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What is Own Art?

Own Art loan (typical 0% APR)

Own Art is designed to make buying contemporary art and craft easy and affordable. Participating galleries offer paintings, sculptures, prints, artists' film and video, artists' new media work, photography, jewellery, metalwork, ceramics, glass, furniture and textiles.

  • Art can enhance your home and working environment
  • Art can be for a special occasion – a wedding, birthday or retirement present
  • Art can be a sound investment
  • Buying art helps support an artist’s career


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Michael Visocchi 'Metaphysical Landscape' Courtesy: RSA New Associates

To make a purchase through Own Art, you will need a bank account that can handle direct debits, proof of identity with your address on it, and you will also need to be over 18.

Currently, approximately 40 galleries across Scotland participate in the Own Art scheme, and the Scottish Arts Council is continually expanding the number of galleries taking part. Browse through the list of participating galleries.

These notes form a general guide only and do not constitute any formal contract or offer. Offer subject to age and status. Terms and conditions apply.

Arts Council England logo Own Art has been initiated by Art Council England. The Scottish Arts Council has been a partner since Spring 2005.







Marion Kane 'Square Bowl 2001', Photo John K McGregor

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