Frequently Asked Questions

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Why should I join?

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PANDA is the only network of its kind for the performing arts sector in the North-West.  PANDA offers a range of vital services which can benefit both organisations and individuals, as well as bring them together to develop the sector as a whole.  For the small price of the membersh...

PANDA is the only network of its kind for the performing arts sector in the North-West.  PANDA offers a range of vital services which can benefit both organisations and individuals, as well as bring them together to develop the sector as a whole.  For the small price of the membership fee, the member gains access to a vibrant network of performing arts professionals.  PANDA’s mission is to nurture talent, create connections and provide an authoritative voice for the performing arts sector in the North-West through supporting this network to thrive.

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What benefits do I get for joining?

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As a subscriber you get the PANDA newsletter, full of performing arts news, opportunities and events direct to your inbox every week. As a member the package includes not only the newsletter, but full PANDA website access, as well as free legal advice and discounts on insurance and on the ...

As a subscriber you get the PANDA newsletter, full of performing arts news, opportunities and events direct to your inbox every week.
As a member the package includes not only the newsletter, but full PANDA website access, as well as free legal advice and discounts on insurance and on the PANDA training programme.

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How much does it cost to join?

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You can join PANDA as a subscriber or as a member. It costs £25 a year to become a subscriber to the PANDA newsletter.  Members receive the newsletter, as well as free legal advice and discounts on insurances and on the PANDA training programme.  For individual member...

You can join PANDA as a subscriber or as a member.
It costs £25 a year to become a subscriber to the PANDA newsletter. 
Members receive the newsletter, as well as free legal advice and discounts on insurances and on the PANDA training programme. 
For individual members, the cost is £50 a year.
For organisations, the cost is £50 plus £25 per employee registered as a member.
For corporate bodies, membership is negotiable and based on a donation.  Contact PANDA for more information on how to become a corporate member.

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Do members have to be based in the North-West?

Members from outside the North-West are most welcome.  There is a great deal of benefit to be had as a PANDA member if you are looking to work in or simply strengthen your networks in the region.

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Can I still access PANDA if I am not a member or subscriber?

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You can still access the general content of the PANDA website such as ‘about us’ and ‘news + features’, but some of the richer content such as ‘opportunities’ and ‘resources’ will be restricted to members/subscribers. Places on the PANDA trai...

You can still access the general content of the PANDA website such as ‘about us’ and ‘news + features’, but some of the richer content such as ‘opportunities’ and ‘resources’ will be restricted to members/subscribers.
Places on the PANDA training programme are open to non-members, but this is at a higher rate than members.

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