2013 SCGC Membership Levels
The Screen Composers Guild of Canada offers three levels of membership.
Membership at all levels is welcomed. The relative dues and benefits are described below:
SCGC Associate Membership*: $75.00
We welcome recent graduates with relevant industry education seeking entry into the business *Two year maximum term at this level.
Please note : voting privileges for SCGC AGM and all election matters are restricted to Professional or Gold level members.
SCGC Professional Membership: $150.00
We congratulate you on your professional on-screen media composing credit, and invite you to apply for Professional Level membership!
SCGC Gold Membership: $250.00
We appreciate and value those Guild members who decide to give $100 additional support to the Guild towards the greater self-sustainability of the organization- Thank you for your added support!
What is the SCGC?
The SCGC, the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, is a trade association certified under the Federal Status of the Artist Act, to represent all screen composers in Canada except those working in the French language, who are represented by our sister organization SPACQ (La Société professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs).
The SCGC promotes the status and rights of screen composers through professional development, sharing information, and advocacy on issues such as copyright and the value of screen music.
Who are SCGC members?
SCGC members are music composers who are creating, or interested in creating scores for large, medium, and small screens such as cinema, television, web, mobile, and video games.
Why should I become a member?:
Our profession is a unique one, and the SCGC has built a strong culture of openness and sharing for members.
The SCGC Discuss List:
The discuss list is one of the most powerful information resources in the industry. This email chat reaches all of our members, providing advice to and from composers at all stages of their careers and varied musical backgrounds. New members are frequently amazed at how generous the SCGC community is with technical tips, business advice, and other forms of help. We truly believe that “a rising tide raises all ships,” and strive to make every member the best they can be so that collectively, Canada remains known and respected for it’s excellent composers.
SCGC offers a wide range of professional development programs for our members at all stages of their careers. These include business, technical and creative workshops, seminars and Master Classes. We have also developed more than 15 hours of instructional video clips covering 17 topics posted online as well as many hours of DVD tutorials and seminars that are available to our members free of charge.
The SCGC is your voice as a working or aspiring composer. It is vital for all of us to engage and join the industrial and political conversations that impact our working environment and our ability to earn a decent living. As we are increasingly being isolated in our personal studios, the SCGC connects and enables us to find common positions on how best to lobby for and advocate for the livelihoods and rights of all screen composers in Canada.
Additional Member Benefits:
Your SCGC membership provides valuable discounts on hotels, car rentals, health clubs, shows, attractions and movies. We are currently working on a group health plan.
For any further information, please visit our website (www.screencomposers.ca) and/or feel free to contact Tonya Dedrick tkdedrick at screencomposers dot ca
|NEW FOR 2013: Arts and Entertainment Health Plan
SCGC members may now take advantage of a health plan offered by the Actra Fraternal Benefit Society (AFBS). The AFBS is a not-for-profit organization founded, owned and governed by members of ACTRA and the Writers’ Guild of Canada. AFBS has been active for 36 years and is now listed as one of the country’s Top 200 Financial Services companies.The Arts & Entertainment Plan™ offers those working in the artistic community, and their families, competitive premium rates on drug, health, dental, travel emergency medical, and life insurance. There is no medical required and you can enjoy the convenience of having a “pay-direct” option ready for your next dentist or pharmacy visit.
MAP- MEMBERS’ ADVANTAGE PROGRAM*
ACTRA National Office has introduced this online portal which features many retail discounts at participating industry suppliers.
Valuable member discounts* on Hotels, Car Rentals, Health Clubs, Shows, Attractions, Movies, and a lot more.
Ongoing updates and new member specials TBA in the future!