APDG Membership

Become part of Australia’s production design community and help shape the future of our industry. In becoming a member of the APDG, you’ll be joining a community that aims to:

  • Represent designers and their associates in screen, live performance, events and digital production across Australia.
  • Recognise and nurture excellence in design through awards, mentoring and accreditation.
  • Raise the profile of stage and screen design and facilitate a vibrant design community.

The APDG is not a union but aims to improve the working conditions of live performance and screen designers while facilitating a vibrant community.
More information can be found on the guild on our About page.

$175 annually
$90 annually
$65 annually
$95 annually
Eligible for entry into all awards categories
Eligible for entry into all Emerging awards categories
Advertise yourself or your business in our Member Directory
Access to member-only resources
Access member discounts from IMDbPro, screenhub, ArtsHub, AACTA
Eligible for the MENTORAPDG program**
Eligible for APDG competitions
Member ticket prices for APDG events
Eligible for APDG accreditation***
Serve on the Accreditation Panel
Eligible for positions as Directors and on the APDG National Executive
Eligible for Emerging Designer positions on the National Executive
Participation in APDG committees, subcommittees
Eligible to vote in APDG ballots

* Emerging Designer: maximum of 2 years discounted membership.
* Concession: this category is valid for Students, Casual Teachers and Retirees. A copy of your student ID is required.
** Two years professional experience is a pre-requisite for applying to the program. The program is open to emerging and mid-career practitioners.
*** After 3 years of continuous membership. 

Other Membership Information

Existing members

The APDG understands that members may not be in a financial position to renew their memberships. If your membership is due for renewal and you are experiencing financial hardship, please contact Rebecca admin@apdg.org.au to request a deferral or discount 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.

Membership payment

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

Questions about membership?

If you have any questions regarding membership, please email admin@apdg.org.au.