MEMBERSHIP INFO & BENEFITS
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: JOIN NOW!
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!
Access to the Discuss List – This unique and vibrant forum gives you a direct line to a virtual brain trust of professional composers, nationwide.
Peer-to-peer Networking – In addition to the Discuss List, Private Facebook Group, and seminars, our regular socials offer the chance to unwind and talk shop with your colleagues.
Seminars and Workshops – From business, to software and gear, to composition and orchestration, our informative seminars are offered throughout the year (with a back catalogue available online), often feature industry leaders such as Norm Ludwin and Richard Bellis, and are also a great chance to meet and mingle with your peers.
Industry Networking– Get access to opportunities to participate in film festivals, seminars, screenings, and music /media programs through our Industry Partners such as Hot Docs, TIFF, DGC, and The Canadian Film Center.
Live Stream Seminars – All members will be able to participate virtually in our seminars, beginning with our upcoming Synthesis event
National Programs such as our Chris Dedrick Award for the use of LIVE Musicians in Media, and our Apprentice Mentor Program, and the CFC Slaight Music Program.
Contract Issues and Rights Concerns– your support enables us to continue the work of updating our powerful Model Contract, a Rates Document, and more.
Working to Protect and Promote the Value of Screen Composers –
both at home and internationally, we work to promote and protect your rights as a Creator, and are helping to shape a fair and sustainable future for our industry.
Inclusion in the SCGC searchable database
Member Advantage Program (MAP) – Your SCGC membership provides valuable discounts on hotels, car rentals, health clubs, shows, attractions and movies.
Health Insurance for SCGC Members through the Arts and Entertainment Health Plan®
January 2017: UPDATED BENEFITS PACKAGE!
Plan Highlights (PDF)
Need personal health insurance? Membership in SCGC comes with access to the popular Arts & Entertainment Plan — an affordable health insurance plan offered by the not-for-profit insurer AFBS. And accessing the plan has become even easier with the new quoting and online enrollment functionality which boasts the fastest application process in Canada.
The Arts & Entertainment Plan® is designed to help artists manage their health care costs. SCGC members are guaranteed acceptance* into the plan, with no medical questionnaires necessary and no refusals based on pre-existing conditions.
There are two plan options: Standard and Comprehensive. Both options offer dental, prescription drug, extended health care (hospital room, acupuncture, massage etc…), and travel emergency medical coverage. Both options also provide life and AD&D insurance and a Member and Family Assistance Program. There’s a monthly payment option available and premiums may be tax deductible.
The Arts & Entertainment Plan® website will give you a price quote in just two steps and it enables you to enroll in the plan and pay online by credit card. Once you’re registered you’ll have access to a new member portal where you can login and view your account details.
NOTE: must be over 18 and under 71 to enroll.
*valid SCGC member card required
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.
We encourage all SCGC current members to take advantage of this unique offer package!
New member special!:
The Miles Nadal JCC Fitness Centre would like to extend a special promotion for health and fitness to all Screen Composers Guild of Canada members. The MNjcc Fitness Centre is a full service fitness and recreation facility located conveniently at the corner of Bloor St W and Spadina Ave. Click the MAP Benefits Online link for more info!
Ongoing updates and new member specials TBA in the future!
Canada’s national association of professional music composers and producers for film, television and media is a dynamic and growing agency.