The Society of Scottish Artists is an artist-led, not-for-profit organisation with over 1000 members from across Scotland and beyond.

The Society of Scottish Artists welcomes new members at any time. You do not need to be Scottish or live in Scotland to join.

Membership types

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

Student Member – £10 a year
Student Membership is open to all students studying art or a related discipline full time or part-time.

Graduate Member – £20 a year
Graduate Membership is open to all recent graduates who have completed studies art or a related discipline within the last 2 years.

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, Student and GraduateMembers:
– 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.
– Guaranteed inclusion in the members’ small works display as part of the Annual Exhibition
– 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.
– Contact and 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.

*All artworks are selected anonymously. No membership type guarantees selection.
** Find out more about Professional Membership