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1. To raise the level of awareness of, appreciation for and to generate interest in Face & Body painting;

2. To educate the general community about Face &Body painting;

3. To foster the artistic development of Face & Body artists;

4. To conduct and sponsor exhibitions, displays and demonstrations of Face & Body Painting;

5. To offer awards, prizes and bursaries to meritorious Face & Body artists;

6. To offer opportunity for Face & Body artists to gain publicity and recognition of their work;

7. To contribute generally to the development and promotion of Face & Body Painting in Victoria and elsewhere;

8. To develop, market and utilize a directory of members who are Face & Body artists, photographers, models and people from other associated industry.


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AFABA Events:

Member Benefits:

·         Fee - Annual flat fee of $22 for Artists, Models, and Photographers. Bargain!

·         Access to AFABA website and ‘Members Only’ area

·         National organised networking forum of artists, models, photographers & suppliers

·         Liaise directly regarding your own projects and collaborate with a range of industry professionals and emerging creatives

·         Networking and building friendships and relationships with your peers (on-line or more importantly face-to-face at Jams/AFABA events

·         A brief bio or link to your own website on AFABA website with image/s, contact info

·         Searchable public listing (details/final pricing if applicable tbc)

·         Access to AFABA resource documents, including but not limited to:
Copyright Contracts, Model Briefs, Jam Protocol, OH&S Guidelines, Model Release,
Industry Work Standards – more to come

·         AFABA member discounts and benefits from major and minor suppliers, tba

·         Access to AFABA-run industry Face and/or Body painting Jams. These are non-competitive, usually themed regular events (currently monthly) where members and non-members can gather to paint, model and photograph (photographers on rotation after approval) work from that day. Jams are an invaluable skill and confidence builder and also a great portfolio development opportunity. Everyone pays a ‘participation fee’ and the photographer/model/artist share their combined images equally

·         An AFABA ’jam fee’ discount - Members $20 per jam, non-members $30 per jam. 

·         Assurance of an association run by a passionate and experienced committee, since 2009

·         AFABA was developed for the sole purpose of working together on body art projects and advancing the industry

·         Association activities, advertising and promotions for member benefit and public awareness

·         Be part of an association that is an industry-driver and shaper, aiming to unify and give credibility to a currently unregulated career path/craft

·         Strength in numbers regarding topical industry matters

·         Opportunity for input via being a committee member or being involved in numerous ways

·         Manage your own event or jam by using the on-line tools and advice


AFABA is now affiliated with FACE – The International Face Painting Association

·         Fees – Certification test: $40 approx (once-off fee)
Annual membership: $70 approx (includes AFABA), or $50 approx if already an AFABA-ite.
Opportunity to gain Level 2 FACE membership, conditions apply
(costs should be claimable on your tax return  - check with your accountant)

·         FACE will provide the accreditation process structure for AFABA face painting members
(or non-members) who wish to become competency certified

·         Two associations for the price of one when you join FACE (you also become an AFABA member if you are not already). ‘Members Only’ area of FACE website also.

·         Free publicly searchable website listing (international & local) for accredited FACE members

·         Unique point of difference with your marketing presentations by holding FACE membership

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Affilates - Members Benefits

Valued industry suppliers who offer our members a great deal!

Benefits apply to Australian members of FACE, the International Face Painting Association and also to AFABA members.

For how to access membership coupon codes or links and go shopping please join AFABA or log in to the members-only area of this site.

Most with online stores ship Australia-wide and beyond.


To become an Affiliate please contact a member of the committee via this website.


We welcome the following suppliers, providers, retailers and thank them for their support:


·         Face Paint for every body! – Adel, Aust

Discount on all face/body painting products

·         Dina Studio Photography – Melb, Aust

Discount on ‘paint & shoot’ photography packages


·         The Looney Bin – Melb, Aust
Discount on all FPA (Face Paints Australia) cake paint products.

·         The Face Paint Shop – Melb, Aust

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