The Actors' Society

Membership Terms & Conditions

  1. The Actors’ Society (“TAS”) is a society registered under the laws of Singapore for the following purposes:
    1. To promote and recognise artistic merit in the acting profession in Singapore.
    2. To enhance artistic merit and integrity through continual training, seminars, conferences and workshops.
    3. To assist in advancing the standard of the acting profession in Singapore.
    4. To support in promoting professional best practices and code of conduct for the members.
    5. To assist and support its members on issues and matters relating, involving and affecting the acting profession in Singapore.
    6. To serve as a forum to discuss the development of the acting profession in Singapore.
  2. TAS is open to all individuals who want to promote and to improve the ecosystem for the TAS’ objectives.
  3. The Member desires to become a Member of TAS.

Membership Qualifications and Rights. TAS offers three (3) classes of membership (“Membership Categories”): (1) Ordinary Membership, (2) Associate Membership, and (3) Youth Membership. The Member agrees to abide by the Constitution and by-laws of TAS, as may be amended from time to time at TAS’ sole discretion and notified to the Member.

  1. Membership
    1. Ordinary Membership. is open to all individuals who are engaged in the acting profession in Singapore. The requirements are as follows:
      1. Minimum one (1) year of being active in the industry, on television, film and or theatre, with at least four (4) acting accreditations. The term ‘actor’ covers everyone whose image or voice appears in a recognised title. This would include documentary subjects, hosts, narrators, athletes, or other people not “acting” in the traditional sense. Valid actor’s accreditation can be added to any title on their resume, i.e. movies, TV episodes, short films, TV movies, video games, etc.
      2. Must be at least 21 years of age.
      3. Must be Singapore citizens or Singapore permanent residents.
    2. Youth Membership is open to:
      1. All individuals who are at least 13 years of age and below 21 years of age.
      2. All individuals who have the written consent of their parent or guardian if they are below 18 years of age.
    3. Associate Membership is open to all individuals who wish to be part of TAS but do not qualify for Ordinary or Youth Membership.
    4. Voting Rights and Rights to Hold Office. Only Ordinary Members who are above 21 years of age shall have the right to vote and hold office in TAS.
  2. Term and Termination of Membership
    1. Fees Payable. The membership fees shall be payable on the date of registration and thereafter in the first week of each calendar year. Given that the membership cycle begins at the start of each year and lasts for a year, membership fees (upon application) will be pro-rated by quarters as follows:
      Membership TierJan – MarApr – JunJul – SeptOct – Dec*

      * Members signing up from October to December will enjoy the last quarter of the membership cycle for free, and instead pay the full membership fee for the following year.

    2. Refunds For Unsuccessful Applicants. In cases where the applicant is not successful, the full amount shall be refunded to the applicant.
    3. Term. This Agreement will continue in full force and with effect from the effective date, which is the date of membership approval, according to the Membership Category. Thereafter, this Agreement shall automatically renew for successive period(s) of one-year, unless terminated by the Member or TAS by giving thirty (30) days’ prior written notice to the other party.
    4. Termination. TAS may terminate this Agreement in accordance with any termination event set forth in its by-laws or in the event of a breach of any term of the Agreement by the Member. The Member may terminate this Agreement by giving thirty (30) days’ prior written notice to TAS. The Member is not entitled to a refund of any Annual Membership Fee paid upon termination of this Agreement.
    5. Survival. In the event of termination, paragraphs 3.1-3.4 herein shall survive and remain in effect. The Member shall be obligated to pay any and all costs, expenses, dues, and fees that have accrued under this Agreement prior to the effective date of termination.
  3. Rights and Obligations
    1. Fees and Dues. The Member undertakes to pay any Annual Membership Fee as it falls due. Payment of the Annual Membership Fee is a pre-condition for this Agreement to take effect or be renewed (as the case may be).
    2. Costs and Expenses. Each Member undertakes to bear any and all costs and expenses in connection with the Membership, including but not limited to, the Member’s participation in TAS’ activities.
    3. Publicity. The Member agrees that TAS may make public his/her Membership with TAS and to provide a photograph of himself/herself for Membership purposes.
    4. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Singapore.
    5. Arbitration. Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, including any question regarding its existence, validity or termination, shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration administered by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”) in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC Rules“) for the time being in force, which rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference in this clause.
      1. The seat of the arbitration shall be Singapore.
      2. The Tribunal shall consist of one (1) arbitrator.
      3. The language of the arbitration shall be English.
    6. Personal Data Protection. Your personal details provided to TAS shall not be used for any purpose other than in connection with the Membership.
  4. Miscellaneous Provisions
    1. Entire Agreement. This Agreement and the documents referred to herein constitute the entire agreement between the Parties, and supersedes all prior agreements, understandings and negotiations, with respect to the subject matter hereof.
    2. Assignment. Neither this Agreement nor any rights hereof, whether in whole or in part, are assignable by the Member to any other Party.
    3. Relationship of Parties. This Agreement shall not establish any relationship of partnership, joint venture, employment, franchise or agency between the Parties. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to prohibit or restrain the entry by any Member into any separate contract or agreement with other Members or third parties on any terms.
    4. Severance. If a court or any other competent authority finds that any provision (or part of any provision) of this Agreement is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall, to the extent required, be deemed deleted, and the validity and enforceable of the other provisions of this Agreement shall not be affected.If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision of this Agreement would be valid, enforceable and legal if some part of it were deleted, the provision shall apply with the minimum modification necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable.
    5. Rights of a Third Party. A person who is not a party to this Agreement shall have no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act (Cap. 53B) to enforce or to enjoy the benefit of any terms of the same.
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