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Theatre Nova Scotia Membership

Membership Benefit Comparison Grid 2016-17

Membership Benefit Comparison Grid 2016-17

Professional Theatre

Professional Theatre includes organizations that produce theatre involving a majority of professional theatre artists.  Professional artists are defined as having specialized training in their field, the recognition of their peers, a history of public presentation and the intent to make a living from their craft.  The companies in this category vary in their size and scope and can be not-for-profit or for-profit organizations.  Membership fees are based on the size of the overall budget.

Professional Theatre  members have access to TNS programs and services, including the Theatre Partnership Program, the Credit Card Program, access to Group Insurance, the ability to apply to the Neptune Open Spaces Program, the Wes Daniels Design Award and the Robert Merritt Awards as well as a profile on the website among other services. A designated representative of a professional theatre group can vote at the AGM, and we welcome them to offer their expertise and opinion through committees, the Board of Directors or other TNS volunteer tasks.

Community Theatre

Community Theatre includes organizations that produce theatre involving a majority of non-professionals. These groups welcome interested members of the general public to make inquiries, volunteer, become involved either on or off stage. Auditions are standard and are often posted through TNS as well as on the organization’s website. Nova Scotia has a long tradition of community theatre in communities around the province. Community Theatre group members have access to TNS programs and services, such as the Credit Card Program and the ability to submit nominations to the Merritt Volunteer of the Year Award as well. A designated representative of a community theatre group can vote at the AGM, and we welcome them to offer their opinion through committees, the Board of Directors or other TNS volunteer tasks.

Affiliate

This category of membership includes organizations that are an integral part of the theatre community in Nova Scotia.  Organizations in this category include, but are not limited to venues, agencies, schools, photographers, suppliers, recording companies and more. Affiliates have access to a variety of services, including access to Group Insurance and the Credit Card Program. A designated representative of an affiliate group can vote at the AGM, and we welcome them to offer their expertise and opinion through committees or other TNS volunteer tasks.

Individual

This category of membership includes professional members of the theatre community in Nova Scotia. Individual members have access to TNS programs and services and are eligible for Awards and Scholarships. There is now a searchable database of Individual Online Profiles available to TNS members through our website. Individual members can vote at the AGM, and we welcome anyone to offer their opinion through committees, the Board of Directors or other volunteer tasks. The individual membership category includes, but is not limited to actors, directors, designers and administrators.

Student

High school and post-secondary students are invited to join Theatre Nova Scotia at a discounted rate. This category of membership includes all the benefits of an Individual membership including the ability to create an Individual Online Profile, except access to professional awards. A student membership is an excellent way to stay in touch with the theatre community in Nova Scotia throughout your studies and be made aware of opportunities such as auditions and workshops. Student members can vote at the AGM, and we welcome anyone to offer their opinion through committees, the Board of Directors or other volunteer tasks.