Own Art Scheme

Mid-Cornwall Galleries is a member of the Arts Council ‘Own Art’ scheme.

Own Art makes buying art easy and affordable by letting you spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months with an interest free loan.

The basics

You can borrow from as little as £100 up to a maximum of £2,500 for the purchase of works of art by living artists. If you are buying something more valuable than £2,500 you can use an Own Art loan as a part payment.

Own Art is available to all UK residents over the age of 18, subject to status.

How to apply

Once you’ve found the piece of work that you want to buy, just let us know that you’d like to apply for an Own Art loan to finance your purchase.

We’ll take you through the loan application process, which normally takes about 10 minutes. If you’re applying for the loan in person you’ll need to have proof of ID with you in the form of a driver’s licence or utility bill, along with a credit or debit card as proof of signature. Once you’ve provided all the information needed, you’ll get an instant decision.

Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance will send you a welcome letter and the 10 monthly payments will be collected by direct debit from your account starting a few weeks after you’ve made your purchase.

Simple as that!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or visit the Own Art website (ownart.org.uk) for further information.


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