Whether it’s finding work and collaborators, gaining professional development, campaigning to improve your profession or making contact with a large community of artists and arts organisers – 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 Joint Artist and Arts organiser membership:

PPL and PI insurance for Artists – Membership includes £5m Public and Products Liability (PPL) insurance, £5m Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance and access to specialist insurance packages for artists. More on insurance

Professional indemnity insurance for Arts organisers – Access to a unique, competitively-priced Creative freelance insurance that gives £1m Professional Indemnity and £5m Public and Products Liability cover for £103.00 annually. More on insurance

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

Research – all the latest sectoral research, advocacy and policy documents.

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

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

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

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 £5m 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

Regular updates

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

– weekly 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]