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


Art Department and Set Decoration - New to the Industry Advice Webinar

In collaboration with Filmbase, Bectu Art Department branch are holding a New to the Industry Advice Webinar. A panel of experienced Art Department and Set Decoration crew will answer questions on how to get into the industry, make contacts and what it's like to work in Art Department and Set Decoration on low budget to major motion pictures. Click here to find out more.

Back to Work and Covid-19 Updates

Please check out our Covid-19 page for the latest updates on getting back to work and financial advice for freelancers.

Work towards preparing for IR35 continues!

Having been delayed, the new IR35 rule is still due to take effect in April 2021. We have now submitted a full list of art department job titles to our rep who will be having ongoing discussions with HMRC to try and ensure all of our membership are still able to work off-payroll going forward.

The Art Department AGM was held on the 14th May with a record attendance of over 130 people!

The evening was packed full of information on the current Covid-19 situation and we had a huge number of people wanting to join the committee and get involved.

For any members who weren't able to attend you can watch the AGM online here.

Thank you to everyone who nominated themselves to be on the new committee. Click here to Meet your Committee.

The LPD Art Department Branch now has 584 members*!

We are thrilled to see a surge in new members, with over 250 people joining since the start of lockdown. We are keen to continue to increase our membership. If you are not a member yet, please head to our Join Us page to read the benefits of becoming one.

*Count as of 23rd Oct 2020

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

If you are currently unemployed, you can join at a reduced rate of £5 per month.