• 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

Full

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

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.

Concession

Concession membership is designed for:

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

Emerging Designers

Early career designers are eligible to apply for this level of membership. Applicants must have less than 2 years experience working in their chosen industry to be eligible. This membership type is valid for 2 years from application.

After applying for this membership you will be asked to upload a CV, graduation certificate or other form of proof showing you have less than 2 years experience in the industry, or post graduation.

Final Year Student

This is a free membership to the APDG for students in their final year. This membership is valid for 1 year. Students can then apply as an ‘Emerging Designer’.

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 offers:
– entry into the APDG Awards.
– serving on APDG committees and voting in ballots.
– advertising yourself or your business in our Member Directory.
– applying for APDG accreditation (after 3 years of continuous membership). APDG accredited members are granted lifetime complimentary accredited membership on retirement.
– access to member-only resources and competitions.

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 offers:
– advertising yourself or your business in our Member Directory.
– your business name be included on APDG Award trophies whenever your employees enter our awards as members.
– access to member-only resources and competitions.

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 offers:
– participation in APDG committees and ballots.
– advertising yourself or your business in our Member Directory.
– access to member-only resources and competitions.

CONCESSION – student – $50/year

This CONCESSION membership is for students of stage and screen design who are Australian residents or citizens. It offers:
– entry into the EMERGING or STUDENT categories of the APDG Awards.
– participation in APDG committees and ballots.
– advertising yourself or your business in our Member Directory.
– access to member-only resources and competitions.

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 offers:
– entry into the EMERGING or STUDENT categories of the APDG Awards.
– participation in APDG committees and ballots.
– advertising yourself or your business in our Member Directory.
– access to member-only resources and competitions.
– 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.

EMERGING DESIGNER – 2 years discounted – $75/year

Two years of discounted EMERGING DESIGNER membership for early career designers who are also Australian residents or citizens. This reduced membership is valid for two years only from application. It offers:
– entry into the APDG Awards.
– advertising yourself or your business in our Member Directory.
– access to member-only resources and competitions.

Existing members

In response to the economic impacts of Covid-19 on our community, the APDG understands that members may not be in a financial position to renew their memberships at this time. If your membership is due for renewal and you are experiencing financial hardship, please contact Rebecca admin@apdg.org.au to request a deferral on your fee payments, while still retaining your current membership status. For members who are still working or in a financial position to maintain your membership, we very much appreciate your support at this time.

Membership payment

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

 

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