The three tiers of Qualified Membership - progressively, Licentiateship (LSIAD), Associateship (ASIAD) and Fellowship (FSIAD) - provide a 'professional pathway' each of which will be recognised worldwide as a step on the route to FSIAD; probably the most prestigious distinction in the international creative sector.

The annual membership fee is the same for all Ordinary and Qualified Members.  Unlike many professional institutions, SIAD does not increase the annual membership fee for progressively higher categories of membership; all members pay the same, currently £40 (€40 / US$45) per year.  The membership year runs from 1 January to 31 December with the annual membership fee to be paid before the 31 January that year. 



Fellow Member (FSIAD)


This is the highest level of Qualified Membership.  After three years as an Associate, you will be eligible to apply for Fellowship.  Application for FSIAD is by submission of an Application Form, a portfolio (sent as digital files) of 30 examples of your professional work, and full professional CV, and a Written Statement describing your professional practice and aspirations for professional development.  Application for FSIAD costs £50 (€50 / US$60).  If your application is successful you will be sent your Fellowship Certificate and entitled to use the letters FSIAD after your name with immediate effect.

Details of how to send your FSIAD electronic portfolio, CV and Written Statement are provided on the application form.  Your digital files will be used to showcase your work on the SIAD website.

To convert from Associate Member (ASIAD) to Fellow Member (FSIAD) 

follow these six simple steps ...

  1. Open and complete the Application Form by clicking on the PDF icon below.

  2. Save a copy of your completed Application Form to your computer.

  3. Pay the £50 (€50/US$60) application fee by clicking on the PayPal "Buy Now" link below.

  4. Save a copy of your PayPal payment confirmation to your computer.

  5. Select 30 examples of your professional work and provide a digital image as a jpeg file (the specification for these jpeg images is provided on the Application Form)

  6. Send a copy of your completed Application Form, your PayPal payment confirmation, your CV and Written Statement, and the 30 examples of your professional work by attaching them to this email Click Here >>


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