We invite fine artists working in all visual arts media, styles or disciplines to fill out a free application.
Our membership program is a direct way to
✓boost your resume
✓expand your professional network
✓polish your artist profile
✓establish you in a milieu of remarkable artists
The CFA Affiliate Artist Lifetime membership costs 98€ and includes the following benefits:
Accepted artists can choose from the following projects. These projects are not included in the membership fee.
Who can apply for membership
Artists from any country can apply for membership.
Artists working in all fine art media including, painting, photography, sculpture, digital media, printmaking, collage, mixed media, ceramics, drawing, illustration, design, crafts, video art, installation, performance, and more. We are very interested in artists with a unique practice and technique. If your media is not listed, please fill out an application to introduce us to your work!
Why apply for membership
Granted the CFA Affiliate Artist title is a direct boost to the artist's resume. We only accept artists whose work meets the aesthetic, technical and creative standards of our jury. Our small, exclusive and unique selection of member artists speaks alone for the quality of the work that we represent as well as for the quality of the work that we do. By showcasing your work in our online gallery, you become associated with a milieu of remarkable artists.
This is not just another portfolio site. Each artist's page on our website is attentively "handmade". Our team of experts will take the time to edit your images and text in order to provide a professional presentation which best describes the scope of your practice and intentions.
You gain a significant new audience. Your webpage will provide a professional presentation of your career and you become part of our extensive network of about 75,000 art lovers and professionals as well as hundreds of daily visitors. We faciliate sales and communication with art professionals who are interested in your work plus we do not receive commissions on sales.
You open up to a variety of opportunities to publish and showcase your work. We offer a variety of Open Calls for exhibitions, grants, title awards, magazine publication and more. As a member artist you will have 20% discount to join any of our contests and magazines and we also organize projects that are reserved for our member artists (online group and solo shows, publications, videos etc)
How to Apply
Our application process is free and very simple. Prepare 3 images of your work, a short bio/statement text and fill out the application below to show us your art. We will review your application and get back to you within 10 business days.
CFA Affiliate Artist - Application Form
We reply to all applicants regardless of the result. If you do not receive a reply within 12 business days please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
• Where is Circle Foundation located?
Our office is located in Lyon, France but we work with artists internationally. Read our About page for more details.
As with any of our projects, the artist keeps 100% copyrights of their images and allows CFA to publish their material (images, text, etc) in the selected project for the purposes of presenting and promoting the artist.
We do not take any commission on sold artwork.
• How can I publish in your magazines?
After becoming accepted, artists will be able to choose if they want to be published in the next issue of Spotlight Magazine, during the final step of the process. Artists who are only interested in the magazine can sign up here to receive the next open call.
• Is there a fee to become a CFA Affiliate Artist?
Yes. The fee to become a member artist is 98 Euro. This is a lifetime membership.
• How much is 98 Euro in US Dollars?
About 115 USD. Please search on google for the exact rate today.
• Is representation by Circle exclusive?
No. The artist can be represented by any other gallery and organization at the same time.