a-n The Artists Information Company
a-n is the largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK with over 27,000 members. We support artists and those who work with them in many practical ways, acting on behalf of our membership and the visual arts sector to improve artists’ livelihoods. We have a reputation for providing compelling insights and playing a catalytic role in influencing and informing cultural policy.
Through advocacy and information and from the perspective of artists, a-n’s mission is to stimulate and support contemporary visual arts practice and affirm the value of artists in society.
The a-n team
a-n has offices in Newcastle and London. Many staff are part time, with 58% practising artists.
Julie Lomax (Chief Executive Officer), Nazia Akthar, Robin Bootes, Wing-Sie Chan, Ellie Clewlow, David Farrow, Jack Hutchinson, Anne Meikle, Abida Miah, Jessica Murphy, Narbi Price, Jessica Roper, Ellen Wilkinson. Read more about the a-n team.
Founded in 1980, a-n The Artists Information Company is a non-profit-distributing limited company. a-n Board members are:
Jayne Knight (Chair), Sonia Boué, Andy Brumwell (Management Accountant), Hannah Cross, Amrita Dhallu (Associate Board member), Tom Goddard, Skinder Hundal MBE, Zarah Hussain, Jerome Ince-Mitchell (Chair of a-n Artists Council), Helen Nisbet, Keith Piper (Acting Vice Chair), Anjalika Sagar, Reema Selhi, Hannah Wallis (Associate Board member). Read more about a-n Board.
a-n Artists Council
An advisory group to a-n Board, a-n Artist Council members are:
Jerome Ince-Mitchell (Chair), Judith Alder, Diana Ali, Shaun C Badham, Maurice Carlin, Holly Davey, Rachel Dobbs, George Gibson, Jasleen Kaur, Bethan Lloyd Worthington, Jody Mulvey, Hetain Patel, Antonio Roberts, Giles Round and Glen Stoker. Read more about Artists Council.
As an Arts Council England Sector Support Organisation 2018-2022, a-n receives grant aid amounting to 21% of income, augmenting 79% from membership, advertising and services.