What We Do
Associated Designers of Canada (ADC) is a national, professional non-profit arts service organization dedicated to promoting, pursuing and protecting the interests of set, costume, lighting, projection and sound designers working within the performing arts in Canada.
ADC's objectives are:
- To protect the professional interests of theatrical designers working within Canada.
- To provide professional assistance to Canadian independent design artists.
- To promote theatrical design as an art form and an artistic profession in Canada.
- To raise professional and public awareness of theatrical design and its role within Canadian theatre.
- To significantly contribute to the vitality of the creation, production and presentation of theatre arts in Canada.
ADC strives to achieve these goals by dividing its energy between three distinct but integrated initiatives:
ADC negotiates collective agreements with federal producers under the federal Status of the Artist Act and standard contracts with theatres and theatre associations. These agreements provide the foundation upon which ADC's advocacy is built.
ADC offers Members many benefits designed to support individual designers and, in the process, the field of design. These benefits include:
- Critical Illness Insurance
- Professional Development
- Mentorship Program
- Confidential Fee Database: contact the Executive Director Sheila Sky or bookkeeper Jennifer Halliday at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416.410.4209 or 1.800.361.2721
- Member Database
- Assistant Database
- Producer Non-Compliance Registry: contact email@example.com
ADC acts as a knowledge hub for designers, producers and the interested public. ADC provides the following sites of information and inquiry: