a-n The Artists Information Company
a-n is the largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK with over 21,000 members.
We support artists and those who work with them in many practical ways, acting on behalf of our membership and the visual arts sector to improve artists’ livelihoods.
We have a reputation for providing compelling insights and playing a catalytic role in influencing and informing cultural policy.
Through advocacy and information and from the perspective of artists, a-n’s mission is to stimulate and support contemporary visual arts practice and affirms artists’ value in society.
As an organisation we stand by and demonstrate our beliefs – valuing artists in society, embracing experimentation, stimulated when change is generated through dialogue and interaction.
The a-n team
a-n is a distributed organisation with offices in Newcastle and London and staff based remotely around the UK and in Europe. Many staff are part time, with 58% practising artists.
Robin Bootes, Lucy Day, Lauren Healey, Jack Hutchinson, Pippa Koszerek, Julie McCalden, Stephen Palmer, Narbi Price, Jennie Picken, Matt Roberts, Eleonora Schinella, Chris Sharratt, Richard Taylor. Read more about the a-n team
Founded in 1980, a-n The Artists Information Company is a non-profit-distributing limited company.
An advisory group to the Board, artists on AIR Council are Maurice Carlin, Gayle Chong Kwan, Libita Clayton, Steve Dutton, S Mark Gubb, Pippa Koszerek, Bethan Lloyd Worthington, Steven Paige, Emily Speed, Glen Stoker, Binita Walia and Joseph Young. Read ‘About AIR’ and ‘Who are AIR Council?’.
As an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation 2015-2018, a-n receives grant aid amounting to 25% of income, augmenting 75% from sales of membership, subscriptions, advertising and services.
We work in partnership with
Artquest, Arts Development UK, Artworks Alliance, AUE, BOP Consulting, Castlefield Gallery, CARFAC, counterculture, Crafts Council, Creative Industries Federation, Culture Action Europe, CVAN, DACS, Engage, Hencilla Canworth, NSEAD, Redeye, Scottish Contemporary Art Network, Scottish Artists Union, The Design Trust, Visual Arts UK, We are AD.
a-n The Artists Information Company, Registered in England (No 1626331)
registered office c/o Counterculture, Unit NH204, E1 Studios, 7 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1DU. VAT GB369047919.