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Membership is open to you at every stage of your career. We are also very keen to encourage practitioners from associated fields of work to join us.

With effect from July 2017 we are delighted to be able to offer Public Liability Insurance cover as an inclusive part of our Professional and Graduate Membership offer.

Professional: £78 (including Public and Product Liability cover)

As a professional member you will receive:

  • Your own dedicated entry on our Designers’ Register where you will be able to upload up to three productions ( three images per production) of professionally realised work, short descriptions of each production including full production credits, a biography, contact details and a link to your own website;
  • The opportunity to submit work for our national exhibitions and the accompanying catalogue;
  • We have also forged very strong links with the V&A and the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, both of whom exhibit a selection of work from our national exhibitions;
  • Access to an international network of professional around the world via OISTAT (International Association of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians) via events such as World Stage Design and regular commission meetings and seminars;
  • Our twice yearly journal, Blue Pages which features stimulating articles from practitioners at the cutting edge of contemporary practice, as well as book reviews and details of forthcoming events;
  • Regular e-updates via our SBTD News mail out.

Once we have processed your application, we will send out individual confirmation of your Public Liability Cover and a summary of Members Public Liability Policy.

You will also be able to access this in the Members only area of the website.

This will take up to 14 days. If you need the proof of your cover sooner, please contact us directly admin@theatredesign.org.uk.

 

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New Professional: £48 (available for up to 3 years after graduation and including Public and Product Liability cover)

We recognise that the transition from education into professional practice can be a challenging one both socially and economically.

Our New Professional membership rate has been created to reflect this and is available to you up to 3 years after graduating.

We are particularly keen to develop our events programme around your needs by offering regular advice surgeries and opportunities to meet socially. If you have an idea for an event of your own, we are equally keen to help you develop that.

As a New Professional member you will receive:

  • Your own dedicated entry on our Designers’ register
  • where you will be able to upload up to three productions ( three images per production) of professionally realised work, short descriptions of each production including full production credits, a biography, contact details and a link to your own website;
  • The opportunity to submit work for our national exhibitions and the accompanying catalogue;
  • We have also forged very strong links with the V&A and the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, both of whom exhibit a selection of work from our national exhibitions;
  • Access to an international network of professional around the world via OISTAT ( International Association of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians) via evenst such as World Stage Design and regular commission meetings and seminars;
  • Our twice yearly journal, Blue Pages which features stimulating articles from practitioners at the cutting edge of contemporary practice, as well as book reviews and details of forthcoming events;
  • Regular e-updates via our SBTD News mail out.

Once we have processed your application, we will send out individual confirmation of your Public Liability Cover and a summary of Members Public Liability Policy.

You will also be able to access this in the Members only area of the website.

This will take up to 14 days. If you need the proof of your cover sooner, please contact us directly admin@theatredesign.org.uk.

We hope you will find our FAQ useful.

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UK Associate: £25

Design for performance is a very collaborative art form and without our collaborators our work can not exist.

We welcome associates from every area of contemporary performance practice and are very keen to support you in developing your working relationship with design and designers.

As an associate member you will receive:

  • Access to an international network of professional around the world via OISTAT ( International Association of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians) via events such as World Stage Design and regular commission meetings and seminars;
  • Our twice yearly journal, Blue Pages which features stimulating articles from practitioners at the cutting edge of contemporary practice, as well as book reviews and details of forthcoming events;
  • Regular e-updates via our SBTD News mail out.

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International Associate: £35

Through international events such as World Stage Design, the Prague Quadrennial and the associated events and symposia that surround them, we are delighted to encounter colleagues from around the world whose work informs and inspires us.

If you would like to keep in touch with what we do or have studied/worked at the UK at some point but now live and work elsewhere in the world, we would be delighted to welcome you as an International Associate.

As an international associate member you will receive:

  • Our twice yearly journal, Blue Pages which features stimulating articles from practitioners at the cutting edge of contemporary practice, as well as book reviews and details of forthcoming events. We would also welcome your contributions to this publication;
  • Regular e-updates via our SBTD News mail out;
  • Access to the members area of the website.

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Retired: £25

Do designers ever really retire? We hope not.

If you have chosen to do less active designing or teaching, we still value your contribution to the Society immensely. It is entirely up to you how much you choose to become actively involved.

By joining us you can keep in touch with contemporary practice, attend events, volunteer to join the committee and offer advice and support to younger members.

As a retired member you will receive:

  • Your own dedicated entry on our Designers’ register profiling up to 30 images of your realised work, your biog, contact details and a link to your own website if you wish;
  • Access to an international network of professional around the world via OISTAT (International Association of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians) via events such as World Stage Design and regular commission meetings and seminars;
  • Our twice yearly journal, Blue Pages which features stimulating articles from practitioners at the cutting edge of contemporary practice, as well as book reviews and details of forthcoming events;
  • Regular e-updates via our SBTD News mail out.

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