• Membership

Become part of Australia’s production design community and help shape the future of our industry.

Members of the APDG benefit mostly from the participation of other members.

The APDG is not a union but aims to improve the working conditions of live performance and screen designers while facilitating a vibrant community.

Eligibility criteria for membership levels

Concession

Concession membership is designed for:

  • Students
  • Casual Teachers
  • Retired accredited members (Note: accreditation status remains)
  • Retired full members
  • Retired friends of the APDG

Friends

There are no restrictions on who can be a friend of the APDG. This category is designed for businesses, directors, cinematographers, producers, suppliers, agents and affiliated professionals. In effect we would like to encourage anybody, anywhere in the world, with an interest in Australian production design to become our friends.

Full

Full members must be Australian based residents or citizens who are creative artists in stage and screen.

Accredited

Accredited members are full members who have received APDG accreditation. A person cannot join as an accredited member. If you are interested in receiving accreditation you must join as a full member, apply for accreditation and your application will be assessed. If you are granted accreditation it will remain valid so long as you remain a member. The process is detailed on our accreditation page.

Our membership levels offer different benefits

FULL – $150/year

FULL membership is for individuals who are Australian residents or citizens working in stage or screen design. It allows:
– entry into the APDG Awards.
– serving on APDG committees and voting in ballots.
– advertising your skills on our SKILLS & BUSINESS directory.
– posting DEALS for our members in our members’ only area.
– benefiting from DEALS posted by our members.
– applying for APDG accreditation (after 3 years of continuous membership). APDG accredited members are granted lifetime complimentary accredited membership on retirement.

FRIEND – $75/year

FRIEND membership is for businesses or individuals based anywhere in the world who are practitioners of, interested in, or affiliated with stage and screen design. It allows:
– advertising yourself or your business in our SKILLS & BUSINESS directory.
– posting DEALS for our members in our members’ only area.
– benefiting from DEALS posted by our members.
– your business name be included on APDG Award trophies whenever your employees enter our awards as members.

CONCESSION – casual teacher or retiree – $50/year

This CONCESSION membership is for casual teachers and retired practitioners of stage and screen design who are Australian residents or citizens. It allows:
– participation in APDG committees and ballots.
– advertising your skills in our SKILLS & BUSINESS directory.
– posting DEALS for our members in our members’ only area.
– benefiting from DEALS posted by our members.

CONCESSION – student – $50/year

This CONCESSION membership is for students of stage and screen design who are Australian residents or citizens. It allows:
– entry into the EMERGING or STUDENT categories of the APDG Awards.
– participation in APDG committees and ballots.
– advertising your skills in our SKILLS & BUSINESS directory.
– posting DEALS for our members in our members’ only area.
– benefiting from DEALS posted by our members.

FINAL YEAR STUDENT – 1 year free

One year of free CONCESSION membership for students in their final year of stage and screen design studies who are Australian residents or citizens. It allows:
– entry into the EMERGING or STUDENT categories of the APDG Awards.
– participation in APDG committees and ballots.
– advertising your skills on our SKILLS & BUSINESS directory.
– posting DEALS for our members in our members’ only area.
– benefiting from DEALS posted by our members.
– To sign up for this one year free account, please email admin@apdg.org.au with your full name and a copy of your course ID card.

Membership payment

Payment can be made by bank/credit card. For other payment options please email admin@apdg.org.au.

 

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