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Information for galleries

The purpose of the Own Art scheme is to encourage more people to buy works of contemporary art and craft.

Joining the Own Art Scheme
Artist and gallery contracts and scheme regulations
Promoting Own Art
Own Art Advisory panel members

Joining the Own Art scheme

We are currently in the process of revising our criteria for the Own Art scheme and are not accepting applications for new galleries ontot our scheme.  We will be advising shortly when we will be reopening the scheme to new galleries.

Artist and gallery contracts and scheme regulations


Own Art - contracts between galleries and artists (PDF)
Own Art - checklist for contracts between galleries and artists (PDF)
Own Art - scheme regulations (Word doc)

Promoting Own Art

When a gallery becomes a member of Own Art it will be listed with all member galleries on the Own Art pages of the Scottish Arts Council's website.
Member galleries will also be expected to promote Own Art through their own marketing material. The Own Art logo can be downloaded for this purpose.


If you are a member of the scheme, you can download the logo here.   It is extremely important that you read the Visual Identity guidelines which explain how the brand must be used.

PDF Visual Arts Identity guidelines (pdf)

There are a range of different format logos available for download. 
To save a logo: Right click and 'save target as' (Windows) or ctrl click and 'download link to disk' (Mac).

example of own art logo

Download Own Art logo (JPG)

For more logos in a variety of formats, visit the Arts Council England website.

Own Art is promoted on a national level in partnership with Arts Council England. Member galleries are expected to include Own Art as part of their own marketing activity.

Hard copies of the `How to Buy Art ’ guide and other marketing materials are available from the Scottish Arts Council Help Desk.

A hard copy of the guide is available from the Scottish Arts Council Help Desk.
Email: help.desk@scottisharts.org.uk

Own Art Advisory Group

John Waddell Chair
Deborah Fladgate Artist in glass
Colin Greenslade Exhibitions Co-ordinator Royal Scottish Academy
Robert Livingston Director Hi-Arts
Jane McArthur Arts Consultant Dumfries & Galloway Council
Toby Paterson Visual Artist
Rose Watban Curator, Applied Arts and Design Royal Museum of Scotland

Shimara Carlow 'Tall water vessel with silk paper model'
Alison Macleod's 'Berries Bracelet', Photo: Luke Watson
Fiona Thompson's 'Bowl', Photo: David Gilroy
Delia Baille 'Ebb', Courtesy: Amber Roome
Gillian Murray 'Venus Fly trap', Courtesy: Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop
James Donald's 'Scarf in Shetland yarn & silk linen', Photo: Douglas Robertson
Katy Dove 'Double Life', Courtesy: Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop
Frances Priest 'Single Curve', Photo: Shannon Tofts
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