General Submissions Selection Committee

We are looking for 3 members of the Society of Scottish Artists to be part of the General Submissions Selection Committee for 123rd Annual Exhibition.

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.


You will be part of a committee of 6 people responsible for selecting artworks for the exhibition, you will view and vote on artworks submitted digitally through the general submissions open call.

After the submission deadline has passed, you will be given access to the online voting system where you will have two weeks to look at each submission and cast your vote. This is done online in your own time before Thursday 26 August 2021.

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 a full-day meeting in Edinburgh on Sunday 29 August 2021 to make the final pre-selections. You must be available on this date.

All of the selection committee must be available to assist with the hanging and arranging of the exhibition on the following dates: 24th, 25th, and 26th October 2021.


All members are welcome to apply. We are interested to hear from Society members who have not previously taken part in exhibition selection committees and from those who live outwith Edinburgh. (Travel expenses can be covered up to a limit).


You can nominate yourself to be part of the Selection Committee by completing the following form here (submissions now closed).

Deadline: Thursday 29 July, midnight.

The Professional Members of the SSA Council will consider applications on Tuesday 3rd August and select 3 members to join the selection Selection Committee.

We look forward to receiving your nomination. 


Deadline to apply: Thursday 29 July 2021

Notification and access to voting: Tuesday 3 August 2021

Selection completed: Thursday 26 August 2021

Selection meeting: Sunday 29 August 2021

Hanging and arranging: Sunday 24th, Monday 25th, and Tuesday 26th October 2021.