Support Stills

As a charity, the help and generosity of donors and funders is crucial in order for us to develop our work and continue our long history of support for the advancement, enjoyment, exploration and understanding of photography.

Your support will directly contribute to our exhibitions, creative learning activities and production.

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Join the Stills community and enjoy great perks. Pay less for courses and in our shop, and gain exclusive access to events, private views and more.

Friends enjoy:

  • A special members-only welcome pack, including a limited edition postcard by a recent exhibited artist, as well as other unique Stills gifts.
  • An exclusive welcome tour of the gallery, library and production facilities.
  • 10% off all our photography and digital media courses.
  • Friends’ events – including out-of-hours gallery openings, talks and studio visits.
  • Exclusive invitations to all private views and special events.
  • Shop discounts – 10% off all items including limited edition prints, film and photography materials and Stills’ publications.
  • Members-only newsletters and other special opportunities throughout the year.
  • Special offers from local partners and shops.

Individual membership

£40 (£38 Direct Debit)


Duo friend membership

£75 (£70 Direct Debit)


Student membership

£25 (Direct Debit N/A)


Sign up using the buttons above, or email us at

Current partner offers for Friends:

Discounts valid with a membership card if making a purchase in-person. If making a purchase online, please get in touch at for details.


Stills is open five days a week, providing the public with an opportunity to engage with our exhibitions and events. Your role as an invigilator would be to welcome people into Stills and act as a first point of contact, providing information about the exhibition and Stills varied programme of activity.

What are we looking for?

— Up to 2.5 hours a week for the duration of the exhibition. The weekly rota will remain the same for the duration.
— Good customer service skills.
— A passion for photography and contemporary art that can be passed on to our audience.

You will be given full training for the role and Stills’ volunteers are encouraged to join in with our programme, events and make use of our facilities.

Due to the current situation, we have paused recruitment for our next exhibition. Please sign up to our mailing list to stay up to date with news.


Help shape the future of one of the longest established photography venues in the UK. 

As a Patron you will join a community of photography lovers who play a key part in supporting our programme and enjoy privileged access to our work.

£1,000 a year

You’ll receive invitations to VIP openings and tours, artist dinners, talks and seminars throughout the year.

We will thank you across our information materials and website.

You will have free access to all of our state-of-the-art photography facilities in Edinburgh city centre, including darkrooms and digital labs.

£3,000 a year

You will enjoy all of the perks above, plus a limited edition print made just for our Patrons.

£5,000 a year

This is a unique opportunity to become closely involved at the heart of Stills. With regular engagement with Ben Harman, Stills’ Director. You will play a crucial and active role enabling Stills’ programme.

You will enjoy all the perks of the previous tiers, plus:

Invitations to special events with our Director, including research trips, studio visits and trips to photography exhibitions across the UK.

For further information or to join, contact:

Ben Harman, Director
0131 622 6200

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Thank You

We would like to thank our generous volunteers, funders, sponsors, collaborators, and partners without whose support our activities and ongoing engagement would not be possible.

Principal Funders

Current Funders and Supporters

The William Grant Foundation
The Foyle Foundation
Baillie Gifford
The Gannochy Trust
The Community Learning and Development Device Fund
Garfield Weston Foundation
The McGlashan Trust
The William Syson Foundation
John Watson’s Trust
Nancie Massey Charitable Trust
Leith Benevolent Association
Bellfield Brewery
Thames & Hudson
Stills Friends
Stills Patrons