Danish Actors' Association

The Danish Actors' Association (Danish: Dansk Skuespillerforbund, DSF) is a trade union representing actors, dancers, choreographers and opera singers in Denmark.[1]

The union was founded in 1904 by Karl Mantzius, as one of the first actors' unions in the world. It initially focused on improving the pay and reducing the working hours of actors, and also on boosting their social status. In 1910, it for the first time signed an agreement with theatre owners in Copenhagen. It now also has agreements covering film and television, and works closely with the Danish copyright organisations.[2]

The union was a member of the Confederation of Professionals in Denmark for many years, and since 2019 has been part of its successor, the Danish Trade Union Confederation. At various times, it has worked closely with other unions in the industry, such as the Association of Danish Stage Instructors, the Association of Danish Scenographers, and the Film Workers' Association.[2]

The union is affiliated to the International Federation of Actors, and the Nordic Acting Council. In 2018, it had 1,964 members.[2]

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  1. ^ "The Danish Actors Association". Culture360. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Dansk Skuespillerforbund". Den Store Danske. Gyldendal. Retrieved 21 February 2020.