Join Spin

Membership benefits

Each month Spin members are invited to view works of contemporary art, and to enjoy informal discussions between the Spin Programme Co-ordinator and a guest artist, curator, critic, gallerist or art historian, over a glass of wine. No previous knowledge about contemporary art is necessary.

Membership costs £55 (£45 concessions) per year or £85 (£65 concessions) for two adults at one address. Membership is valid for one year from the date of joining. 

Corporate membership is available upon request.

Core benefits

  • Monthly discussion events in an exhibition at a contemporary art venue, or in an ad hoc art space or private collection, hosted by the Spin Programme Co-ordinator.
  • The chance to meet and chat to artists, critics, curators, gallerists and collectors.
  • Special trips to major events in the art calendar.
  • Regular email bulletins about forthcoming Spin members’ events, artistic activity around Scotland and invitations to exclusive events at sister organisations.
  • The opportunity to invite up to three guests per year for free.

Additional benefits

Spin-offs (an additional charge will be made)

  • Extended visits in and around Edinburgh. These have included trips to Jupiter Artland, Cove Park, Little Sparta and Mount Stuart.
  • Special trips to major events in the art calendar. These have included trips to the biennials in Venice, Berlin and Liverpool.

Applying for membership

  • Pick up a copy of the Spin leaflet from the National Galleries and arts venues in Edinburgh.
  • Download, print out and complete the PDF membership form below and return by email or by post.
  • Payment can be made either by debit/credit card or by cheque made payable to the National Galleries of Scotland.
  • If sending completed forms by post, please address it to:

Department Administrator
Education Department
National Galleries of Scotland
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
1 Queen Street

Phone: 0131 624 6431

spin application form 2016-17 (PDF Format)

spin application form 2016-17 (Word Format)


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