Membership

Artistic Directors of the Future is the first membership organisation dedicated to increase the number of culturally diverse artistic leaders in the arts sector.

We are offering you an exclusive opportunity to strengthen your relationship with fellow professionals and producing theatres across the UK, as well as access to bespoke training and resources that will take your leadership to the next level.

Individual annual ADF Delegate Membership is just £30 per year

Benefits include:

Free or heavily discounted entrance fee to our year round calendar of events
Free or heavily discounted rehearsal space
Free or heavily discounted rates on theatre tickets
Discount rates on all ADF masterclasses
Opportunities for bespoke mailout to relevant industry contacts.
Monthly mailouts to our extensive mailing list to promote your news
Collaboration opportunities with directors / writers / producers that are members of ADF.
(Membership organisation of over 340 culturally diverse artists in the UK and internationally)
To support ADF members in helping build connections with ADs and other other executive management staff, producers, directors and theatre creatives
Access to free one-to- one surgery with Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway
Proactive social media presence promoting your shows / news
Industry Newsletter every two months
Your voice represented at a national level through our advocacy and lobbying initiatives
Ongoing advice and support
Be in the know for the sector

Please note. If you have difficulty in paying for the ADF Delegate Membership, we will expect individuals to contract 2 working days to ADF work which can be negotiated throughout the year. This work will contribute to the welfare of the company and can also be used on CVs to support future job applications.

How to make a payment

To make a payment or to arrange working days to ADF, please contact adofthefuture@gmail.com with the subject line ‘ADF Delegate Membership Package’ followed by your full name.

Venue/Organisation Membership Venue/ Organisation ‘ADF Friends Membership’ is just £300 per year

Our venue/organisation membership is designed to deliver benefits at all levels of your organisation. By becoming a member of Artistic Directors of the Future you will expand your artistic and professional networks, contribute to the creative case for diversity by supporting activities that enhance the career development of culturally diverse practitioners and access diversity and inclusion training and consultation for your staff teams. At ADF we are committed to building new pathways to create leadership roles within mainstream organisations, and therefore, this membership is vital to sustain, develop and achieve our goals as well as improve the arts sector as a whole.

Membership Benefits include

Connect with a wider, engaged culturally diverse artistic community
Opportunity to co-host ADF events tailored for your community
Become a Pitching venue for our ADF Showcase
Training and support on diversity-related issues for staff teams and board of directors
Bespoke advice towards hiring diverse talent and programming diverse work
Monthly mailouts to our extensive mailing list to promote your company / news / opportunities
Discounted rates on promoting your company’s job opportunities on the ADF website
Being kept in the loop with the latest developments and opportunities within the sector
Free or heavily discounted entrance fee to our calendar of events (discounts apply to all staff)
ADF Board Newsletter every two months
Proactive social media presence promoting your shows / theatre / news
Your voice represented at a national level through our advocacy and lobbying initiatives

How to make a payment

To make a payment, please contact adofthefuture@gmail.com with the subject line: ‘ADF Friends Package’ followed by the name of your organisation

Consultation Fees

If you require consultation related to the work carried by Artistic Directors of the Future, our fee is £250 for half a day.

Advertising opportunities to our network We will happily share job opportunities to our network via an email mailout free of charge. However, this will take place at a time that is convenient for ADF. If you require a time-specific mailout or a live advertisement on our website for a longer period of time, please contact ADF for a quote.


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