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As a CHASS member, your organisation can be a part of an essential network for communication and collaboration across the diverse disciplines and institutions operating in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) sector in Australia.

Now is the time to strengthen your organisation’s voice and presence in the sector, and CHASS’s membership can start you on your way.

Membership is open to organisations with an interest in the future of HASS in Australia. Our membership subscriptions are on an anniversary model giving you 12 months membership from the date that you join or renew.

If you would like your organisation to become a member and would like more information about how to apply, please contact us:

A list of current membership benefits can be viewed by the green button below:

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Current Members

Details about the variety of members CHASS has can be found on our website here. 

Membership Categories

Learned Academies; National Peak Bodies with core HASS interest
Includes organisations with a core interest in HASS, and mandate to develop HASS strength in Australia and to foster knowledge transfer. These organisations represent leading researchers and administrators, are likely to include a range of disciplines and have a clear interest in policy advocacy and connecting education and practitioner groups.

University Partners – Institutional membership
Universities have a clear interest in building the profile and awareness of the contribution of HASS to Australia. Universities joining at this partnership level gain representation for the range of faculties, schools and collaborative research centres which provide opportunities for HASS studies and research at their campuses. Membership covers all areas and levels of the university, with partners nominating a senior contact to manage membership and involvement in CHASS’s activities.

University faculties and units from non-partner universities
Universities that cover HASS in a single faculty or other functional groups can link their activities with CHASS’s network through membership in this category.

National councils, institutions and major peak bodies
For national institutions and peak bodies, CHASS provides an opportunity to network with peer organisations and understand relevant issues across the sector. It is for organisations with a narrower discipline focus than bodies in the first category. It includes organisations involved in training and Arts practice and those involved in research and allows libraries and museums to connect to organisations with expertise in specific disciplines. With an increasing focus on multidisciplinary approaches to policy, and governments seeking a coordinated response to reviews and consultation processes, CHASS membership provides peak bodies and national institutions a point where they can test their views and coordinate consultation with the Australian Government.

Research centres, training and collecting institutions

Many university/industry-based research centres are partnerships across universities and business. CHASS gives these centres entry to a network actively promoting and advocating for collaboration and innovation. Training institutions in the HASS area are at the forefront of providing the creative skills and developing talent in new areas of the economy and creative arts – CHASS’s network links them with peers across the country and in universities, as well as providing links to industry and practitioner groups.

Large practitioner and professional associations, learned societies
For flagship associations for artists and arts organisations, industry groups including the professional associations in collecting professionals; major associations for academic researchers and university-based teachers in specific disciplines; and teacher organisations in key HASS areas. CHASS provides these societies and associations with a sector-wide network and news, and events based on the urgent issues under policy review.

Smaller practitioner, business associations and learned societies
This category is for part-time and voluntary non-profits, smaller societies of academic researchers and teachers in specific disciplines. CHASS offers a network to access sector-wide news and events and to bring your organisation and its goals to the attention of the sector.