Join the world's biggest and friendliest art society!
The SAA offers a wide variety of benefits to our members, making SAA membership the perfect choice for artists of all ages and ability levels.
The ‘PAINT’ Newsletter
Our inspirational newsletter will be on your doorstep every two months. Featuring articles, step-by-step instruction from professional artists, and so much more, it’s the perfect way to learn new techniques and find inspiration! Members can also have their artwork published in the Member’s Gallery. more....
The sense of ‘belonging’
All of our members know they can turn to us for help and advice, plus we provide lots of opportunities to meet like-minded people and make new friends!
The very best in art instruction
We provide step-by-step instruction and information through the hundreds of books, DVDs and courses offered in the SAA Home Shop. We also provide access to ‘live’ tuition from professional artists.
The SAA Home Shop
We offer huge members-only discounts on all of the art materials, books and DVDs available from the SAA Home Shop – both online and in our catalogues. We also have regularly updated special offers. more...
Big savings and discounts
Huge discounts are available on every one of our thousands of products, both in our catalogue and online – all supported by the SAA Price Promise. more...
Free in the UK and discounted everywhere else in the world. And our delivery is not just free but fast, efficient and guaranteed. more...
Free exhibition insurance
We will happily insure our members' paintings at exhibitions. Please download our Insurance Guide for further details. more...
Free third party liability insurance
We offer professional artists and art clubs third party liability insurance completely free! more...
Free legal helpline
Our free helpline is for all legal matters, not just art related. Mainly used for copyright questions, but can also be used for any other legal issues you may be having.
Free tax and VAT helpline
All of our Gold members get free access to our tax and VAT helpline. This can be the first step for any artist wanting to start their own business.
Free entry to competitions
Our members are welcome to enter competitions such as the 'Artist of the Year' completely free. Over 8,000 people entered in 2010 competing for prizes worth over £3500.
Free web pages
We offer our Gold and Platinum members their own corner of the web. From there they can sell their paintings and advertise classes, courses or holidays. You will also receive your own ‘vanity URL’ in the following format: www.saa.co.uk/art/yourname
Free promotion of artists
We use both the 'PAINT' Newsletter and the website to promote artists, their work and teaching activities.
We promise that all the products we sell are guaranteed: no fine print, no arguments. We will accept any return for any reason and will refund or replace the product – always.
The SAA Price Promise
If you can buy an identical product cheaper anywhere else we will match the price. Please see our annual catalogue for full terms and conditions about the SAA Price Promise. more...
New members will receive a welcome pack full of inspirational free gifts, including a full colour watercolour book, ‘paint your own’ postcards, and so much more!
Free information, encouragement & inspiration!
We offer valuable information on local groups, art funding, prizes, awards and much more. We can also put you in contact with other people who share this wonderful creative pastime!
Featured in ‘PAINT’ and online, our Member’s Gallery gives our members the opportunity to display their work and see what others are creating. The perfect source of inspiration!
Click here to visit the Member's Gallery now…
Local clubs & groups
We can help you start your own club by becoming an RSC (Regional Society Co-ordinator), or give you details about an art group in your local area.
Click here to learn more about becoming an RSC...
Click here to find an art group in your area...
Tutors and Professional Associates
Tutors and Professional Associate members are available to help you by providing tuition and workshops.
Click here to find tuition in your area...
Information & online forms
Get more details on insurance
Registration form - for insurance on paintings at exhibitions
Art club affiliation
Go to information sheets
Register a change of postal address
Register a change of e-mail address
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