Membership of a trade union or a professional body or association is an important consideration for anyone considering a career in the arts.
Being a member can help you ensure that you get paid the correct amount for the work that you do, that you keep up with all the industry news and can be an excellent way to network with potential colleagues.
Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union
150 Brand Street
Tel: 0141 314 0060
Cost: contact BECTU for info
BECTU is the independent union for those working in broadcasting, film, theatre, entertainment, leisure, interactive media and allied areas who are primarily based in the United Kingdom.
114 Union Street
Tel: 0141 248 2472
Cost: contact Equity for info
Equity is a trade union representing performers, directors, designers, choreographers. Equity is not affiliated to any political party
Directors Guild of Great Britain
Studio 24, Royal Victoria Patriotic Building
John Archer Way
Tel: 020 8871 1660
Cost: contact Director's Guild for info
The Directors Guild of Great Britain is a trade union representing directors in all media. It offers help with contracts, a campaigning voice, policy to influence the future of the industry, and advice for members to meet and share their skills.
Federation of Scottish Theatre
c/o Royal Lyceum Theatre
30b Grindlay Street
Tel: 0131 248 4842
Cost: Contact the Federation of Scottish Theatre for info
The Federation of Scottish Theatre exists to advance the interests of Scottish Theatre at home and abroad. It is the membership organisation for the professional theatre sector in Scotland
Independent Theatre Council
Tel: 020 7403 1727
Cost: Contact Independent Theatre Council for info
The Independent Theatre Council provides a wide range of mangement and legal advice to performing arts organisations, venues and individuals.
Playwrights’ Studio Scotland
Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Tel: 0141 332 4403
The Playwrights' Studio Scotland provides resources, activities and initiatives to promote and develop new playwriting in Scotland.
Out of the Blue
36 Dalmeny Street
Tel: 0131 538 0591
Cost: contat Promote YT for info
Promote YT is the network for youth theatre in Scotland.
Scottish Society of Playwrights (SSP)
Website: Scottish Society of Playwrights
A professional member’s organisation which represents, develops and promotes the interests and craft of professional playwrights and playwriting working within the Scottish theatre sector.
Theatrical Management Association (TMA)
32 Rose Street
Tel: 020 7557 6700
Cost: Contact TMA for info
Professional support network for the performing arts community in the UK
Writers Guild of Great Britain
40 Rosebery Avenue
Tel: 020 7833 0777
Cost: contact Writers Guild for info
Represents writers in TV, film, radio, theatre, animation and books