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When you become a PGC member, you get an entire team behind you that works with and for you to support, promote and protect both you and your dramatic works. Let us take care of the business-side of playwriting for you, so that you can focus on the writing. Learn about the benefits below and join our growing community.

Full Membership

Features

  • Your bio, profile and play listings published on PGC website
  • Inclusion in PGC’s RRSP investment program
  • Use of PGC/PACT negotiated production contracts
  • Sale and international distribution of your plays (both published and unpublished)
  • Guidance on production contracts and artists’ rights
  • Honorariums and travel subsidies to read from your work
  • Access to grants, submissions and job postings
  • Access to professional development opportunities, including workshop and webinars
  • Eligibility for Tom Hendry Awards
  • Promotion of your work through PGC’s publications and social media
  • Subscription to monthly membership newsletter
  • Administration of amateur production rights
  • Invitations to all PGC events, including conference and Annual General Meeting
  • The ability to stand for office on PGC’s National Forum and various committees
  • Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting
  • Inclusion in the Writer’s Coalition insurance program

Eligibility

PGC’s full membership is open to individuals who fulfill at least one of the following criteria:

  • You have written, collectively written, adapted, or translated a play, musical book, or libretto that was produced by a professional theatre, or by a company or festival that receives funding from a municipal, provincial, territorial, or national arts-funding body.
  • You have written, collectively written, adapted, or translated a play, musical book, or libretto for which the work’s production met all of the following criteria:
    • the decision to present the work was made by a jury of professional peers or an artistic director;
    • the play was presented for a minimum of six performances;
    • the production was open to the public, tickets were sold, and the playwright was paid (shares are an acceptable form of payment).
$175.15
($155 + $20.15 HST)

Student Membership

If you’re currently attending an academic institution, you can become a student member of PGC, and receive benefits such as using PGC/PACT negotiated production contracts, consultation on production contracts and artist rights’, promotion of your professional and amateur works, eligibility for Tom Hendry Awards, and subscritption to the monthly membership newsletter.

$22.60
($20 + $2.60 HST)

Supporting Membership

This membership package is designed keeping in mind individuals who don’t qualify for the full membership yet. As a supporting member, you receive the same benefits as a student member, including use of PGC/PACT negotiated production contracts, consultation on production cotnracts and artists’ rights, promotion of your work, eligibility for Tom Hendry Awards, and subscription to the monthly membership newsletter.

$39.55
($35 + $4.55 HST)

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I pay for my membership?

You may pay by cash, credit card, cheque, or electronic fund transfer.

How long is my membership term?

Membership covers a one-year (365 day) period, starting from the time of activation.

How do I renew my existing membership?

You can log in to your membership account and access your payment details there to update your account.

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