International Federation of Actors

The International Federation of Actors (FIA) is a global federation of performers’ trade unions, guilds and professional associations. Founded in 1952, it represents several hundreds of thousands of performers with some 90 member organisations in more than 60 countries around the world. Its main purpose is to voice the professional interests of actors (in film, television, radio, digital media, theatre and live performance), broadcast professionals, dancers, singers, variety and circus artists, and others.

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  • Publicity shot for Dance Passport: an overhead shot of a female dancer, spinning around, but multiply exposed so her moving limbs look like the petals of a flower.
    Dance Passport
    The aim of the Dance Passport is to be a source of support for professional dancers in the context of mobility. It is a union solidarity network for dancers abroad. This scheme allows dancers who are paid-up union members in their home country to access local union support and services while working for a short period in any European country where there is a participating union.
    Posted 2 January 2019
  • FIA-FIM Manifesto on the Status of the Artist
    This Manifesto on the Status of the Artist is the outcome of cooperation between the International Federation of Actors (FIA) and the International Federation of Musicians (FIM). A joint working group drawn from the membership of the two federations has been coming together on this issue in order to share experience and concerns.
    Posted 6 September 2012
  • EuroFIA Handbook: Dancers' Career Transition
    Dancers are highly mobile professionals through the various stages of their career. This handbook compiles and analyses the data and information collected through desk research and a survey of EuroFIA members.
    Posted 8 March 2012
  • Minimum Terms and Conditions for Dancers Working Abroad
    A guidance and reference document, from 2009, from EuroFIA, the European Group of the International Federation of Actors.
    Posted 25 October 2010
  • ACTSAFE Health & Safety Guidelines
    International Federation of Actors (FIA) publishes new Health and Safety Guidelines for Live Performance, Film & Television work - a useful resource for internationally mobile performers. Available in English & French.
    Posted 15 October 2008