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How To Submit an Application

All applications must be submitted in CD or DVD form, by courier. No paper applications will be accepted. Your complete file must be digital. All text must be in .doc, .docx or PDF format.

What documents must your application contain ?

  1. An introductory letter containing the following information : name, surname, complete mailing address with postal code, phone number, email address and web site if you have one.
  2. The reasons why you want to be a member of IFA.
  3. Images of ten (10) of your works plus two (2) Two drawings/ sketches showing your process in JPG format : high resolution photos (72 dpi or in jpg format about 1000 pixels x 1000 pixels minimum, RGB mode), with clearly identified files (name of applicant, id number from your list, title of work).
  4. A list of your works, with the title of each piece, medium, support and dimensions (excluding any frame).
  5. Your vision as an artist : techniques, inspirations, subjects, style, approach used, the role and place occupied by art in your life, etc.
  6. Your Artist Resume with the following elements  :
  • Your name, phone number and complete mailing address, email address and web site if applicable
  • Training and education as a visual artist;
  • Artistic events you have participated in – solo shows, group shows, symposiums, etc.  Identify juried shows or symposiums.
  • Other artistic activities, if applicable, such as teaching, conferences, demonstrations, organizing exhibits, etc.
  • Official awards (prizes, scholarships, tributes, etc.)
  • Public or private institutions which have acquired your works, where applicable.
  • Professional associations (ex. RAAV, SCA etc.)
  • Publications, if you have any.
  • A list of articles, reviews, critiques, etc, concerning your work, where applicable. Please include samples in digital format along with your CV.
  • Conservation methods used to ensure the preservation and longevity of your works.

       7. Self-evaluation grid (Optional. Download soon to be available.)

You must include a non-refundable cheque, money order or international bank draft with your CD or DVD, in the amount of $50 CDN to cover administrative fees ($60 CDN if from outside of Canada) for each application. Applications are to be sent by mail.

Please double-check all components of your application before submitting it. Incomplete applications may be rejected. You will be sent an acknowledgement of receipt once your application is received.

When must I submit my application ?

The admissions committee meets only once per year, in February or March. Your application file must be received by January 15 th. The admission committee's decisions will be announced at the end of March at the latest, and new members will be introduced officially at the Annual General Meeting which is usually held in April. No files will be returned.