Actors’ Guild membership is strictly reserved for professional actors – a community of peers that is totally actor-led.
One of our great strengths is the numbers of uniquely skilled professionals that make up our membership – our joining criteria aims to support and protect that. We therefore uphold the same criteria for all those who apply and do not operate a multi-level membership, to ensure a high professional standard throughout.
Applicants are assessed on individual merit, but successful applicants will meet all three of the following criteria before their application can be assessed in full:
- be over 18 years of age.
- be registered as an Actor/Actress with Spotlight.
- have at least four verifiable professional acting credits* and/or have attended and graduated from vocational acting training at a member of The Federation of Drama Schools.
Please be prepared for us to validate your credits and professional associations as part of your membership application.
*When assessing an applicant’s four verifiable acting credits we will be looking for experience in Theatre, Film, TV or Radio. For the purposes of application only, we are unable to include the following in the count: student films, commercials, stills photography, music videos, corporate work, corporate training videos, role-play, workshops, events and dance credits. We do not recognise promotional, modelling, presenting, supporting artist, rehearsed reading, walk-on or non-speaking work (unless specific to a project such as a silent film where you are credited as an actor) as professional acting credits.