Options for annual individual membership

A package of benefits for professional artists

  • NEW Legal and tax helpline
    Obtain legal and tax advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on a variety of issues including contract disputes, debt recovery and self-assessment. More on the helpline
  • Your network
    Grow your network and share by posting on Blogs, Reviews and Events.
  • Resources
    Inform your practice with insights and strategies from guides, profiles and toolkits, alongside research and archives.
  • Regular updates
    New and useful content by email keeps you up to date.
  • Jobs and opps
    Find and share paid work and professional development opportunities.
  • Bursaries
    Member-only access to our annual programme supporting self-devised professional development.
  • Professional development
    Take part in workshops, talks and networking events or access specific programmes for skill development.
  • Advocacy
    Become part of the UK’s largest artists’ membership organisation and lend your voice and weight to our advocacy work including Paying Artists.
  • Insurance
    Membership includes £10m Public and Products Liability (PPL) insurance and £5m Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance and the opportunity to take advantage of specialist insurance packages for artists. More on insurance

Join as an Artist

A package of benefits for arts organisers

  • NEW Legal and tax helpline
    Obtain legal and tax advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on a variety of issues including contract disputes, debt recovery and self-assessment. More on the helpline
  • Online community
    Grow your 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.
  • Jobs and opps
    Find and share paid work and professional development opportunities.
  • Insurance
    Opportunity to purchase a unique, competitively-priced Creative freelance insurance that covers the varied nature of freelance work in the visual arts giving £1m Professional Indemnity and £5m Public and Products Liability cover for £110.20 annually. Only available to a-n Arts organiser members. More on insurance

Join as an Arts Organiser

Perfect for artists who also need access to the unique Creative freelance insurance. Combining Artist and Arts organiser memberships giving you both sets of benefits including:

  • NEW Legal and tax helpline
    Obtain legal and tax advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on a variety of issues including contract disputes, debt recovery and self-assessment. More on the helpline
  • Public and Products Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance for Artists
    Membership includes £5m Public and Products Liability (PPL) insurance and £5m Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance and the opportunity to take advantage of specialist insurance packages for artists. More on insurance
  • Professional indemnity insurance for Arts organisers
    Opportunity to purchase a unique, competitively-priced Creative freelance insurance that covers the varied nature of freelance work in the visual arts giving £1m Professional Indemnity and £5m Public and Products Liability cover for £103 annually. More on insurance
  • Other benefits
    Online community, resources, professional development and research.

Join as a Joint Artist and Arts Organiser

For undergraduate students

  • NEW Legal and tax helpline
    Obtain legal and tax advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on a variety of issues including contract disputes, debt recovery and self-assessment. More on the helpline
  • Online community
    Connect with other students, artists and arts organisers, with tools for blogging, collecting, conversing.
  • Resources
    Plentiful early career advice and professional guides, profiles, contracts, research, toolkits, plus archives.
  • Jobs and opps
    Full access to listings to learn about the environment for work and find opportunities.
  • Events
    Invites to artists’ events for networking and professional development.

Membership is free to undergraduate students at universities with a JISC license agreement. Check here for a full list of current JISC university licence holders.

Join as a Student

Options for annual group membership

For groups of professional artists this package offers all the benefits of individual Artist membership with a discount for buying 10 or more. Ideal for studio groups and artists’ collectives.

  • NEW Legal and tax helpline
    Obtain legal and tax advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on a variety of issues including contract disputes, debt recovery and self-assessment. More on the helpline
  • Your network
    Grow your network and share by posting on Blogs, Reviews and Events.
  • Resources
    Inform your practice with insights and strategies from guides, profiles and toolkits, alongside research and archives.
  • Regular updates
    New and useful content by email keeps you up to date.
  • Jobs and opps
    Find and share paid work and professional development opportunities.
  • Bursaries
    Member-only access to our annual programme supporting self-devised professional development.
  • Professional development
    Take part in workshops, talks and networking events or access specific programmes for skill development.
  • Advocacy
    Become part of the UK’s largest artists’ membership organisation and lend your voice and weight to our advocacy work including Paying Artists.
  • Insurance
    Membership includes £5m Public and Products Liability (PPL) insurance and £5m Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance and the opportunity to take advantage of specialist insurance packages for artists. More on insurance

Prices from £35 per member per year for groups of 10 or more, with larger discounts for bigger groups. Further details [email protected]

Supporting the work of your organisation, this package enables you to stay connected to the UK’s largest artist membership, offering individual named access for staff to member only areas.

  • Online community
    Promote your events and paid work opportunities to a wide network of visual arts professionals (subject to our guidelines). Engage with the online community through blogging, collecting, conversing.
  • Special rate
    Take advantage of 20% discount off opportunities listings and online advertising.
  • Research
    All the latest sectoral research, advocacy and policy documents.
  • Best practice
    Make use of resources including guides, toolkits, contracts, research and archives. Plus member events and networking.

Prices from £180 per year, which includes access for 5 users. Further details [email protected]

Higher Education and Further Education membership offers students and staff access to a-n through a JISC license using your institution’s IP range or Shibboleth. The benefits of being a HE and FE member include:

  • Free student membership for all students and staff
  • Unlimited access to sectoral resources and research, employability resources, advocacy and policy documents
  • Invites to member-only events 
  • One free talk per year for students, offering practical advice about working in visual arts
  • 20% off advertisements in a-n’s Degree Shows Guide
  • Exclusive discounted memberships for graduating students 

Prices for a Higher Education and Further Education membership range from £293 to £451 per year and are booked directly through JISC. For further information and to purchase your a-n membership visit: JISC Collections

Please note:  Members can access all member content on the a-n website with the exception of Jobs and Opps listings. Access to Jobs and Opps listings requires an additional £100 upgrade. For more information on upgrading, contact [email protected]

Day pass option

Try out a-n for a day

  • 24 hour access
    For short-term research or allowing you to sample content
  • Dip into the online community
    See how you can connect with artists, arts organisers and students, with tools for blogging, collecting, conversing
  • Resources
    Use guides, contracts, toolkits plus archives, access the latest sectoral research, advocacy and policy documents
  • Take a membership
    Within 30 days of accessing a Day Pass you can redeem the cost off annual membership

Day pass users can view all member areas but can’t post content.

Join for a day