SPOTLIGHT Magazine, the chance to become CFA Artist of the Year and more.
Cash Grant for Artists
Dedicated to supporting the visual artist, CFA gives a 2000€ (about 2,270$!) cash grant to the winner of the CFA Artist of the Year Award. This award is reserved for our member artists who can automatically become eligible simply by joining the CFA Affiliate Artist’s program. At CFA we have a pledge not only to discover and promote great artists but also to actively support them and their career and provide resources that can practically allow them to develop.
We are passionate about art and we approach what we do with enthusiasm. We are dedicated to the artists we represent and we are always looking to expand our services, keep developing and propose new and interesting projects. We believe in hard work and kindness. For us, art is not only a beautiful creative and expressive outlet, but we look at art as a vital necessity in making the world a better place.
What artists say about us
For CFA, protecting the environment is a top priority. At our office, we recycle and reuse paper and office materials as much as we can. Our magazine is printed on acid-free paper using HP Indigo technology, a computerized process that produces less waste and employs fewer resources (lower emissions) per job when compared to conventional printing. We encourage you to recycle your copy of our magazines or pass it on to a friend.
Newsletter for Artists
The CFA Newsletter for Artists is a great way to stay in touch with opportunities to publish and exhibit your art. Join our mailing list to receive news, priority invitation to projects, discounts, and more. We send minimal and only quality content.