Join Us

The Society of Scottish Artists is delighted to welcome new members at any time.

Membership types

Artist Member – £40 a year (Student Member – £10 a year)
Membership is open to all artists at any stage of their career working anywhere in the world.

Associate Member – £20 a year
Membership is open to anyone who wishes to support the Society and keep up to date with news. This membership is also suited to curators, gallerists, educators and those with a professional interest in contemporary art in Scotland.

Membership Benefits

Exclusive benefits just for Artist and Student Members:
– Free submission to our Annual Exhibition and reduced hanging fees.*
– Your own profile page on the Society’s website.
– Apply to international residency opportunities including the Engramme Artists Exchange and the Eichstätt Lithography Residency.
– Exhibiting opportunities throughout the year.
– Apply for Professional Membership of the Society.
– Artists Members also have the opportunity to shape the future of the Society with full voting rights, by joining our Council and being part of our Annual Exhibition Committees.

For all members including Associate Members:
– Promotion of your art events and exhibitions to our 6000+ followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
– Find support and advice from fellow artists and professionals in our lively Facebook Group.
– Receive monthly email newsletters.
– Invitations to exhibitions, networking opportunities and social events

All members are welcome to get involved in the creation of events and exhibitions and are encouraged to participate and contribute to activities throughout the year.

To become a member simply fill in our online registration form



Then make a payment at this page

Please note membership registration is processed by our administrator on receipt of your form and payment. You will normally receive your membership confirmation within 2 working days.

SSA Members’ Discounts

Plus, all members can enjoy the following discounts from our partners:

Arthire – The Artists Frameshop
WASPS Studios, 77 Hanson Street, Glasgow, G31 2HF, 0141 550 0101
10% off all framing

Greyfriars Art Shop
1 Greyfriars Place, Edinburgh, EH12QQ, 0131 225 4600
20 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6HZ 0131 556 6565
35 Scott Street Perth, PH1 5EH, 01738 624 540
10% off on artists’ supplies

Henderson Art Shop
28a Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, EH4 1HN, 0131 332 7800
10% off artists’ supplies

Miller’s Art Shop
28 Stockwell St, Glasgow, G1 4RT, 0141 553 1660
10% off artists’ supplies

Step Gallery Framing
3A Jamaica St, South Lane, Edinburgh, EH3 6HG, 0131 225 8947
10% off framing own work 1-3 pieces
20% off 4 or more the same
15% off 4 or more different frames or sizes

Detail Framing Studio
5 Lochrin Place
0131 229 3324
10% off framing

NB: A valid membership card will be required to access these benefits.
*All artworks are selected anonymously. No membership type guarantees selection.
** Find out more about Professional Membership





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