Please complete the form below in order to apply for Membership of the Association of Lighting Designers.
Completion of this form IS NOT confirmation that your application has been accepted. Nor is it a request to join a mailing list for information about the ALD.
Applications will only be processed once all supporting documentation and a payment for the correct subscription rate has been received.
Online subscription payments can be made on our payments page
NB - In order to avoid confusion for both the association and potential employers, we have adopted the Equity practice of ensuring that members must join with a unique name. If we already have a member with the name you have applied in we will contact you to discuss the options.
Please provide an address to which our welcome pack can be sent. This will later appear in your contact details for future postal mailings from the ALD, but will not be visible to other ALD members or the general public.
Before selecting your type of membership, please review the following information:
Affiliate membership is for student members upon graduation and for young and emerging professionals in their early years of work in lighting and/or video for live performance.
Associate membership is for anyone who is interested in joining, but whose ‘day job’ is not directly concerned with lighting and/or video for live performance. This would include amateurs, casuals, and many hire company employees such as bench & maintenance technicians and some office staff.
Professional membership is open to anyone who can demonstrate a professional track record of at least two years in one or more areas of lighting and/or video for live performance.
Student membership is for anyone on a full time course, no matter what that course is in or what level it is at. This includes interested BTEC and GCSE students for example, as well as those at university interested in but - not necessarily studying - lighting or video.
Commercial membership is available to companies with fewer than ten employees that have an interest in lighting, video & projection design and operation thereof in the live performance lighting profession. These may be non UK based manufacturers with a small UK staff, smaller hire companies that serve their local area theatre companies or event providers, or smaller companies that supply software, small devices or services that may be useful to Professional Members.
Corporate membership is open to large companies that have an interest in lighting, video & projection design and operation thereof in the live performance lighting profession. Aimed at manufacturers, hire companies, multi-nationals, and large corporations with considerable annual turnover and a workforce of more than 10.
Non-profit membership is for organisations, particularly educational establishments or amateur dramatic societies, so that they can hold Association publications and information for their members or students to refer to.
All Professionals must provide at least a current CV. In order to be listed as a Professional Lighting Designer, Video Designer or Programmer you must also give details of at least six productions you have worked on in the last two years. If you do not provide this supplementary information you will be listed as a Lighting or Video Professional.
By clicking the button to proceed below, you agree that the information you have provided is true, complete and accurate, and you accept the following Declaration of the Association of Lighting Designers:
“I agree to uphold the constitution of the Association and to share in advancing the aims and objectives of the Association.”