Membership categories

Membership categories

We have three membership categories to ensure that we cater for the needs of the broadest range of cultural, public and private sector clients. These are Individual Membership, Organisational Membership and Principal / Principal Plus Membership.

Individual Membership caters for people who are passionate about arts, heritage and culture, but who are not able to get involved through the organisational membership route. This includes sole practitioners, self-employed individuals from either the cultural and commercial sectors or business professionals whose companies do not engage with A&BS. This provides invaluable contacts, support and networks to expand personal knowledge and understanding of how to get involved in supporting cultural activities at a local, regional and/or national level.
Value: £50 +VAT (not-for profit) | £100 + VAT (private/public)

Organisational Membership is for cultural, public and private sector organisations and businesses that are either directly or indirectly committed to the advancement and sustainability of the arts, heritage and culture and the promotion of the efficiency of charities within the cultural sector. This includes public sector bodies and agencies responsible for the delivery of local cultural provision; businesses who wish to use engagement with cultural activities and cultural organisations to realise Corporate Responsibility or Corporate Social Responsibility objectives; chambers of commerce which see culture as a catalyst for attracting business talent and expertise to geographical areas; or cultural organisations wishing to engage with the private sector to develop new income streams or access business expertise to become more efficient or entrepreneurial.
Value: £100 +VAT (not-for profit) | £250 - £1,000 +VAT* (private/public)

Principal / Principal Plus Membership

Principal Membership is for public and private sector organisations and businesses who believe and recognise that they have a significant strategic role in and responsibility for the advancement and sustainability of the arts, heritage and culture and the promotion of the efficiency of charities within the cultural sector in order to deliver ambitious and innovative cultural experiences to the people of Scotland. This includes working closely with A&BS to initiate and enable programmes of activity that raise the profile of the value of culture and provide the cultural sector with the necessary tools to become more efficient or entrepreneurial.
Value: £1,500 - £2,500 +VAT

Principal Plus Membership reflects a higher level of investment and a commitment to helping A&BS meet our objectives.
Value: £2,501 +VAT and over

* Based on employee numbers and turnover