Whether it’s finding a job, gaining professional development, campaigning to improve your profession or making contact with like-minded folk you’re after – the choice is yours about how much you want to engage.

Take a look at our fast-paced news for an alternative insight into the visual arts, delve into our resources or make use of our bespoke insurances.

The best way to get to know us is to use the site, start a conversation, set up a blog, create a collection. It’s your site – see below for some tips on how to get started.


Here’s a brief overview of the benefits of your Artist membership:

Online community – grow your peer networks, with tools for blogging, collecting, conversing

Professional development – inform your practice with resources including guides, toolkits, contracts, research and archives. Plus member events and networking.

Representation through Arists Council – working to influence arts policy and improve conditions for artists.

Jobs and opps – find and share paid work and professional development opportunities.

Insurance – membership includes £10m Public and Products Liability (PPL) insurance, £5m Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance and access to other specialist insurance.

Your account

Managing your account is easy and all in one place.

You can change your login or contact details, renew and access invoice receipts and manage email contact.

About PPL and PI insurance

As an Artist member of a-n, if UK-based, you are covered by £10m Public and Products Liability (PPL) insurance and £5m Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance policy.

The documents you need to demonstrate this cover are stored here:

My Account


Helping you get the most out of your membership:

We hand select material to send to you:

Monthly Digest with highlights of new content across the site

– News Bulletin with news, comment and debate on the visual arts

Getting started

For a quick introduction to our site and ideas on how to use it:

Check out our User support section to access video guides on making the most of the site.

If you want to talk to us please call +44 (0)300 330 0706 from Monday to Friday 10am – 1pm and we will do our best to help. Alternatively email us [email protected]