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CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS, VICPA CHAMPIONS YOUR INTEREST!

Visual, Audio, Creative Content Professionals Association (Singapore)

Formed in July 2021, the Visual, Audio, Creative Content Professionals Association (Singapore) (VICPA) champions the interests of Singapore’s growing pool of freelance creative professionals. Today, a lack of industry standards has contributed to an undervaluation of creative services. Work terms and conditions could also be further improved.

WHY JOIN​ VICPA

Creative professionals take pride in their work, which includes the upholding of fair-trade practices. VICPA strives to level up professionalism of creative practitioner-members through a professional code of ethics, and to raise awareness among clients on how to value and procure creative works and their copyrights at fair rates. Download VICPA Professional Code of Ethics.pdf here.​

Joining VICPA empowers creative professionals. As a VICPA member, you have:
  • ​​access to guides on standards, fair-trade practices that strengthens your business
  • access to needed support such as resources, business networking, introduction to leads
  • ​access to safety nets such as work advisory, insurance coverage, training grants and more​

WHO CAN BE A VICPA MEMBER?

If you are a freelance or self-employed visual, audio and/or creative content professional, we welcome you to sign up as a VICPA member!​ You are eligible to sign up as a VICPA Ordinary member if you:

(a) ​are active in the creative industry, and
(b) specialise in one or more of the categories below, and
(c) draw your income from the specialisation(s) as a professional practitioner, and
(d) are committed to uplifting the creative trade and practices by upholding the professional code of ethics set out by VICPA, adopting the relevant tripartite standards, and taking steps to strengthen the ecosystem.

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Membership Categories
Apart from advocacy, work-related advisory and assistance, and benefits, VICPA Ordinary members may stand for office to serve as a VICPA leader.
 
However, if you are engaged in one or more of these specialisation(s) but on a less regular basis, you may sign up as a VICPA Associate member. Point (a), (b) and (d) of the above eligibility criteria would therefore apply. As a VICPA Associate member, VICPA continues to extend advocacy, work-related advisory and assistance, and benefits, to you.

How do I sign up?
To be a VICPA member, simply sign up as a NTUC member at: www.ntuc.co/SEP​.
Please select 'Audio, Visual, Content' under the field for Company Name.
 
If you are already an NTUC member and are a freelance/self-employed audio, visual, content professional, please write to us at vicpa@ntuc.org.sg and we will send to you a form to convert your membership to VICPA. Your membership tenure, linkpoints, and rebates would not be affected. 


VICPA MEMBER BENEFITS
For more information on other benefits of being a VICPA member, please visit: www.ntuc.co/membership and scroll down for the snapshot of VICPA member-exclusive benefits!

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Highlights: $100 One-Off Quarantine Order (QO) Support for VICPA members
For VICPA members who are placed under QO and who would suffer loss of income because of inability to work during this period of QO, VICPA provides a $100 one-off quarantine order (QO) as a means of temporary financial relief.
 
Eligibility Criteria
1. You must be an active VICPA member at the point of application, i.e. paying NTUC/VICPA member.
If applicant is an active NTUC member and not yet a VICPA member, we will request member to convert/transfer membership to VICPA to qualify.
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2. Provide official QO issued by MOH w.e.f 16 May 2021.
 
Application Process
Please submit your official QO issues by MOH w.e.f. 16 May 2021 via email: vicpa@ntuc.org.sg​
 
Please indicate [QO Support] in your email title for easy reference. Our officers will contact you within 3 to 5 working days of a submitted application.


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STAY CONNECTED!
If you have enquiries (including on workplace issues), please email: vicpa@ntuc.org.sg​. Otherwise, we look forward to connecting with you on Facebook: www.facebook.com/vicpasingapore​!

Stand strong together as VICPA to #TiltTheScale #LiftTheTrade to build a better creative industry for all.


17/12/2020 11:00:00