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The Scottish Artists Union - The representative voice for artists in Scotland

SAU at the heart of EU negotiations on Artists Resale Rights

SAU Executive Member and our representative on the European Council of Artists, Chris Biddlecombe, has successfully concluded negotiations on better working arrangements for Artists Resale Rights.
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AAS and Craft Scotland Training Events

Applied Arts Scotland and Craft Scotland partnership training events, Edinburgh 27 February 2014 and Inverness 13 March 2014
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Website maintenance 24 December 2013 - 2 January 2014

The Scottish Artists Union website will be undergoing maintenance and upgrading from 24 December 2013 to 2 January 2014 - this may result in it being unavailable. You can still contact us through Facebook, by email or by phone.
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SAU Members Survey 2013 Report published

The report on the SAU's second annual survey of members is now available for download here.
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Membership hits 1000

As of 21 August 2013 One thousand artists are now members of the Scottish Artists Union.
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Local Authority Cuts

Cuts in local authority arts programmes are increasing just at the time when Creative Scotland is leaderless and ineffective.
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SAU publishes report on Public Entertainment Licenses

SAU publishes research report on the impact of Public Entertainment Licenses on visual and applied arts.
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New benefit - Mail Boxes Etc services Glasgow

SAU has negotiated a new benefit for copying, printing and finishing as well as domestic and international shipping with Mail Boxes Etc on Byres Road
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SAU updated Rates of Pay guidance

SAU has produced updated guidance on Rates of Pay
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Welcome to the Scottish Artists Union website.



The pre-eminent representative voice for visual and applied artists in Scotland, and the only trade union of its kind in the United Kingdom, the SAU is a vitally needed presence in the new political landscape of the country.

The SAU is campaigning for a better working life for visual and applied artists across Scotland: JOIN AND BE HEARD!

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