Welcome to Own Art 2024/25

A very warm welcome to the Own Art membership scheme.

Own Art interest-free loans make it easier and more affordable for people to buy contemporary art and craft. Our subsidised credit facilities help to stimulate the market, driving sales and delivering benefits for you, your artists and your customers.

Own Art works in partnership with Arts Council England, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and Creative Scotland to enable you to provide your customers with interest-free loans at minimal cost to your business.

Our credit provider is Novuna Consumer Finance.

For loans up to £2,500, our public funding means that our members pay as little as 3%* of the loan amount – far lower than other credit providers.

Loans of up to £2,500

  • 0% interest for customers
  • Spread over 10 equal payments
  • For works by living artists only

Loans of £2,500-£25,000

  • 0% interest for customers
  • Option of 10 or 20** equal payments
  • For works by artists born in the 20th and 21st centuries
* Terms & Conditions

This is a business to business communication, not intended for customers. Credit subject to status and affordability. Terms & Conditions Apply.

* Rates may vary in line with changes to inter-bank lending rates. Prevailing rate as of 1 April 2023 is 3.67%.

** Gallery must be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to offer this type of loan.

Promotion of your business and artists

Unlock the full potential of your business as an Own Art member with our exclusive marketing support and promotional opportunities. Increase your visibility and join a dynamic online community to promote your exhibitions and artists.

We provide the following marketing support and opportunities:

  • Point-of-sale marketing materials to enhance the gallery experience for visitors and help promote the Own Art scheme effectively.
  • Feature news and upcoming events in our esteemed monthly newsletter.
  • Strategic social media promotion to expand your audience reach.
  • Support at art fairs and events.

To maximise your gallery profile and make the most of your membership:

  • Showcase your gallery with a profile on the Own Art website.
  • Seamlessly update your gallery details for maximum impact.
  • Tap into valuable resources and guides provided by our trusted partners.

Dive into the Own Art Website Guide for comprehensive insights, which you can download from the

    member’s dashboard


Connect with our Marketing Team at marketing@creativeunited.org.uk for personalised support.

Digital Marketing and E-Commerce for Galleries

In this on-demand course from Creative United, our expert trainers will help you to develop an online strategy designed to boost sales and bring in new audiences. At your own pace, you’ll learn how to build and implement a marketing plan, identify your audiences, maximise the impact of your e-commerce website and more.

What’s Included?

  • 2 modules
  • 14 vidoes
  • Downloadable resources
  • Quick quizzes

Build a digital strategy
Our trainers will help you to create your marketing plan and utilise digital tools to reach new audiences.

Sell art online with confidence
Using a mix of practical tips and real-life examples, you can optimise your online gallery and boost sales.

Learn at your own pace
Designed with your busy schedule in mind, the course can be completed at a time which suits you.

Ordinarily priced at £100 + VAT, Own Art members will receive an exclusive 100% discount to access the course for FREE.

To get started, and to use your exclusive 100% discount, follow this link and use the discount code: OWNARTLEARNERS

Core Benefits

Subsidised interest-free finance

Membership Body
Being part of the largest membership body of contemporary art and craft organisations in the UK

Interest Free Credit
Own Art interest free credit for loans of up to £2,500 at a competitive, subsidised rate.

Own Art Plus
Own Art Plus interest free credit loans of up to £25,000

Telephone & Email
Telephone and email support from Creative United’s dedicated Own Art team

Free Guidance
Free guidance designed to support your business

E-commerce Integration
E-commerce integration provided by Own Art credit provider Novuna

Promote your business
The Own Art marketing team is here to promote your gallery, exhibitions and events

Get the most from your membership

Partner Benefits

Digital Marketing and E-Commerce for Galleries
FREE access to this on-demand course from Creative United to help you Sell art online with confidence.

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Enabling galleries to reach more audiences
Free exclusive training videos on marketing, and 10% off AMA membership.


View the free video resources from the member’s dashboard on the Own Art website. To take advantage of all other AMA benefits, contact AMA and quote “OWN ART”

Insurance for art lovers, from art lovers
10% off any Love Art insurance policy with Brownhill Insurance, host preview evenings with their VIP art club, plus an Own Art exclusive policy on artworks purchased on the Own Art scheme.


Thoughtful compliance for the art market
An exclusive 10% discount for an ArtAML subscription to protect your business.


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We love the Own Art scheme, it’s a huge part of how we continue to do what we do, and impacts massively in terms of helping our gallery create access to what we do. This difference is felt all across the client base, by young and established artists and of course our gallery itself.

Gallerina - Darlington

The service is great, it allows me to purchase art for myself or presents for others...Without the scheme, I wouldn't really buy art!

Own Art Gallery Customer -