Be part the Selecting Committee for OPEN 2018

We are looking for four members of the Society of Scottish Artists to be part the Selecting Committee for OPEN – SSA & VAS TOGETHER 2018

The Society of Scottish Artists is an artist-led membership organisation and encourages all members to contribute to the Society and its activities. This is your opportunity to shape the presentation of our next annual exhibition, OPEN – SSA & VAS TOGETHER 2018.

What’s involved?
Part of a committee responsible for selecting artworks for the exhibition, you will view and vote on artworks submitted digitally to General Submissions.

Submissions close on Monday 6 November 2017, soon after this, you will be given access to the online voting system where you must look at each submission and cast your vote. This is done online in your own time before a specified deadline (TBC).

Previous exhibitions have attracted around 1000 submissions, this year we anticipate even more. Please be aware that looking at submissions does take time and you are required to view and vote on every work.

You will be required to attend one or two meetings during November (dates to be agreed) in Edinburgh to make the final pre-selections.

All artists who have submitted artworks will be informed whether their work has been pre-selected by midnight on Thursday 30 November 2017.

This pre-selected work will be handed into the RSA Galleries, where final selections will be made on Monday 22 January 2018, between 9am – 2pm.

All of the Selecting Committee must be available during these dates.

What are we looking for?
All members are welcome to apply. We are interested to hear from Society members who have not previously taken part in exhibition selection committees. We are also keen to receive applications from artists working in a range of disciplines and from those who live outwith Edinburgh. (Travel expenses can be covered up to a limit).

How to apply.
You can nominate yourself to be part of the Selection Committee.
We require you complete the form at the link below
Deadline: Sunday 15 October, midnight.

You will be required to submit the following:
– Your name and email address
– Up to 100 words about you, your artistic practice and why you would like to be part of the Selection Committee.
– A link to your website and/or your SSA web profile
– Specify your specialist an artistic discipline.

Please complete the form at this link.

What happens next?
The SSA membership will be invited to vote on applications and the persons with the most votes will be invited to be part of the Selection Committee.

We look forward to receiving your nomination.