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Own Art 

The Simple and Affordable Way to Buy Art & Craft


Own Art


Old Chapel Gallery has just signed up to become a member of Own Art.

Own Art loans allow you to borrow from as little as £150 up to £2,500 and pay it back over 10 months, completely interest-free. You can choose to finance all or just part of your purchase and multiple items can be bought with one loan.

That means you can choose more or less anything you want from paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture to glassware, ceramics, jewellery, furniture, and textiles. Whatever you decide to buy, it must be made by a living artist as we want to support the artists of today by encouraging sales of their work to new buyers.

The best part is that you can take your masterpiece home with you straight away.

Applying for an Own Art loan is easy!

The first stage is the difficult bit – deciding what to buy. Once you’ve found the artwork that you want to buy, just let us know that you’d like to apply for an Own Art loan to finance your purchase. All you will need is proof of residence and signature – for example, a driving license. Own Art is available to all UK residents over the age of 18, subject to status. This means that you must be able to meet one of the criteria in order to be approved for a loan.

  • Working at least 16 hours a week (employed or self-employed)
  • A retired person in receipt of a pension
  • If you are not working but are married to or living
    with a partner who does meet the above criteria, then you may still apply, provided that your partner is happy for their employment details to be included on your application form.

It only takes 10 minutes!

We’ll take you through the loan application process, which normally takes
about 10 minutes. Once you have given us all the information we need, you’ll
get an instant decision. Once your application is approved you will need you to
sign the agreement and you can take your artwork away there and then.

Own Art is a Creative United initiative supported by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Helping  customers, supports artists & makers and sustaining galleries