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How to start

Not sure how to start? With so many different galleries and artists to choose from, it's no wonder that many people find it difficult to know where to start or what to buy. So whatever your starting point, we've put together some useful information on a whole range of subjects to help you on your way.

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Meet Our Scottish Galleries

Creative Scotland have recently commissioned The Skinny to produce five short films celebrating the different ways in which people can begin to collect, buy and commission art.

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First Time Buyer?

Buying a work of art for the first time can be a daunting prospect. Discover and find out more to help you buy the art you love.

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Starting a Collection

How do I start collecting art? What should I consider thinking about? Where can I go for inspiration?

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Exploring different art forms

Contemporary art encompasses many different art forms, from traditional media to more recently developed approaches using digital and timebased technology.

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Meet other Own Art Collectors

We recently made some short films with people who have used the Own Art scheme. We hope you’ll find them inspirational!

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Commissioning Art

Did you know that you can often have a piece made direct from an artist or maker specifically for you. Find out more about commissioning.

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Going to galleries

Interested in buying and collecting contemporary art? Visit as many galleries as you can to build an underststanding of your likes and dislikes!

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Courses and Groups

Want to learn more about buying and collecting art and craft? Want to share you experiences with other and swap hints and tips?

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Where to Go

Increase your appetitie for art as well as build on your knowledge base.

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