Join Us

Be part of an active network of artists and an artist-run Society which has consistently been at the cutting edge of artistic developments in Scotland and is part of the living tradition of all that is best in Scottish art.

Enjoy *FREE submission of works to the Annual Exhibition (half price for Student Members), a lower hanging fee and commission rate, and an invitation to the Private View.

Promote your work with a FREE online profile page on the SSA website in our ARTISTS section and by posting your exhibitions and events to our News & Opportunities area.

Substantial discounts at many of Scotland’s largest art suppliers and more (see below for details).

Apply to member opportunities for exhibitions and special projects, including the Engramme Artists Exchange and the Eichstätt Lithography Residency.

Regular newsletters emailed directly to you.

Get involved by having the right to vote for President, Council and Exhibition Selection and Hanging Committees.

*All art works are selected anonymously. No membership type guarantees selection.

To become a member of the SSA simply decide which payment option suits you best (further information below) then click the button to fill in our online registration form.

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

Please do not use this form if you are simply renewing your Annual Membership. This form is for NEW Student and Ordinary Members only. If you have a question about a current or outstanding membership, please contact us through our CONTACT page.




Membership Subscription Costs

Student Membership (matriculation card required) costs just £10 per year.
Ordinary Membership (open to all) costs just £40 a year.


Payment options:

Pay monthly or annually (Click here for further information)


SSA Members’ Discounts

Membership of the Society allows you access to a wide range of valuable benefits and we are grateful to the following businesses for the support that they continue to offer. NB: A valid membership card will be required to access these benefits.

  • Artmedia
    104 Church St, Inverness, IV1 1EP, 01463 222986
    10% of all art supplies (excluding special offers)
  • Arthire – The Artists Frameshop
    WASPS Studios, 77 Hanson Street, Glasgow, G31 2HF, 0141 550 0101
    10% off all framing
  • Artstore
    94 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3AQ, 0141 221 1101
    20% off artists’ supplies (member must get discount card directly from Artstore)
  • Cameo Cinema
    38 Home St, Edinburgh, EH3 9LZ, Box Office: 0871 902 5723
    Concession prices for all films
  • 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
  • Peter Potter Gallery
    10 The Sands, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3EY, 01620 822 080
    5% discount in the craft shop
  • 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

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