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Membership options

Full membership - open to UK based picture libraries and agencies operating commercially.

Associate membership - open to picture libraries and agencies based outside the UK or UK based non-commercial libraries.

Industry Supplier membership - open to companies providing services, products or information to picture libraries and agencies.

Membership benefits

The main benefits of Full and Associate membership are:

-        Protection of members' rights and interests by an effective lobbying team

-        Members' newsletter keeping you updated on the latest industry news

-        Business support helpline

-        Legal advice service

-        Presence on the BAPLA website and social media sites, viewed extensively across the industry

-        Marketing opportunities to a wide range of content buyers

-        Resources for members, including research on pricing trends and access to template forms

-        Discounted booking for BAPLA educational & networking events

-        Discounted booking for the annual CEPIC Congress

Download a PDF with a full overview of benefits.

The main benefits of Industry Supplier membership are:

-        Email introducing your services to all BAPLA members

-        Agreed promotions in the newsletter to BAPLA members

-        Banner ad in the newsletter to BAPLA members

-        Company listing on the BAPLA website highlighting your services

-        Discounted booking for BAPLA educational & networking events

-        Sponsorship opportunities at BAPLA educational & networking events

-        BAPLA affiliation

Download a PDF with a full overview of benefits


Full membership

Sole Trader: £393.75 per annum + VAT
Small Band (2 - 9 Staff): £433.13 per annum + VAT
Medium Band (10 - 24 Staff): £635.25 per annum + VAT
Large Band (25 - 75 Staff): £1,650 per annum + VAT
Extra large Band (75+ Staff): £2,200 per annum + VAT
Affiliate Band (picture libraries which are part of a larger organisation): £693.00 per annum + VAT   

Associate membership
£375.38 per annum + VAT (UK)
£375.38 per annum (overseas)

Industry Supplier members
£350.00 per annum + VAT (UK)
£350.00 per annum (overseas)

Voting rights

Full members of the association have voting rights and their representative to the association is entitled to cast their vote in Board elections and to vote on motions brought at the Annual General Meeting. Full members can also nominate candidates to stand for the Board.

To apply

Please complete an application form and send it to or post it to BAPLA, 59 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, London SE3 0BS.

Full membership application form     

Associate membership application form  

Industry Supplier membership application form

For further information, please contact us: / +44 020 8297 1198.

What we do


To be a clear and representative voice for the United Kingdom image licensing industry.



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