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Membership provides a great range of benefits – from networking opportunities, an influence on policy, a programme of exclusive events, access to research and a hosts of digital member benefits and services we are developing.

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• Unique network – The chance to exchange ideas and build closer relationships with our unique network of members across all the different sectors of the arts, creative industries and cultural education. 

• National conference – A major annual event to be inaugurated in 2017 focusing on key issues facing the sector and presenting an opportunity for members to share experiences, practices and opportunities. 

• Unique briefings/breakfasts – A series of small, super-charged breakfasts with a high-profile or surprising thought leader, aimed at challenging and informing on new global trends and policy issues. 

• Unique conversations, annual gala and other social events – A series of larger-scale evening events with notable speakers designed to act as inspiration and provocation for members and a focal point for networking. An annual gala in January, a celebration of our vibrant creative industries (with paid-for tickets), and free drinks reception (subject to sponsorship). 

• Regional and national events – Our ongoing engagement with the people and issues of significance across the country, expanding the networking opportunities and opportunities to add a wider range of perspectives to the policy agenda. 

• Policy and advocacy – The opportunity for members to engage on key policy issues and to have their voice heard at the highest level of government. Involvement in regular surveys on issues such as Europe, to chart attitudes and inform future work.

• International trends – A twice-yearly members-only magazine on the international position of the creative industries, with in-depth analysis and advice on exports and global trends. It will also contain interviews with international luminaries and politicians. The is being produced with input from our international advisory board including diplomats and business leaders.

• Newsletter and members’ directory - Receipt of our regular newsletters including member news and offers as well as research updates, with plans in development for a members-only section of the website including members’ directory and other useful tools. Please note: Membership will be held in the name/s of specified staff but they may nominate colleague/s to attend specific events in their place, opening up the benefit of being part of the Federation to your company as a whole. 

We constantly look to enhance these but the real benefit from, and return on, your investment comes from being actively involved - you get out what you put in.

Membership fees vary according to who you are and what you do. To establish your membership fee, select the appropriate category below, indicate the size of your business or organisation and the annual fee will be shown at the bottom of the page. We welcome individual members although this category is reserved for freelancers, including creatives of all kinds and sole traders.

Sectors of the creative industries

For the purpose of membership we define the Creative Industry sectors as follows:

  • Advertising and media
  • Architecture
  • Broadcasting
  • Crafts
  • Creative education
  • Creative tech
  • Design
  • Fashion
  • Film
  • Heritage
  • Museums, galleries and libraries
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Photography
  • Publishing
  • Video games
  • Visual arts
  • Other sectors may be considered


For all queries about membership please contact our head of membership at
or call the membership team on 020 3771 0350.