When we talked to artists in the area at the beginning of this process their priorities were ‘getting work seen’ and easy access to information, support and training rather than having to search across the internet to find the ‘right’ resources.
ArtMakers is therefore bringing methods of ‘getting work seen’ and access to sources of information support and training all in one place with easy click throughs to different parts of the website.
ArtMakers is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company – Reg. No. 13269909 set up in March 2021. We launched the website in October 2021 and our first virtual exhibition ‘Into the Light’ curated by Quiet British Accent, opened in November 2021. We were supported in this work by InnovateUK and continue to work with EDGEUK.
By the end of 2022 we had over 100 artists and makers on the site. In September 2022 we held our first ‘live’ exhibition, as part of Appledore Book Festival, selling over £6,000 of artworks in a week.
You can read more about our story, and our beginnings, in our “ARTMakers Origins Story”, The beginnings of the ArtMakers Journey.
Feel free to get in touch with us should you require any more information about what we do. You can reach us on firstname.lastname@example.org, or via our Contact page