Federation of canadian artists


Founded in 1941 by a group of Canadian artists including former Group of Seven member Lawren Harris, it was an outgrowth of the Kingston Conference (see Glossary). The Federation continues operation into the 21st Century, and has eleven chapters throughout Canada. The purpose is to "invite first time and advanced artists to explore and expand their talents through lectures and courses in drawing, mixed-media and oil, acrylic and water color painting." It is a non-profit organization funded by membership dues, exhibition sales, corporate and individual donations, and foundation grants. Source: Federation of Canadian Artists website: http://artists.ca/