We are offering a one-year discounted joint membership in partnership with the Society of Authors – £79 for SoA membership and £136 for AOI membership, representing a 20% discount on both organisations’ regular rates.
You can read more about this membership here. The membership is comparable to the Illustrator Member – which you can read about below.
Once you’ve joined the AOI via this page, you’ll need to complete the same process on the SoA website. Once we’ve received your order, the SoA will send you a link to a form to take a few more details and to help us link up your joint membership.
Please note that you are liable for the full amount of £136 (and £79 for SoA). You can choose to pay the AOI portion in spread payments over 12 months. If you choose to terminate your membership early you must pay the outstanding amount.
At the end of one year you will have the option to renew with either or both organisations at the regular price.
By taking this membership you agree to both organisations confirming your membership with each other.
Illustrator Membership benefits include:
- Unlimited access to the Members Helpline via phone or email Monday-Friday 10am-4pm for tailored direct information on licensing, ethics, contracts and professional practice. Anything at all just drop us a line!
- Access to Members-Only web content including extensive information on professional practice, industry insights, legal documents, features, contracts, copyright, finance etc.
- Fortnightly newsletter with illustration news, events and offers.
- Free Subscription to Varoom Magazine for the length of your Membership. Varoom is the magazine published by the AOI and offers a unique mix of industry insights and critical comment. Inspiring, provoking and a great read, its delivered direct to your door twice a year.
- 1-1 Portfolio Consultation is exclusively available for members at £30. This one hour session can be face to face in Somerset House, or via Skype. Sessions can respond to your particular needs, but often explore how best to prepare your portfolio to suit your desired market, or how to successfully change direction from your current style.
- Free one hour consultation with registered Chartered Accountant Nick Weeden. In your hours consultation you can expect; a basic overview of how to keep records of your business income and expenses, guidance on how to register with HMRC, some basic rules on tax returns, self employed tax and National Insurance and tips on how to avoid the traps of self-employment.
- Exclusive member opportunities and discounts on events, products and publications.
- Promotion of news, commissions, exhibitions and projects through the AOI Social Media channels.
- 20% off first year of Squarespace, the leading all-in-one platform for Website creation. See our Discounts page for more information.
- 10% discount on Bikini Lists, giving AOI members access to the most accurate, up-to-date database of Creative Buyers in the World.
- Access to Pricing Calculator
- Discounted insurance deals inc Public Liability, Professional Indemnity, Sickness and Technology
- 1-1 Business Strategy Consultation is exclusively available for members at £35. This one hour session is via Skype only and look to get you set up with a full business plan to increase your financial stability and progress your career year on year.
- Business and Client Negotiation Insights Series; As part of our new Business Empowerment Campaign we ask high profile illustrators, agents and commissioners in-depth questions around taking control of their business, finance, mental health and how to negotiation successfully!
Please note that the Monthly billing option is available only to members based in the UK and EU.