Can anyone join the Union? Do I need a degree?
Any visual or applied artist working in Scotland who meets at least two of our membership criteria can join. These are not difficult for most professionals. Holding a degree is one of the listed criteria, but it carries no more weight than any other; non-graduates are very welcome! Check out our criteria.
We offer membership at two levels so that less established artists and arts administrators can also join. Both Associate (meets any two criteria) and Full Members (any four) can access all benefits including insurance, but voting rights and some posts within the Executive Committee are restricted to Full Members. Established criteria are necessary to give the Union professional status and thereby credibility when we speak on artists' behalf.