Become a Member

If you are a highly skilled artist who depicts nature AND are dedicated to the conservation cause, we encourage you to apply to join us. AFC is a non-profit invitational group of nature and wildlife artists from around the world. As a Group, we work collectively to promote our work, participate in members-only initiatives, publications and art shows, and at the same time, promote the conservation of our natural heritage. As a member you are part of a unique and very special international community.

To apply for AFC Signature Membership as an artist, please enter your email and a user name of your choice below. You will then be prompted to provide additional information for review by the AFC Selection Committee, including:

  • One or two paragraphs explaining why you wish to become a member of the AFC
  • Your biography/CV
  • A summary of your past and ongoing support for conservation - this might include donation of artwork to conservation causes, volunteer work, or affiliations with conservation organizations (please indicate your willingness to pledge a portion of selected artwork to conservation-oriented organizations).
  • A minimum of 3 (preferably 5-7) clear sample images of your work.


Alternate application method is to send an email to and include the above information.

Membership Benefits 

In 2017, AFC introduced a second category of membership to encourage involvement of all artists who are committed to the AFC mission. Under AFC's new membership framework, all new members are initially inducted to the Associate Membership level. Each year, as space allows and through a rigorous jurying process, a selection of Associate Members are invited to Signature Membership level. Signature which offers priority access and expanded opportunities to AFC programs and initiatives. 

Following are key benefits of Associate Membership:

  • Contribute to furthering the AFC's mission and leadership role in supporting conservation through art.
  • Pride of membership in the world's leading nature art organization.
  • Community
  • Elegibility to submit for AFC's annual juried art exhibit;
  • Representation on the AFC website (see below for details);
  • Major incremental web presence, with readership substantially larger than major industry magazines;
  • Receive information on 3rd party Call-to-Artists opportunities; 
  • Access to Anti-Scam Advisory;

Following are key ADDITIONAL benefits of Signature Membership:

  • Prestige of being accepted a member of the highest order in the world's leading nature art organization.
  • Expanded opportunities for participation in all AFC festivals, exhibitions, special initiatives (ex. murals) and international tours;
  • Elegibility to participate in the AFC Flag Expeditions Fellowship Program;
  • Expanded representation on the AFC website;
  • Expanded professional features on your AFC website (see below for details);
  • Expanded opportunities for news and event coverage on the AFC website;
  • Recognition on AFC's social media sites;
  • Signature Membership title status, allowing you to use AFC suffix after your name.


Membership Dues 

Membership dues are nominal and have been decided upon in order to cover basic costs of operation and marketing. To-date, the AFC has been supported almost exclusively by volunteer labour.

  • One-time Initiation Fee: USD $50.00

  • Annual Associate Membership Dues:  USD $225.00 

  • Annual Signature Membership Dues:  USD $225.00


Getting Up and Running as a New Member 

One of the important benefits of membership is your personal website and Internet address. Once invited, you will be asked to submit all required material and a check (or online credit card payment) for the appropriate amount (see Dues and Fees).  Included in the invitation will be a user name and a password which give you access to the easy-to-use, sophisticated Artist Web Site Management Tools.

These tools allow you to quickly and easily input the initial information and images for your new Web site, which you can later edit to keep the site up-to-date. This is the easiest and fastest way to have your website up and visible to the world. Simply log in from the site’s home page using your username and password and follow the step-by-step instructions. This involves little more than filling out forms. You can add as much material and as many images as you like and make changes to your site at any time. You also are given a feature that allows you to accept credit card payments online through the secure services of PayPal.



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