The Association of Lighting Designers has announced its 2018 Sponsored Student Scheme is open for applications.
The scheme offers students, who have not previously been members of the ALD, the opportunity to enjoy free ALD membership until the end of March 2019. Student members benefit from the increased opportunity to network with lighting and video production professionals at insightful events organised by the ALD, such as their monthly members’ socials and visits to shows and theatres.
Member benefits for students also include complimentary copies of the ALD magazine, Focus, as well as full access to the ALD web site and the members’ own micro-site. Members also receive a 25% discount on the monthly or annual premium subscription fee for Mandy.com (formerly Stage Jobs Pro).
Jai Morjaria, of the ALD student and equality sub-committees commented: “ALD student membership gives an excellent introduction to those entering or considering a career in the lighting and video areas of the live performance arts. It allows you to plug directly into a network, and through the experiences and literature offered by the association, exposes the breadth of jobs and career paths available within the in the UK and around the world.”
To qualify for Sponsored Student membership, applicants will not have previously been a member of the ALD, and will be studying full time on a UK course and have an interest in the process of live performance lighting or video and projection. The scheme is funded by Corporate Members of the ALD.
Free Student Membership applications must be received by Christmas 2017 but should be submitted immediately. The earlier applications are received, the longer free membership will run for. Head over to www.ald.org.uk/join to submit an application.