a-n The Artists Information Company

a-n is the largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK with over 24,000 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.

a-n Mission

Through advocacy and information and from the perspective of artists, a-n’s mission is to stimulate and support contemporary visual arts practice and affirm the value of artists in society.

The a-n team

a-n has offices in Newcastle and London. Many staff are part time, with 58% practising artists.

Chief Executive Officer Julie Lomax, Director of Digital and Online Content Gillian Nicol, Head of Communications and Partnerships Jo Wilson, Head of Business Development David Farrow, Finance Manager Anne Meikle.

Robin Bootes, Wing-Sie Chan, Jack Hutchinson, William Mortada, Stephen Palmer, Narbi Price, Ellen Wilkinson. Read more about the a-n team

a-n Board

Founded in 1980, a-n The Artists Information Company is a non-profit-distributing limited company.

Board members are Jayne Knight (Chair), David Cotterrell (Vice-Chair), Simon Pallett (Company Secretary), Tamsin Cox, Emily Speed, Nicholas Sharp and Dan Thompson.

a-n Artists Council

An advisory group to a-n Board, a-n Artist Council members are:

Judith Alder, Diana Ali, Shaun C Badham, Maurice Carlin, Holly Davey, Rachel Dobbs, George Gibson, Jerome Ince-Mitchell, Jasleen Kaur, Bethan Lloyd Worthington, CJ Mahony, Hetain Patel, Antonio Roberts, Giles Round and Glen Stoker. Read more about Artists Council.


As an Arts Council England Sector Support Organisation 2018-2022, a-n receives grant aid amounting to 21% of income, augmenting 79% from membership, advertising and services.

Art Council Egland - supported using public funding

We work  in partnership with

ArtquestArtworks Alliance, AUEBOP ConsultingCastlefield Gallery, CARFAC, countercultureCrafts Council, Creative Industries Federation, Culture Action EuropeCVAN, DACS, Engage, Hencilla CanworthNSEAD, Redeye, Scottish Contemporary Art Network, Scottish Artists Union, The Design TrustWe are AD.

a-n The Artists Information Company, Registered in England (No 1626331)
Registered office: S19 Toffee Factory, Lower Steenbergs Yard, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2DF. VAT GB369047919.