Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA)

Membership

Join an alliance of  theatre workers and arts supporters, gain inspiration, build connections, and be a part of a thriving community.

Questions About Membership? 

Email membership@gvpta.ca

Membership Categories + Benefits

We recognize that for some–particularly during the pandemic–membership fees may be a barrier to joining GVPTA. Our membership model aims to expand our community building initiatives. As part of our commitment to equity, inclusivity, and accessibility, we are offering a sliding scale membership–a pay-what-you-can-afford structure. By reducing barriers to entry, our aim is to expand our membership and make participation accessible to more members of the theatre community.


Our members are vital to GVPTA; your membership enables us to carry out our mission of strengthening the broader theatre community. 


We offer membership categories for theatre companies, associates, and individuals. Click the buttons below to learn more about each membership category.


Theatre CompanyIncludes organizations, ensembles, and collectives that produce or present theatrical performances.


AssociateIncludes educational institutions, performing arts venues, arts service organizations, multi-disciplinary and non-theatre arts organizations, and service providers connected with the performing arts.


IndividualIncludes performers, designers, producers, directors, stage managers, production managers, technicians, administrators, consultants, and other theatre artists, arts workers, and arts supporters. 


Theatre Company
Associate
Individual
Theatre Company

Theatre Company

Theatre Companies include organizations, ensembles, and collectives that produce or present theatrical performances.


All memberships run from September to August, regardless of registration/renewal date. 


2021–22 Annual Fees and Benefits for Company Members are based on three categories:

  • Theatre Company
    Producing and presenting companies based in Metro Vancouver
    • Annual Fees range from $89 to $1,164, with a sliding scale range based on the annual operating budget.
    • Emerging and start-up companies with an annual budget of less than $100k are eligible for a reduced rate of $50–75 per year, for up to the first two membership years.
  • Annual Festival
    Performing arts festivals, based in Metro Vancouver, where the primary activity is an annual festival where theatre performance is a component
    • Annual Fee range is a sliding scale between $75 to $200
  • Provincial Colleagues
    Producing and presenting companies based outside of Metro Vancouver 

    • Annual Fee range is a sliding scale between $50 to $200 


Benefits
Theatre CompanyAnnual FestivalsProvincial Colleagues
 Member directory listing, including a link to your website
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  Member rates for GVPTA professional development opportunities, including workshops, conferences, and other special events ★ ★ ★
 Member-preferred rates with GVPTA partners and local businesses  ★ ★ ★
 Discounted rates on theatre and event insurance through Front Row Insurance ★  ★ ★
 Self-submitted postings on the Jobs and Volunteer Board  ★ ★ ★
Self-submitted postings on the Auditions Board  ★ ★ ★
Self-submitted postings on the Calls For... Board  ★ ★
 Access to attend the Unified General Auditions (as a director)
 ★ $30 ★
 Self-submitted produced or presented theatrical production listings on the GVPTA Theatre Guide (standard listings)  ★ One free festival listingOnline programming only
 Member rates for enhanced listings on the Vancouver Theatre Guide  $30 $30$30 
 Voting privileges at the AGM  ★ ★
Associate

Associate

Associate Members include educational institutions, performing arts venues, arts service organizations, multi-disciplinary and non-theatre arts organizations, and service providers connected with the performing arts.


All memberships run from September to August, regardless of registration/renewal date. 


2021–22 Annual Fees


Annual Fee range for Associate Members is a sliding scale between $50 to $200.

Benefits
Associate Member
 Member directory listing, including a link to your website ★
M ember rates for GVPTA professional development opportunities, including workshops, conferences, and other special events
 Member-preferred rates with GVPTA partners and local businesses  ★
  Discounted rates on theatre and event insurance through Front Row Insurance ★ 
  Self-submitted postings on the Jobs and Volunteer Board ★
 Self-submitted postings on the Auditions Board ★
 Self-submitted postings on the Calls For... Board
 Access to attend the Unified General Auditions (as an eligible director)$30
 Self-submitted produced or presented theatrical production listings on the GVPTA Theatre Guide (standard listings)  $10
 Member rates for featured listings on the GVPTA Theatre Guide $40
Vo ting privileges at the AGMN/A 
Individual

Individuals

Individual members include performers, designers, producers, directors, stage managers, production managers, technicians, administrators, consultants, and other theatre artists, arts workers, and arts supporters. 


All memberships run from September to August, regardless of registration/renewal date. 


2021–22 Annual Fees


As an Individual Member the annual fee range is $10 to $75 per year.


We recognize that artists and arts workers have varying levels of capacity to join as a member. We ask individuals to choose the fee amount based on their financial capacity and expected value from their membership.


As a reference from previous years: Standard Membership was $50, and a reduced fee of $35 was offered to seniors, students, and members of other professional associations (eg. CAEA, ADC, PGC, CITT).

Benefits
Individual Membership
Listing with a link to your website on the GVPTA member directory
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Access to personal health insurance plans through AFBS (ACTRA Fraternal Benefits Society)
 ★
 Member-preferred rates and discounts with GVPTA partners and local businesses  ★
  Access to apply to or attend the Unified General Auditions (as a performer) ★
  Member rates for GVPTA professional development opportunities, including workshops, conferences, and other special events
 ★
 Voting privileges at the AGM  ★

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