The International Federation of Actors (FIA) is a well-established and experienced trade union organisation.

Set up in 1952 by Equity in the United Kingdom and the Syndicat Français des Artistes-Inteprètes in France, FIA quickly established itself as a reliable voice for professional performers across national borders. FIA’s founding fathers soon realised that professional issues affecting performers would increasingly transcend national boarders, requiring international solutions arising from the cooperation between national performers’ unions.

At the heart of FIA’s work, from the start, has been the commitment to promoting decent working conditions for performers across the world. A commitment even more relevant in a context of fast technological change and increasingly globalised creative industry.

After more than 60 years and a membership spread across all continents, FIA has become a truly global trade union federation.

This section of our website intends to highlight the most meaningful moments in the History of our federation. Relevant archive materials are included whenever possible.