FIAP may grant Patronage to International Exhibitions and Salons which meet its standards. Typically about 250 Patronage grants are made each year, including to several events in the UK. FIAP Medals and Ribbons are awarded to winners. Acceptances and awards count towards FIAP Distinctions.
UK Exhibitions and Salons considering applying for FIAP Patronage must be a PAGB Federation or Affiliated Club, and must meet the FIAP Rules.
Applications for Patronage must be made ‘on-line’ via the FIAP Platform. New applications are notified to the FIAP Liaison Officer for the relevant country ie, PAGB (excluding SPF, WPF), Scotland (SPF) or Wales (South and Central – WPF), for comments and recommendations to FIAP. The Director of Patronage for FIAP decides whether to grant the application.
FIAP Liaison Officers can provide the chairman of any potential new salon with short video tutorials to enable access to and use of the FIAP Platform as a “Salon Organiser”.
FIAP may make long-service Plaquette awards to the organisers of Patronage events.
An event which does not meet the requirements for Patronage may be eligible for FIAP Auspices. Acceptances and awards at Auspices events do not count towards FIAP Distinctions.
Applications for FIAP Auspices must be made via the country-specific FIAP Officer.