Picture Archive Councel of America
Types Of Membership

General Member   flags

Eligibility: General Membership is open to any individual or entity that meets the following requirements:

  • Has a collection of images
  • Makes images accessible for purposes of licensing and distribution either directly or indirectly to licensees
  • Maintains an address with a physical office or headquarters
  • Signs off on Code of Ethics as incorporated in the membership application form
  • Located in the United States or Canada
  • Fulfills any membership requirements as set by the Membership Committee and approved by the Executive Committee

Benefits: All General Members have the following rights and privileges:

  • Voting privilege
  • Designation of listed individuals who can receive mailings, participate in and attend meetings and vote if designated to do so
  • Legal handbook download—which includes standard business language on standard contracts, releases, etc
  • Receipt of all newsletters, legal updates, surveys and all other regular meeting announcements and notices
  • Access to password protected member’s area of the PACA website, listing in membership roster on the website and hotlink to member website from PACA website
  • Right to display PACA logo in appropriate area and manner
  • Invitation to all PACA meetings including the annual, international and others
  • Participate in “member only” classified ads on the website
  • Participation in online “PACA talk” discussion forum
  • Other privileges as set by the Executive Committee

Application Process: All General Membership applicants must download, complete and sign the appropriate application form, sign the PACA Code of Ethics, and submit the application (along with membership dues payment) to the Membership Committee Head. (Contact information for the current Membership Committee Head in included in the application form.)


International Member   flags

Eligibility: International Membership is open to any individual or entity that meets the requirements of a General Member but does not staff an office in the United States or Canada.

Benefits:

  • Designation of listed individuals who can receive mailings and participate in and attend meetings
  • Legal handbook download—which includes standard business language on standard contracts, releases, etc
  • Receipt of all newsletters, legal updates, surveys and all other regular meeting announcements and notices
  • Access to password protected member’s area of the PACA website, listing in membership roster on the website and hotlink to member website from PACA website
  • Right to display PACA logo in appropriate area and manner
  • Invitation to all PACA meetings including the annual, international and others
  • Participate in “member only” classified ads on the website
  • Participation in online “PACA talk” discussion forum
  • Other privileges as set by the Executive Committee

Application Process: All International Membership applicants must download, complete and sign the appropriate application form, sign the PACA Code of Ethics, and submit the application (along with membership dues payment) to the Membership Committee Head. (Contact information for the current Membership Committee Head in included in the application form.)


Friend Of PACA

Eligibility: Friend Of PACA Membership is open to any individual who once was, and is not now, working for a PACA member company, and wishes to remain involved with the organization or other individual, who is active in the stock photography community and wishes to become involved in PACA, provided that such individual does not fit into any other membership category and is approved by the majority of the Executive Committee.

Benefits:

  • Invitation to all PACA meetings including the annual, international and others. PACA reserves the right to restrict certain portions of the Annual meeting to voting members.
  • Access to password protected member’s area of the PACA website and listing in membership roster on the website
  • Right to display PACA logo in appropriate area and manner
  • Receipt of all newsletters, legal updates, surveys and all other regular meeting announcements and notices
  • Participation in online “PACA talk” discussion forum
  • Other privileges as set by the Executive Committee

Application Process: All Friend Of PACA applicants must download, complete and sign the appropriate application form, sign the PACA Code of Ethics, and submit the application (along with membership dues payment) to the Membership Committee Head. (Contact information for the current Membership Committee Head in included in the application form.)


Corporate Sponsor

Eligibility: Corporate Sponsorship is open to any entity or individual that meets the following requirements:

  • Maintains an address with a physical office or headquarters
  • Signs off on Code of Ethics as incorporated in the membership application form
  • Shares, supports, and upholds the interests of the Council for its growth and its voice on matters of member interests within the industry
  • Does not engage in the licensing or sale of images to other businesses, or in association with other businesses

Benefits: Corporate Sponsors can choose from five levels of participation. Benefits commensurate with each level are as follows:

Platinum
Committee membership, free event display at all PACA conferences where displays are available, two free event attendees for two meetings, website link, listing in all PACA promotional materials and free insertion of marketing materials in conference packets.
Gold
Committee Membership, 50% discount on Event Display at all Conferences where displays are available, one free event attendee for two meetings, Website link, Listing in all PACA Promotional Materials and free insertion of marketing materials in conference packets.
Silver
Committee Membership, one free event attendee for two meetings, website link, and listing in all PACA Promotional Materials.
Bronze
Committee Membership, one free event attendee for one meeting, website link, and listing in all PACA Promotional Materials.
Copper
Open to one-person companies only. Committee Membership, website link, and listing in all PACA Promotional Materials.
 

Benefits available to all levels of corporate sponsorship include the following:

  • Receipt of all newsletters, legal updates, surveys and all other regular meeting announcements and notices
  • Access to password protected member’s area of the PACA website, listing in membership roster on the website and hotlink to member website from PACA website
  • Right to display PACA logo in appropriate area and manner
  • Invitation to all PACA meetings including the annual, international and others
  • Participation in online “PACA talk” discussion forum
  • Other privileges as set by the Executive Committee.

Application Process: All Corporate Sponsor applicants must download, complete and sign the appropriate application form, sign the PACA Code of Ethics, and submit the application (along with membership dues payment) to the Membership Committee Head. (Contact information for the current Membership Committee Head in included in the application form.)

Please direct all inquiries to the Membership Committee Chair head at membership@pacaoffice.org or PACA's Executive Director, Cathy Aron, at execdirector@pacaoffice.org or 949/282-5065.