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

Further information & how to apply for membership