We are committed as a society to supporting and exhibiting a diverse range of contemporary Scottish art, in a wide variety of media - including drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, photography, jewellery, ceramics and sculpture.

Membership offers the following benefits:

  • An online profile and portfolio
  • Reduced submission fees for the Annual Exhibition
  • Guaranteed inclusion in the members section of the Annual Exhibition
  • Participate in satellite exhibitions throughout the country
  • Promotion of your events and exhibitions to our 5000+ followers on Facebook and Twitter
  • Contact with and support of a community of artists
  • Awards and Prizes exclusive to VAS members
  • Discounted rates on tickets to VAS events
  • 10% discount at Detail Framing Studio in Tollcross
  • £5 off your next order at Great Art

Our membership year runs from 1st February - 31st January, but you can join at any time. 

Are you are eligible for our Free Membership Fund? Please email us at for more information.


Associate Membership


Aimed at art students, artists who have graduated in the last three years and artists under 25 years of age. Its main purpose is to provide a low cost membership for young people who might otherwise be unable to afford the full cost of membership.

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Ordinary Membership

£36 PER YEAR ( £28 concession)

Ordinary Membership is aimed at people whose interests are in the Visual Arts. Ordinary members must show a commitment and a sense of creativity in the artwork they produce, though the making of visual art may not be the sole or primary occupation of the member

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Professional Membership

£50 PER YEAR ( £38 concession)

Professional Membership is by election only and new members must be nominated by two existing professional members. Professional membership is aimed at working artists who are actively creating and exhibiting work and people whose main occupation is in the creation or promotion of the visual arts.

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