The online art market is worth an estimated £40bn with a director of Saatchi Gallery recently quoted saying: "We sell more art in a month online than most bricks-and-mortar galleries do in a year."
The Support Independent Artists Campaign has been created to help encourage people to support and buy from independent artists and artisans directly. There are millions of self employed talented artists in the UK alone creating individual, one-off pieces who sell art online direct to their customers through their own websites and online galleries like Artists Info.
These independent artists offer a genuine alternative to mass produced artwork and when you connect and buy from them direct you are helping to support them as well as saving on gallery-added commission. This makes for an enjoyable, personal experience which can often be surprisingly affordable. And when you buy an original piece of artwork from an emerging artist you have the potential opportunity of investing in a future star.
Being an artist is not an easy career choice as it can be difficult to make a living from it. The talent, tenacity and passion which many artists posses is admirable and we believe they deserve recognition, support and encouragement to pursue their ambition as an artist. Show your support by buying from them, sharing their website links across social networks and joining our campaign.
Click here to find a wonderful selection of individuals and organisations who proudly support the campaign. Please follow them and use their services. Thanks to The Art Room, our first Official Supporter! Would you like to join them? If you have a love and appreciation of art, you can help us spread the word! Show your support to the nation’s independent artists and artisans by displaying our badge (below) on your website and we’ll add you to our Supporters list which we will promote across all our networks to our 80,000 weekly art followers. Simply send us a link to your site that displays our badge together with a sentence or two about you, your favourite independent artist/s and how or why you support the campaign. If you do not have a website you can still get involved - just share our lovely quote on your social networks or by email and let us know. Please Contact Us with the heading Support Independent Artists.
Become a Supporter: Add our Badge to your website
Simply copy the badge HTML code below to your site’s home or blog page. If you need assistance, just ask.