Professional Member

£50 per year

Artists may stand for election as Professional Members after two consecutive years of SSA membership. Our Professional Members all practise actively and professionally in the visual arts, and have been selected to exhibit in at least two SSA exhibitions. They are elected annually by a Professional Members Selection Committee. Professional Members have all the benefits enjoyed by our Artist Members and, in addition, may submit up to four works at the Annual Exhibitions. They are the only members entitled to use the post-nominal SSA.


  • Free submission of up to four works to the SSA Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy
  • A profile page on our website
  • Free entry to exhibitions exclusively for Professional Members
  • Exclusive prizes and awards
  • Lower commission on exhibition sales
  • 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