Membership Categories

 

Supporting the Storytelling scene in Singapore


There are four types of SAS membership available. All types of membership are valid from 1 January to 31 December.

“The shortest distance between 2 people is a story.”

- Anthony de Mello –

(1) Associate Membership

 

Eligibility:

  • 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.

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

We require all applicants to read carefully the and to endeavour to abide to its contents.

 I have read this document and endeavour to abide by the Code of Professional Conduct of Storytellers

To apply for Associate Membership,

(2) Voting Associate Membership

 

Eligibility:

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

We require all applicants to read carefully the and to endeavour to abide to its contents.

 I have read this document and endeavour to abide by the Code of Professional Conduct of Storytellers

To apply for Voting Associate Membership,

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

 

We require all applicants to read carefully theand agree to its contents

 

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 apply for one of the following three sub-categories:

(a) Professional Membership (Adult Audiences); or 

(b) Professional Membership (Children and Family Audiences); or

(c) Professional Membership (All Audiences)

To be eligible for any one type of membership, you must:

(1) have told professionally as public performances for a minimum of 2 years (as opposed to using storytelling as a tool in the course of one’s work);

(2) be aged 21 and above;

(3) have the experience of paid performances and the ability to handle many different types of audiences, audience sizes and venues; and

(4) submit a list of storytelling performances with stories and information about audiences

• Applicants for Professional Membership (Adult Audiences) must have a repertoire of at least 20 stories, appropriate for adult/teenage audiences,

• Applicants for Professional Membership (Children and Family Audiences) must have a repertoire of at least 20 stories, appropriate for children, 

• Applicants for Professional Membership (All Audiences) must have a repertoire of at least 15 stories appropriate for adult/teenage audiences and at least 15 stories appropriate for children/family audiences.

 

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.

• For the Executive Committee to assess fairly, the applicant will have to perform in one or more public performances in the category he/she is applying. Exco members of SAS will be invited to observe in one or more of these performances.

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 and workshops conducted by visiting professional tellers.

• Free entry to StoryPlay Workshops and Socials.

• 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.