Incorporating the Variety Artistes' Federation


Branch website guide 2016

20 September 2016

Branches - 1081kb PDF

Guide to adding content to Branch websites 2016

Email newsletter guide 2016

20 September 2016

Sample Docs - 843kb PDF

Guide for branches to send out email newsletters 2016

DBS Guide for employers

25 November 2015

General - 129kb PDF

This document is designed to be used by members by passing it onto employers who are asking for a member to have or obtain an Enhanced DBS check in order to take up or apply for a role which may not require it. A recent survey of Equity members indicated that there was still widespread misunderstanding by employers and the public about when a check is required. Just because the role may involve contact with children, for example, it does not mean that a DBS check is required. If after approaching the employer with the document they still do not understand then refer them to Michael Day Please note that the document has been checked for accuracy by Equity’s solicitors.
Also note that this is unrelated to the issue of the broadcasters (BBC, ITV, Pact etc) insisting on Basic Disclosure Certificates for Walk-ons and supporting artists for which there is separate guidance elsewhere on the Equity website.

ARC Meeting

24 May 2015

Sample Docs - 45kb PDF

ARC Meeting 2015


5 December 2014

Sample Docs - 6331kb PDF

BECS British Equity Collecting Society Information.
Guide for members.
Registration Form
Self Billing VAT Agreement
Payment Details

Keeping It Live Guide

4 December 2014

Sample Docs - 1152kb PDF

A guide for venues on how live entertainment can work for you

UK Variety Agents

1 November 2014

Sample Docs - 263kb PDF

Agents list compiled by Sally Treble

UK Walk-On Agent List

1 November 2014

Sample Docs - 97kb PDF

List compiled by Sally Treble

Live Entertainment Works! poster

29 July 2014

Sample Docs - 284kb PDF

The Live Entertainment Works! campaign has now launched. The aim of the campaign is to approach local venues asking them to display the poster supporting live entertainment and get across the message that the change in licensing law means that it is now easier to put on acts in venues with a capacity of 500 or below. For further information contact Mike Day by phone on 020 7670 0235 or

VLEC Act as Known Contract 2015

16 July 2014

miscellaneous agreements, guidelines & contracts (live) - 82kb PDF

Acts as Known Contract. Approved 16 July 2014 by Equity, The Agents’ Association (GB) and The Variety and Light Entertainment Council.

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