Artist Membership

£40 per year

We welcome all artists at any stage of their careers to join as Artist Members. Becoming a member of the SSA means joining a long tradition of artists in Scotland, while also being part of a thriving and active contemporary art organisation.  As well as providing opportunities, promotion and support, we also encourage networking between our members through our engaging programme of artists’ talks, presentations and social events. Artist Members who fulfil the eligibility requirements may stand for election as Professional Members after two years.


  • Free submission to shows including the SSA Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy
  • A profile page on our website
  • Exclusive prizes and awards
  • Free submission to Scottish and international residency programmes including the Marchmont House Residency in the Scottish Borders, Engramme Artists Exchange in Canada and the Eichstätt Lithography Residency in Germany
  • 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
  • Being part of a global network of artists
  • Local opportunities through our Satellite Associates
  • Invitations to social events and exhibition previews

Application Form