Join Us

Join Us

There are three types of BAPLA membership

1)    Full Membership open to commercial picture libraries & agencies established or operating in the United Kingdom.

2)    Associate Membership open to overseas picture libraries or persons interested in the business of photo agencies or picture libraries & agencies operating in the UK who wish to become affiliated to the Association but who do not meet the requirements for Full Membership or Industry Supplier Membership.

3)    Industry Supplier Membership open to suppliers offering their services to the picture library and agency business.

Membership benefits

Full and Associate membership benefits include

  • Protection of members’ rights and interests by an effective lobbying team
  • Members’ newsletter keeping you updated on the latest IP, lobbying and industry news
  • Discounted booking for BAPLA workshops and the annual FOCUS conference
  • Discounted booking for the annual CEPIC Congress
  • Access to a business support helpline
  • Access to a legal advice service
  • Company presence on the BAPLA website
  • Publication of your press releases on the BAPLA news page
  • Marketing opportunities to a wide range of content buyers
  • Resources for members, including research on pricing trends and access to template contracts

Industry Supplier membership benefits include

  • Email introducing your services to all BAPLA members
  • Agreed promotions in the newsletter to BAPLA members
  • Banner ads in the newsletter to BAPLA members
  • Company listing on the BAPLA website highlighting your services
  • Discounted booking for BAPLA workshops and the annual FOCUS conference
  • Discounted booking for the annual CEPIC Congress
  • Sponsorship opportunities at BAPLA workshops and the annual FOCUS conference
  • BAPLA affiliation

To find out more

– Full Membership Info PDF

– Associate Membership Info PDF

– Industry Supplier Membership Info PDF

To apply

Please complete an application form and send it to enquiries@bapla.org.uk 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: enquiries@bapla.org.uk.

Voting rights

Members with Full Membership are entitled to vote at general meetings of the Association. Other types of Membership do not carry the right to vote.