Membership of the Association of Performing Arts Collections is open to any institution or corporate body in the United Kingdom and Ireland primarily concerned with the acquisition, preservation, documentation, and display of material relating to any branch of the performing arts. Interested individuals and students are also welcome to join APAC.

Commercial organisations seeking to join APAC may apply to become APAC Associates.

Two Membership Levels

  • National: You become a member of APAC and receive APAC’s benefits. National membership is open to institutions, individuals, and students in the UK and Ireland.
  • International: You become a member of both APAC and SIBMAS, the International Association of Libraries, Museums, Archives and Documentation Centres of the Performing Arts. You receive the benefits of both associations. It is advantageous to join SIBMAS through APAC’s international option because the APAC membership secretary handles all the membership administration and Euro exchange. So, only one invoice for you to process.

Membership Benefits

Click the link to see the membership benefits offered by APAC and SIBMAS.

Membership Fees

Membership runs from January to December. Click the link to see the membership fees.

Code of Conduct

All APAC Members are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct.

How to Join APAC

Membership for 2020 has now closed. We’ll be upgrading our website and so online payments will be suspended until the 2021 membership round.


Please email the membership secretary: