Join the SSA Council

Image: SSA|VAS OPEN 2019-2020 (installation detail)

Deadline: Monday 20 January 2020

The Society of Scottish Artists Council runs entirely on a voluntary basis. The Council is made up of the President, Vice Presidents, Professional, Artist and Honorary members who all give their time and individual skills and experience to the organisation.  

Being a part of the council is a hands-on and challenging role, it can be busy but is also enormously rewarding.  It is a wonderful opportunity to meet and work with artists from across many disciplines and to understand the importance of the SSA both historically and creatively but also how we fit into the future of the wider Scottish cultural landscape. 

As a member of the council, you will be involved in promoting the Society, creating opportunities for fellow members through exhibitions and exchanges, fundraising, and producing our Annual Exhibition.  

We are looking for people who have not served on council previously and have time, energy and ideas to bring to the Society and to its development.  

Council members take up the role for 3 years after which they stand down. Members attend meetings approximately every 4-6 weeks as well as sitting on exhibition committees and subgroups. An additional time commitment is required for the development of projects and the organisation of the Annual Exhibition. 

This year we are looking for three Professional Member and one Artist Member to join the council.  

HOW TO APPLY: You can put your name forward by emailing with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Up to 150 words about you, the skills and experience you can bring and why you would like to be part of the Council.
  • A link to your website and/or your SSA web profile 

Deadline: Monday 20 January 2020

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? The President and Council will consider nominations and if we receive more applications than the number of members required the SSA membership will be invited to vote on applications and the persons with the most votes will be invited to join council at the AGM on Sunday 26 January 2020, 11am.   

We look forward to receiving your nomination.

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