Society of Canadian Artist
place of origin: Kanada
About the Society of Canadian Artists
Fostering the visibility and stature of the visual arts in Canada
The Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) is a national, non-profit artists’ organization dedicated to expanding the visibility and stature of the visual arts. SCA has representation in all of the visual arts media. We respect our historical roots, are aware of our current world, and are future-minded.
In 1957, a group of Toronto artists created the Society of Co-operative Artists. The SCA broadened its vision from local to national in 1972 when it received its charter and non-profit status and became the Society of Canadian Artists.
The SCA is committed to strengthening its national presence in Canada by promoting excellence in traditional forms of artistic expression, and by encouraging acceptance and growth of contemporary and experimental forms of visual art.
What the Society does:
- Fosters a community for artists through exhibitions, workshops, lectures and communications
- Recognizes the highest qualities in art through a program of awards
- Organizes and administers public exhibitions of the work of members and non-members , adhering to a standard of artistic excellence
- Provides leadership within the arts community in Canada through the encouragement of original, artistic expression and experimentation in all media and all visual art forms