There are four types of SAS membership available. All types of membership are valid from 1 January to 31 December. (Memberships begun after 1 September of any calendar year will expire on 31 December of the following calendar year).

 

(1) Associate Membership

 

Criteria:

  • Associate Membership is open to anyone above 18 years of age who are non-professional storytellers and who wish to acquire or develop their storytelling skills.
  • Parents, teachers, social workers, librarians, community leaders/volunteers and others who are passionate about storytelling are welcome to join.

 

Membership Fees: S$40/annum, valid from 1 January to 31 December.

(Memberships begun after 1 September of any calendar year will expire on 31 December of the following calendar year).

 

Benefits:

  • Free entry to StoryPlay Workshops, Socials and other Members’ events where you can learn the craft of storytelling and practise your skills
  • Discounted rates for selected storytelling workshops and conferences
  • Free loan of storytelling books and magazines from the SAS Resource Library
  • Email updates on upcoming storytelling events
  • Special offers on the sale of selected storytelling resources

 

To apply for Associate Membership, please click here.

 

 

(2) Voting Associate Membership

 

Criteria:

Associate Members who have been members for at least 24 months continuously and who have actively participated in and contributed to SAS and the storytelling movement (i.e. you must have been attending, or actively contributing to SAS events and other storytelling events) are encouraged to apply for Voting Associate Membership.

 

Please note:

  • You will not have to pay any additional membership fee if you are accepted as a Voting Associate Member
  • If your Voting Associate Member’s membership should lapse for more than six months, you will have to submit another application for Voting Associate Membership.

 

Membership Fees: S$40/annum, valid from 1 January to 31 December

 

Benefits:

  • Voting Associate Members who are above 21 years of age have the right to vote and to be elected to the Executive Committee in any position except President and Vice-President.
  • Free entry to StoryPlay Workshops, Socials and Members’ events where you can learn the craft of storytelling and practise your skills
  • Discounted rates for selected storytelling workshops and conferences
  • Free loan of storytelling books and magazines from the SAS Resource Library
  • Email updates on upcoming storytelling events
  • Special offers on the sale of selected storytelling resources

 

To apply for Voting Associate Membership, please click here.

 

 

(3) Professional Membership & (4) Non-Residential Professional Membership

 

Definition:

  • Professional Membership is for professional storytellers residing in Singapore.
  • Non-Resident Professional Membership is for professional storytellers not residing in Singapore.

To be eligible for either type of membership, you must have told stories professionally to public audiences for a minimum of 2 years (as opposed to using storytelling as a tool in the course of one’s work) and be aged 21 and above.

 

Please Note:

  • Using stories as a part of your work—e.g. as a teacher, librarian, counsellor, trainer—does not fall within the Association’s definition of ‘professional storyteller’.
  • Because Professional Membership / Non-Resident Professional Membership of the Association endorses the teller as a professional, approval of an application is not automatic.
  • The Executive Committee is authorised to interview and make a performance-based assessment of all applicants. This assessment may be waived at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

 

Rights and Privileges:

  • A Professional Member who is above 21 years of age has the right to vote and to hold office in the Association.
  • A Non-Resident Professional Member cannot vote or hold office, but is otherwise entitled to the same privileges as a Professional Member.

 

Definition of Residency:

  • The applicant has lived and/or worked in Singapore for not less than 183 days of the preceding year
    (January 1– December 31).
  • The applicant is considered a tax resident by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.
  • The applicant has lived/or worked in Singapore for not less than 183 days prior to the time of making the declaration, and has a valid immigration document that allows him/her to continue living and working in Singapore for at least another year from the time of application.
  • Professional Members (Resident and Non-Resident) shall notify the Executive Committee of any changes in their residency status, in writing and within 30 days of such change occurring. Upon such change, the member shall, with immediate effect, if Resident, become a Non-Resident Professional Member (Conversely, a Non-Resident Professional Member may become a Resident Professional Member). There shall be no refund of membership fees paid to the Association. There shall be no administrative fee levied for the membership category re-assignment. The Executive Committee may revoke the membership of the Association, or take any other appropriate action against a member, if any of the above declarations are untrue.

 

Membership Fees:

Do not make payment until you have been informed that your application for Professional Membership has been approved by the Executive Committee.

(a) $70/annum, valid from 1 January to 31 December

(b) $100/annum for your own page on the SAS website, valid from 1 January to 31 December (optional)

 

Benefits:

  • A Professional Member who is above 21 years of age has the right to vote and to hold office in the Association.
  • The opportunity to have a one-page listing on the Association website
  • Networking possibilities with other professional tellers in Singapore and from overseas
  • Priority registration and discounted rates for master classes conducted by visiting professional tellers
  • Free entry to StoryPlay Workshops, StoryLab Evenings and Socials
  • Discounted rates for selected storytelling workshops and conferences
  • Free loan of storytelling books and magazines from the SAS Resource Library
  • Email updates on upcoming storytelling events
  • Special offers on the sale of selected storytelling resources

 

To apply for Professional Membership, please click here .

To apply for Non-Residential Professional Membership, please click here.