CAA is delighted to be part of the Own Art Scheme.

The Own Art scheme is designed to make it easy and affordable for everyone to buy contemporary works of art and craft including ceramics, jewellery, glassware, wood and textiles. In fact, any work we sell at CAA.

You can borrow up to £2,000, or as little as £100, and pay back the loan in 10 monthly instalments - interest free*.

* Typical 0% APR Offer subject to age and status. Terms and conditions apply.
Own Art is operated by ArtCo Trading Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arts Council England. Registered address: Arts Council England, North East, Central Square, Forth Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3PJ

Who runs OwnArt?

Arts Council England runs the scheme through its trading company ArtCo Trading Ltd. HFC Bank Ltd, which is a subsidiary of HSBC, provides the credit. The Arts Council has established the Own Art Scheme for the following reasons:

  • to encourage new buyers and audiences for the visual arts
  • to develop the visual arts economy by encouraging the increase of sales of artists work
  • to support a breadth of practice from the traditional to the innovative, by artists at all stages of their careers.

How to do OwnArt.

When you have found an item you would like to purchase the staff here can process your application quickly and efficiently while you wait.

You need to be:

  • Over 18 years old
  • Resident in the UK
  • In possession of a bank or building society account that can operate standing orders

You will need to have with you two forms of identification– something with an address on it such as a driver's licence or utilities bill and something with your signature on it, such as a passport, credit or debit card. However, if you call in without these, it may still be possible to process your application on the spot, it may just take a few minutes longer. We will help you complete the credit agreement.

After satisfactory credit checking, a direct debit instruction will be set up to make your repayments. Once this has gone through you can take your new piece of artwork away with you immediately. Simple as that!

Email us regarding this service or call us on 020 7620 0086.

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