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What you can buy

You can buy paintings, sculpture, prints, artists’ film and video, artists’ new media work, photography, jewellery, metalwork, ceramics, glass, furniture and textiles by living artists.

Own Art logo

Look out for the pink Own Art logo displayed by gallery members of the scheme

All galleries who are already members are listed on the Participating Galleries page - you can see where the galleries are and what they have to offer. New galleries will be added as they join the scheme.

To buy a work of art with a loan (typical 0% APR) you will need:

  • A bank account in the UK that can handle direct debits
  • Proof of identity with your address on it
  • To be over 18 years old and a UK resident



Graham Fagen's 'My favourite flower is the Pansy; Courtesy EPW

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.

The participating gallery that you buy from will help you complete the credit agreement.  After satisfactory credit checking, a standing order will be set up to make your repayments.

Useful information when buying

You might want to see our handy tips guides `How to Buy Art ’ and 'How to buy Crafts' which covers:

  • Where to look
  • Questions to ask galleries
  • Limited edition works
  • Caring for your work of art
  • A glossary of terms

Hannah Louise Lamb's necklace

`How to Buy Art’ is also available in hard copy through the Scottish Arts Council Help Desk.
The Own Art scheme is also available in England – visit the Arts Council England website

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