What is an Artist Card?

ARTIST CARD is basically a card associated by an organization. It represents your identity as an actor, it also represents you a member of that organization from which you are associated with.

An Artist Card is an identity card of an individual, Specially for those individuals who are in to media & entertainment industry. An Artist Card is a card that belongs to a union/association registered under trade union act 1926 of government of India.

Who needs an Artist Card?

This card is not something which you must have to work in the industry or even to get work. Most of the production houses doesn’t demand it. But in recent times few production houses have made it mandatory for an artist to have an Artist Card from a reputed organization in order to work or sign the agreement. So you might need it if you are already working in the industry or you are getting into the industry.

What are the benefits of having an this Card?

If you are having an Artist card of a reputed association then there are lots of benefits that an Artist gets in his professional journey. It not only gives you an identity as an Artist but it also protects your rights as an artist. These associations act for the welfare of artists working in the industry.

Is Artist Card Mandatory?

When an  Individual applies for an artist card they should be clear about the purpose of the card.An artist card comes with a lot of benifits such as free Legal Consultation, Background Checks, Payment recovery, Disputes at work place etc. In order to safe gaurd the interest of the artist and the production houses Artist Card is highly recommended.


To get an Artist card you will require the following documents.

  1. Duly filled Membership Form
  2. Current Address Proof (Xerox Copy of any one of these: Electricity Bill/Aadhar Card/Passport/Leave & License/PG Agreement)
  3. Permanent Address Proof (Xerox Copy of any one of these: Electricity Bill/Aadhar Card/Passport)
  4. ID Proof (Xerox copy of any one of these: Pan Card/ Passport /Aadhar Card)
  5. Two (2) Passport Size Photos

At last, let’s clear one of the very common misconception that is “Does having an Artist Card will help them to get work”?

You must understand that having Artist card has nothing to do with you getting work. Getting work totally depends on the factors like your skills, requirements and many other things. Artist card is just for the welfare of an Artist.

If you still have any further question you can Contact us.

Artist Card – Application Form