Performers and Entertainers Guild of Lochac
This is the current charter for the Performers and Entertainers Guild of Lochac.
The purpose of this guild shall be to:
- Practise performance arts in the style of the Medieval and Renaissance periods;
- Further research and study of period performance style and techniques;
- Make available information on all aspects of period performance as it pertains to the SCA;
- To educate, encourage and foster an awareness of performance arts within the populace;
- To promote advancement through the guild by the performance of period material or material in a
document able period style.
- Membership to the guild is non-restrictive and members choose their own level of involvement,
and whether they wish to be ranked.
- All members of the Guild shall observe and abide by the ordinances and governances of the
- Any person expressing an interest in joining the guild will be admitted as a guild member.
There are four (4) main Categories:
- Dextrous Arts - Inc. jugglers, tumblers etc
- Dramatic Arts - Inc. play actors, directors and writers for this category
- Music/Voice - Inc. singers, poets, conductors and writers for this category
- Instrumental - Inc. instrumental players, conductors and writers for this category
- Writers fall under the category that they write for. In order to advance the
writer must have their work performed by a performer of their choice in line
with standard advancement guidelines.
- Conductors fall under the category that they conduct for. In order for a
conductor to advance they must organise performances to display their
ability in line with standard advancement guidelines.
- To achieve a rank the member must complete the required tasks set forth for the desired level.
- The requirements for all performance pieces, in all levels, are that the performance be of a
documentable period piece or an original piece written in a documented period style.
- Performances should also, as much as is possible, be in a documentable period manner or style.
- To master a category performances must be presented at an SCA event. It is the desire of this
guild to integrate with the Autocrats and populace of the Kingdom, therefore performance
arrangements are to be made with the event Autocrat or their appointed entertainment organiser.
- Pieces for ranking progress will be commented on by at least two fellow members of the Guild (or
3 members of the members Barony/Shire/group).
- For articles to be counted towards advancement they must detail a process of entertainment or
be a documented research topic.
- For all pieces period documentation must be supplied with any adaptations noted. Any entry in
Kingdom or Principality competitions will be considered as one category and will require no
further comment. Forms will be made available to record above information.
- Individual guild members are responsible for their own progress forms. Each member must
collect colleague’s comments and send the form and a copy of documentation to the Guild
administrator following the presentation. Failure to do this prevents rise in ranking.
- Comment forms for the advancement can be received from the Guild administrator
To become a novice a guild member must perform 1 piece at an official SCA event.
To become an Apprentice the Novice must have performed 1 different piece (documentable
period piece or in a documentable period style) at 3 separate official events (total 3 pieces). An increase in technical and performance skills is also expected during this time.
To become a Journeyman the Apprentice must have performed or entertained 1 different piece
(documentable period piece or in a documentable period style) at 5 separate official events (total 5
pieces). The Apprentice must also write one article for the guild publication and present a Collegium. An
increase in technical and performance skills is also expected during this time.
To become a Guild-Meister the Journeyman must have performed 1 different piece
(documentable period piece or in a documentable period style) at 10 separate official events (total 10
pieces). The Journeyman must also have organised the entire entertainment for a major recognised
official event (eg. Crown Tourney feast, Invest, Devest for Royals or Baronies, etc) or a major or
prominent local event as approved by the Provost. The journeyman must also have written 3 articles for the guild publication and presented 3 Collegia. An increase in technical and performance skills is also expected during this time.
Provost of Entertainers
- The administrative head of the Guild is called the Provost of Entertainers and may be of any rank.
The Guild administrator must keep a current list of members and reply to their correspondence.
Each member’s rank and progress must be recorded and filed. He or she must maintain and
augment any guild resources or index. The guild administrator reports to their Majesties, Lochac
Arts and Sciences and Lochac Seneschal prior to Twelfth Night. The Guild administrator may or
may not be the Chronicler.
- The Provost is responsible for maintaining the records of the Guild including the members
- This office shall be held for two years, or until the office can no longer be fulfilled. The new
Provost shall be chosen by the outgoing Provost after due consideration of the submitted
- The Chronicler shall publish 'The Muse', the magazine of the Guild.
- The position shall be treated as any other Chroniclers position held in the society and is subject to the same rulings as found in corpora.
The Guild Champion is the winner of the performance competition held at festival every year.
The Guild Champion holds the position for 12 months and is responsible for organising the
competition at festival the following year. The position may not be held for consecutive years.
The Kings Minstrel is a competition held by the Crown, for the Crown to find a performer of their liking for their reign. It is held on the whim of the Crown and although may involve guild members in its running, has no formal affiliation with the guild
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