In April 2014, we celebrate 10 years of the fantastic Own Art scheme, enabling you to spread the cost of hundreds of limited edition prints, interest free* whilst receiving and enjoying your art straight away.
For many of you art enthusiasts out there we are sure you will be reaching for those party poppers whilst flying a banner for this momentous occasion. But if you have not tried Own Art before, we take great pleasure in introducing you to this terrific scheme...
What is Own Art?
Own Art is a fantastic scheme enabling you to spread the cost of a wide variety of phenomenal signed limited edition prints and original artworks both framed or unframed.
Here at artrepublic we are passionate about making art accessible to all but did you know that the Own Art scheme is available not only within our galleries but also through artrepublic online? artrepublic were one of the first UK websites to offer Own Art online, making it even easier to own cutting edge, collectable art.
We are very proud to say that artrepublic is one of a few UK galleries selected by Arts Council England to offer art lovers 10 months interest free credit* and is one of just a handful of websites offering online applications directly through our checkout.
How much can you borrow?
Own Art loans allow you to borrow from as little as £100 up to a maximum of £2,000 for the purchase of selected limited edition prints or original art works. There is no limit to the number of times you can use Own Art to build your own art collection. There are also no charges if you decide to pay off the loan early, and you change the date of your monthly direct debit if needed.
The art must be an original, not a reproduction, and from a limited edition of 150 or less. Artists such as Magnus Gjoen, David Spiller and Dan Baldwin are amongst hundreds of sensational artists who have selected prints eligible for purchase with Own Art.
Reap the benefits of Own Art and pay as little as £10 a month for eligible limited edition prints in the opening price bracket of £100, from amazing artists such as Pixel, Patrick Thomas and Rob Wass.
If you are buying something more valuable than £2,000 you will be pleased to know that you can use an Own Art loan as a part payment (as long as it is eligible). Please do note that you cannot apply for multiple Own Art loans to cover the costs of a single purchase.
Who is eligible?
How do you apply?
If you are interested in placing an order online with artrepublic it is an absolute breeze. You can view hundreds of eligible works of art in our Buy Art, Pay Later section of the website. Simply choose an eligible print (each has the Own Art tag under the 'Buy Now' button), then select 'Pay Later' in the checkout and complete your application, that's all there is to it. Once in your basket you can choose exactly how much you want to borrow from Own Art, adjusting the price with a sliding bar (in a fuchsia pink box!). If you are using the scheme as a part payment you then need to pay the remaining balance and follow the prompts to complete the loan application.
It is surprisingly easy to apply, but if you do need a hand you can always call us on 0845 644 5334 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If your application is accepted your order will be despatched, then you'll then have 10 months to complete your interest free* payment whilst enjoying your art!
Planning a visit to artrepublic’s Gallery in Brighton? You will find dedicated art consultants within the gallery who can assist you in processing an application during your visit.