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© 2019 by Black Design Collective, Inc.

TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNER MEMBERSHIP: $75 (Paid after approval of membership application)

Criteria for selection:

  • Must have 5 years or more of experience in the fashion, costume, accessory  or textile design field.

  • Must have a store front or on-line store

  • Be recommended for membership by a BDC Board Member or Current Member.
     

ASSOCIATE DESIGNER MEMBERSHIP $75 (Paid after approval of membership )

  • Have less than 5 years of experience in the fashion, costume, accessory  or textile design field.

  • Must have a store front or on-line store

  • Be recommended for membership by a BDC Board Member or Current Member.

     

AFFILIATE MEMBER $75 (Paid after approval of membership )

  • Photographers, models, makeup artists, stylists, accessory designer, videographer, graphic designers, press/media, pattern makers, illustrators, fashion show directors etc.

  • Affiliate must be recommended for membership by a current member, BDC Board Member or advisory board member.

  • Affiliate must complete application process. 

  • Affiliate must work in the fashion or costume industry.
     

 

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP: $25 (Paid after approval of membership)

  • Must be currently in high school, college, university or trade school.

  • Able provide references from teachers / instructors 

  • Must currently be enrolled in or interested in enrolling in an accredited fashion, costume, accessory or textile design education program.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • Access to Black Design Collective's resource directory. (Coming  2020)

  • Discounts to Black Design Collective's Workshops, Seminars, and Events.

  • The ability to promote individual events through Black Design Collective's private Facebook group.

  • Access to affiliates in fashion-related services. (Coming 2020)

  • Opportunity to participate in Pop Up Showcases.

  • Quarterly Newsletters (Launching December 2019)

  • Access to member only section of website (Coming 2020)

  • Members only meetings.

 

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Complete the appropriate online application below.

  • Upon submission of application you will receive notice that BDC received your application and next steps.

  • Please note that membership applications are reviewed on an quarterly basis by the Membership Selection Committee and Black Design Collective Board of Directors. Please note below the membership application review time frames/

    • Applications received by January 31 will be reviewed by March 30.​

    • Application received before April 30 will be reviewed by June 30

    • Applications received before July 30 will be reviewed by September 30

    • Applications received before October 31 will be reviewed by December 31