Membership of Arts & Business Scotland enables you to be part of a collective community that fosters dynamic relationships between business, local authorities and the cultural community to deliver ambitious and innovative cultural experiences to the people of Scotland.


Being part of our membership community also contributes to our vision that Scotland is a nation where creativity and cultural engagement are central to the lives of individuals and the lifeblood of communities, and where the arts, culture and heritage are recognised, supported and celebrated as significant contributors to both creative and economic wellbeing.

As a membership organisation, the needs and aspirations of our members are extremely important to us, and the feedback that we have received from our cultural, public and private sector members is a desire to have more opportunities for cross sector engagement to develop greater respective understanding of needs and opportunities for collaborative working.

Our membership scheme provides a platform for sharing, discussion, networking and potential collaboration for all stakeholders in A&BS.  This includes a range of Knowledge & Learning; Functional and Promotional benefits.

As our membership is Scotland-wide, a number of the Knowledge & Learning benefits are delivered through a series of cross country training and development forums, where training, mentoring, knowledge transfer and networking events are made available to cluster groups of cultural, public and private sector members.

This cluster working also enables A&BS to develop intelligence on local, regional and national challenges and opportunities which inform the programme of events that we provide, thus maximising opportunities for all. This in turn enables us to act as a champion and advocate for the value of culture in contributing to the cultural place making agenda and how this can help to create vibrant and culturally diverse places that are attractive to live and work.

For more information about how to join, please email