ALD Sponsored Students Scheme

The ALD is delighted to announce that the 2020 Sponsored Student Scheme is now open for applications.  The scheme is funded by Corporate Members of the ALD.

This scheme allows for students who have not previously been members of the ALD to enjoy FREE membership until the end of March 2021, with their membership being paid for by the Association's corporate members.  It is hoped that both student and corporate members will benefit from the increased opportunity to network with each other, creating contacts with the next generation of lighting designers and technicians.

To qualify for Sponsored Student membership, we require the applicant to be studying on a full time course in the UK, have an interest in the process of live performance lighting and / or video and projection, and have not previously been a member of the ALD.  

You can apply to join the ALD from here.  Please note the requirements below in red.

Please note that this scheme is only open to NEW STUDENT memberships of the ALD.  Only completed applications that include the name of your college, course, graduation date and a course tutor as your proposer AND have proof of your student status attached to it, will be processed for the scheme.

The closing date for applications is Christmas 2019, but the earlier you submit your application, the longer your FREE membership will run for.  All memberships run until the end of March 2021 by which point you will need to have informed us if you wish to continue your membership in the normal student category (£36 per year).

Those members currently on the Sponsored Student Scheme have received further information about their status via an email bulletin and members' magazine FOCUS, or can contact the ALD membership team