Own Art Plus….get collecting!

Fancy yourself an art collector but don’t have quite the capital yet to buy the pieces you want? Worry not for‘Own Art Plus’ has arrived. Get ready to become the collector that everyone talks about in hushed and excited whispers.

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The scheme, which brings together Tate, the Royal Academy of Arts and The House of St Barnabas allows you to utilise loans of up to £25,000.
Until recently, Own Art loans were only available up to £2,500, but with the introduction of ‘Own Art Plus’ in 2016, those in the market for more expensive works of art can now apply for up to £25,000 of interest free credit to finance their passion for contemporary art and craft. Brilliant.

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Cathy Lewis

Works of contemporary art and craft that can be purchased using an Own Art loan include sculpture, painting, photography, textiles, limited edition prints, fashion, jewellery, glass, furniture, ceramics and multi-media works. Commissions can also be financed using Own Art Plus. The House of St Barnabas – the homeless charity and members club in London’s Soho – sells artwork from established and emerging artists including Banksy, Damien Hirst and the Chapman Brothers. Tate offers limited editions from some of the world’s most renowned artists such as Wolfgang Tillmans and the forthcoming Venice Biennale representative for Britain, Phyllida Barlow. And fans of the Royal Academy of Arts can now take advantage of the Own Art scheme to buy via the RA’s Art Sales website, including works by Academicians Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin and Gary Hume.

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Darren Henley, CEO, Arts Council England, said: “The Arts Council’s Own Art scheme was initiated to help grow the contemporary art market and encourage more people to enjoy great art in their own homes. It is excellent that Creative United has now been able to extend the scheme through the introduction of Own Art Plus to enable the sale of higher value works of art. This valuable addition will inject new life into the ecology of the arts, benefitting artists, galleries, collectors and ultimately the public.”

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