Membership for Select Artists

Become a Lifetime CFA Affiliate Artist and promote your art through our website, magazines and other publication projects

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

Member Benefits

The CFA Affiliate Artist Lifetime membership costs 98€ and includes the following benefits:

Lifetime Membership: CFA Affiliate Artist Title and Badge

You will hold the title of CFA Affiliate Artist and you will receive a badge to add to your website. This distinction can be added to your CV list and you can share your badge on your social media.

Your personal page on our website

You will receive your personal page on our website. This can function as your only website online or an addition to your online presence.  Your webpage is accessible through our index of "ARTISTS" which has hundreds of visitors weekly. Your page will include your images with their description, texts and a link to your website (if any). Our designers will take the time to create your page and makes edits and additions as needed.

Discounts & Member Only Projects

You will a discount to join all CFA contests and you will be invited to join projects that are reserved for member artists.

Professional editing of your images

We will professionally edit your images so that your work is presented in the most polished way possible. With a vigilant attention to detail we will edit your image captions to describe your work in a museum-archiving style.

Professional editing of your texts

Our literary editors will correct your texts and make sure that your artist biography and statement reflect accurately the vision you wish to communicate.

Post your news articles on our website

Whether you have an upcoming show, you received an award, you created a new piece or you have an idea you wish to share, you will be able to create and post your own news articles.

Extra Benefits

Accepted artists can choose from the following projects. These projects are not included in the membership fee.

Profiles Video

Accepted artists can choose to become featured in our Profiles in Contemporary Art video. Our videos include image and text slides and are published on Vimeo. They can be shared anywhere online and are an elegant way to put your work out there.

Spotlight Magazine

Accepted artists will have the option to become published in Spotlight Magazine. Now its third year, Spotlight has been met with enthusiasm from art collectors, galleries and art lovers. With an impeccable minimalist design, the magazine includes a wide range of aesthetic and each issue tells the story of what art looks like today. Spotlight is distributed widely through the digital magazine to a list of about 75,000 readers and has hundreds of reads daily on our website and on Issuu (the internet's largest publication platform). Print copies of the magazine can be ordered to (almost!) every country in the world.

Review of your art by our Director

Accepted artists can select to have a paragraph long review of their artwork composed by our director. This is a smart addition to the artist's resume and list of published reviews. The critique will appear on the artist's personal webpage.

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

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.


• Copyrights

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.


• Commissions

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. 


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