Own Art is a Creative United initiative operated in partnership with Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
The aims of the scheme are:
- To enable more people to live with the art they love
- To promote the presentation and sale of high quality works of art through a network of visual arts venues and galleries across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland
- To support contemporary artists by encouraging increased sales of work across a breadth of practice
Own Art was launched in England in 2004 and to date has been used by over 47,000 people for the purchase of contemporary art and craft valued in excess of £39m.
Own Art is owned and operated by Creative United with the support of Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Creative United is an entrepreneurial community interest company, that supports economic growth and social impact in the arts, cultural and creative industries.
We provide a range of programmes and business services which enable the development, growth and sustainability of organisations and enterprises operating within these sectors. We work to ensure that artists, creative enterprises and cultural organisations have access to the specialist skills, professional advice and services they need to achieve their ambitions for growth and impact within their communities.