Since the RCA’s inception, qualified artists and designers in mid to late career have been nominated by their peers who are members. Nominations are juried and elected to the Academy by the Membership Committee; recommendations are ratified by Governing Council at the Annual General Assembly.
The RCA Membership Committee is an elected body of members representing all regions of Canada who have knowledge of a wide range of visual art and design disciplines.
The Committee meets annually to jury nominations. Election to the RCA is an honour and carries with it the privileges and responsibilities of membership including the payment of annual contributions in support of the mission of the RCA.