a-n The Artists Information Company

a-n is the largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK with over 30,000 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 61% practising artists.

Julie Lomax (Chief Executive Officer), Robin Bootes, Wing-Sie Chan, Charlotte Dobson, David Farrow, Jack Hutchinson, Anne Meikle, Jessica Murphy, Narbi Price, Jessica Roper, 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. a-n Board members are:

Stacie McCormick (Chair), Clémentine Bedos (Chair of a-n Artists Council), Sonia Boué, Andy Brumwell (Treasurer), Hannah Cross, Amrita Dhallu, Thomas Goddard, Skinder Hundal MBE, Zarah Hussain, Jerome Ince-Mitchell (Vice Chair), Helen Nisbet, Keith Piper, Anjalika Sagar, Reema Selhi, Hannah Wallis. Read more about a-n Board.

a-n Artists Council

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

Mollie Balshaw, Clémentine Bedos (Chair), Exodus Crooks, Simon Lee Dicker, Freya Dooley, Sarah Francis, Ross Head, Sae Yeoun Hwang, Jannat Hussain, Yva Jung, Jenny Mc Namara (Vice Chair), Tom Pope, Liv Penrose Punnett, Alys Scott-Hawkins, Melanie Wheeler. 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

Artist Support Pledge, Association of Women in the Arts (AWITA), BOP Consulting, Clore LeadershipCulture Action EuropeCVAN, DACS, East Street Arts, Hencilla Canworth, industria, International Association of Art (IAA) Europe, PS², Shape Arts, Short Supply.

a-n The Artists Information Company, Registered in England (No 1626331)
Registered office: High Bridge Works, 31-39 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EW.

VAT GB369047919.