The BECTU Art Department Branch is made up of Art Department, Set Dec, Graphics, Drapes and Concept Artists. 

Support During the SAG-AFTRA Strike

Whilst we are in these unprecedented and difficult times we would like to direct you to a number of agencies that are able to offer help.

If you are struggling financially and/or with your mental health there are a number of options available to you with our friends at the Film & TV Charity 

People working behind the camera in film or TV can apply for Stop Gap Grants of up to £750 (for urgent financial needs). Applications can be made over the phone on 0800 054 0000 or by starting a live chat via the website. In addition, applicants may be able to work with their Wellbeing At Work Advisers who can provide 1-2-1 support to help people navigate anything from debt to mental health worries.

24/7 Support Line 

 ScreenSkills provides career support and training. The ScreenSkills bursary is a cash grant to help remove the obstacles to getting into the screen industries or progressing your career once you are in. You can apply for money to pay for most things that relate to work and continuing professional development, such as training fees, accommodation, care, disability access costs, equipment, software, and travel.

More information about the bursary and the broad range of training available can be found on the ScreenSkills website. 

For members in financial distress, you can also apply for a grant from Prospect's Benevolent Fund too via filling out the attached form and sending it to 

If you would like to join BECTU, please contact BECTU membership.

If you are struggling with paying your membership fees specifically because of the strike, please contact Membership at or 0207 346 0900 who may be able to help.