We are the labor union that represents the men and women who create America’s operatic, choral and dance heritage. Because performing artists live to perform, they are vulnerable to employer exploitation, unfair and unsafe conditions, and illegal discrimination. They can find the protection they need by joining AGMA – the American Guild of Musical Artists. Without forceful advocacy of their interests, artists can be subjected to abuse, low pay, poor working conditions, inadequate benefits, and no job security.
Join AGMA Now - Initiation fees increase as of January 1, 2018 (from $500 to $1000).
Membership in the American Guild of Musical Artists has countless benefits and advantages. Not only does it provide you with access to auditions at all AGMA signatory companies, but it also provides you with the protections that our labor agreements have guaranteed at companies across the country. And, AGMA does not prohibit its members from working non-union jobs within its jurisdiction.
Membership benefits include:
→ The ability to participate in negotiations for the terms and conditions under which you will work
→ The right to vote on your AGMA contract
→ Perks (union member discounts, etc.)
→ Access to Members Only Information on the AGMA website (Guest Artist Agreement contracts, CBAs,
Audition Listings, etc.)
→ AGMAzine (the union’s informational publication) available in print and online
→ Access to the AGMA Relief Fund emergency services and programs
→ Access to Actors’ Equity auditions after one year of membership
→ Confidential reporting system for sexual harassment to protect members at both union and non-union houses
→ Eligibility to vote/run for office in AGMA's elections
Call AGMA’s Membership Department at (800) 543-2462 or click here to learn more
No matter where you are in your career, the best time to join AGMA is NOW
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