Why should I become a VAS Member?

Feb 29th 2024


VAS Membership is available to all artists across Scotland and beyond (we have membership in Scotland, UK and internationally. We champion a wide range of visual and applied arts disciplines. You can be early in your career or a well established artist - the VAS community is broad with over 1,200 members.


Why join?

2024 is packed full of exciting opportunities for our Members:

  • Then And Now: One Hundred Years of VAS - Centenary Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

  • TATHA Gallery exhibition in Fife

  • A partnership exhibition with Scottish Ornithologists’ Club (SOC) in Aberlady

  • VAS members stall at the Borders Art Fair 

  • An exhibition and maker’s market at Dalkeith Palace

  • We will also be facilitating a number of artist residency opportunities throughout Scotland and the UK 


Other member highlights include:

  • An online profile and portfolio on the VAS website

  • Reduced (and often free) fees for the Annual Exhibition

  • Guaranteed inclusion in the members section of the Annual Exhibition

  • Access to VAS Member residencies (short-term and long-term)

  • Participate in satellite exhibitions throughout the country

  • Promotion of events and exhibitions to our 15,000 + followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

  • Contact and support from a community of artists

  • An exclusive VAS Members Facebook page - our online platforms provide an important space for networking and the sharing of ideas, artwork, and dialogue.”

  • Awards and Prizes exclusive to VAS Members

  • Discounted rates on tickets to VAS events

  • 10% Discount at Greyfriars Art, Edinburgh

  • 10% discount at Detail Framing Studio

For most of these opportunities you MUST be a VAS member. 


How to become a Member:

There are varying levels of membership and prices. See below:

Associate Member (£24) - this has increased from £20 ( £2 per month overall) *

Ordinary Member (£40) - this has increased from £36 (£3.30 per month overall) *

Professional Member (£54) - this has increased from £50 (£4.16 per month overall) *

*All less than the price of an Iced Cappuccino!


Membership & Payment Details

Membership will run annually from the date you make your first payment and from the 1st of March 2024 until the 1st of March 2025. You can cancel at any time. We will no longer be using the PayPal subscription plan model and request that Members pay their fee by setting up an annual Standing Order or pay by direct bank transfer. We kindly request that you pay your renewal by the 31st March 2024. Any queries, please email members@visualartsscotland.org.

Please use the reference MEMBER SUBS and make your payment by 31st March 2024 to:

Visual Arts Scotland

Royal Bank of Scotland

Account Number: 10019027

Sort code: 83 51 00


Any questions, please contact membership@visualartsscotland.org.