Join Us

The Society of Scottish Artists is made up of a broad and vibrant community of artists and supporters, and our different membership options reflect that. Our membership ethos is one of inclusivity – all artists and supporters of the visual arts are welcome to join us, regardless of nationality or where you live. We invite you to join our growing international community, support our work, and take advantage of the full range of opportunities, benefits and partner discounts that come with being a valued member of the SSA.

Members’ Benefits include

  • Free submission to shows including the SSA Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy or related external venue.
  • A profile page on our website
  • Scottish and international residency programmes
  • Entry to prizes and awards
  • Promotion of your work and events across our newsletter and social media platforms with more than 6000 followers
  • Access to exclusive members’ workshops and resources, including our Professional Development Programme
  • Local opportunities and networking through our Satellite Associates
  • Invitations to social events, artists’ talks and exhibition previews

Student Membership


per year

We invite current art students to become valued members of our community, and gain access to our extensive programme of opportunities to help develop their practice

Graduate Membership


per year

Artists who graduated in the past two years can access all the benefits of SSA membership at a reduced rate, as part of our commitment to supporting early-career artists

Artist Membership


per year

Artists at any stage of their career, of any nationality and working anywhere in the world are welcome to join our global community and access our dynamic programme

Professional Membership


per year

Professional membership is by election only, and is awarded to a number of eligible Artist Members each year in recognition of their work, dedication and achievements

Associate Membership


per year

We invite all our friends and supporters to join our growing network, support our work and members, and enjoy many of the benefits and discounts available to our artists