Cultural Organisation

Society of Scottish Artists




The Society of Scottish Artists is an artist-led, not-for-profit organisation with over 900 members from across Scotland and beyond. 

Run by artists for artists, the Society is led by a team of volunteers, each elected by the members and working together to create opportunities for artists. 

The Society does not receive any public funding. We support each other to organise, present and promote exhibitions and events, as well as offering a platform for discussion and sharing. 

Founded in 1891, the Society of Scottish Artists held its first Annual Exhibition in the Royal Scottish Academy Gallery in the heart of Edinburgh. Today continues in the spirit of its founders, to show the controversial and the unexpected and to give hanging space to new artists of promise.