Student Membership

£10 per year

Student membership is open to anyone studying art, either full-time or part-time, at higher education level. Joining the SSA means becoming part of a supportive community of artists, having access to a professional network that extends far beyond your academic colleagues, and getting the opportunity to exhibit alongside established artists.

The SSA has encouraged new, young and emerging artists since it was founded; we value our Student Members as important contributors to our community, and encourage them to remain part of the SSA throughout their careers.


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

Application Form