We are thrilled to announce our SSA Members’ Professional Development Programme, which we have developed in association with an exciting range of partners, experts and other arts organisations. 

The programme, which will run throughout October and November, is packed with online tutorials, workshops and webinars that will be available exclusively to current SSA Members. 

Booking details will be shared soon – watch this space!

Get Your Project Funded 
Wednesday 7 October, 7pm

Looking for funding but don’t know where to start, or keep missing out on the same funding pot? Learn how to find different funding streams and make a convincing case for support in this invaluable live session with arts and charity consultant Emma Collins

Presenting Your Artwork
Thursday 15 October, 7pm

Get vital advice on the final presentation of your artwork. SSA president and framer Jamie McAteer will guide members through every stage of getting an artwork ready for an exhibition. 

Photographing Your Artwork
Thursday 22 October, 2pm

We are teaming up with national artwork photography specialists Art UK for an essential session on photographing your 2D or 3D artwork at home or in the studio. Get professional, expert advice on lighting, backdrops and editing during this live webinar. www.artuk.org

Writing About Your Practice
Thursday 29 October, 6.30pm

Learn how to write a clear and effective artist statement and get expert tips on writing applications for exhibitions, residencies and funding from one of Scotland’s best known and most experienced arts writers – critical writer, editor and researcher Moira Jeffrey

Wednesday 4 November, 11am

We’re kicking off November joined by three of Scotland’s internationally-recognised residency centres – Cove Park, Hospitalfield and The Royal Drawing School – for a live panel discussion covering everything you’ve ever wanted to know about art residencies.

Be Your Own Publicist
Thursday 12 November, 6:30pm

With your online presence more important than ever, find out how to get publicity through the press and social media during this informal meeting run by SSA President and social media expert Olivia Turner, and SSA Vice-President and former journalist Rhona Taylor.

Working With Galleries 
Date – to be confirmed

We’re very pleased to be joined by four exceptional Scottish arts organisations for a panel discussion offering information and advice on working and exhibiting with galleries: Peacock Visual Arts, Tatha Gallery, Travelling Gallery and An Tobar.

Building Your Archive 
Friday 27 November, 3pm

We will be finishing this fantastic programme by partnering with archiving experts The Art360 Foundation for a workshop on developing your own archive – get practical advice on transforming your artworks and material into an organised and accessible resource. www.art360foundation.org.uk

We have developed this programme to support our members while our exhibitions are postponed or cancelled, and we hope everyone will take advantage of the opportunity to attend the events. The programme is available exclusively to current members of the SSA, and we expect events to be very popular. Places are limited, and advance registration is essential. Full details on registration to follow, so keep your eyes peeled for our next announcement! 

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