About the VAC

The Voice Acting Club (VAC) is an online community with a simple mission: to create a central space for voice actors and content creators to connect and get their needs met---whether it’s connecting voice talent with project developers, educating and mentoring aspiring talent, or simply having a place for like-minded people to discuss and hang out.

The VAC forums originally existed from 2005-2010 as a simple means of connecting Flash animators with online voice talent. Around Christmas of 2016, it was rebooted as a brand-new community---made to address the needs of both the growing online creative community as well as voice actors around the world. With the launch of our Discord server in 2017, our community quickly grew to over 2,500 members. Today, the VAC serves as a central online community for voice actors of all levels, from hobbyist to professional. We aim to provide all-inclusive resources such as tutorials, advice, auditions, social events, workshops, and much more.


Forums

The Voice Acting Club forums are home to auditions for a variety of projects---from indie games to YouTube videos to narration and more. We also have a large resource of helpful guides and articles that encompass everything from acting technique to setting up your home studio space to having a professional mindset when it comes to auditions.


Discord| Top

Our Discord server is the place where members of our community gather daily to chat about the voice acting field, ask for audio gear recommendations, post demos and casting calls, or just hang out.

Please read the rules upon joining!

Indie Rate Guide | Top

Why have an “indie rate guide”?

  • Nearly every day, conversations come up on our server from newer voice actors wondering what is appropriate to charge when indie/online content creators ask “send me your rates”. With no discernible standard for these smaller-scale projects, actor rates tend to be all over the place and it can be stressful for less experienced actors trying to figure out what to ask for. Shoot too low and you undervalue your time and worth, but shoot too high and it can cost you a chance at the job. What to do?

  • Industry standard rates for character work are almost always listed in a per-hour format, as these projects tend to be recorded in-studio with a live director. However, per-hour rates don’t always suit online creators who aren’t directing their projects live and need a per-line or per-word model instead.

  • While we strongly recommend consulting the excellent resource that is the GVAA Rate Guide (www.voratecard.com) for any sort of industry work, the reality is that many of these small-time, low-budget projects (often made by students or other young people) simply do not have the budget that a major studio or commercial company does. They want to collaborate with online up-and-coming voice talent who are able to help them out for prices within their limited budget.

  • Sometimes, projects that say “include your rates as part of your audition” end up becoming a race to the bottom. It is unfair to force talent into a “bidding war” based on who charges the lowest, and ultimately hurts the community in terms of everyone being able to ask for fair payment.

  • An easy-to-reference rate guide will help up-and-coming voice talent feel confident in what to ask for on low-budget indie projects while also not alienating small-time content creators who can’t afford industry standard rates.