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Guide to using Own Art

Guide to using Own Art

Own Art allows visitors at Aviva Investors Manchester Art Fair and The Manchester Contemporary to spread the cost of artwork priced from £100 to £25,000 over 10 months, with the benefit of an interest-free loan. 

We will be showing Greg Bromley's 'Parasite fight in the living infinite' on our stand, available to purchase with Own Art.

To take advantage of Own Art, follow these 3 easy steps:

Step 1

Once you have chosen your piece of artwork from any stand, get details of the artwork from the gallery, including the agreed final price and any information on deposit/delivery costs etc.

Step 2

The gallery will escort you to Own Art on stand 201, where we will take you through a 10-minute Own Art loan application. If your application is successful, we will provide you with a proof of purchase. 

Step 3

We will escort you back to the gallery stand to confirm the purchase and you can take the piece away with you on the day, or have it delivered at the end of the Fair

Customer Eligibility

You must meet the following criteria in order to apply for an Own Art loan: 
> Minimum age of 18 years  
> A permanent UK resident (minimum of 12 months)  
> Named on a personal bank account that allows Direct Debit processing 
> Have access to a secure email address  

You must also be, either: 
> Working at least 16 hours a week (employed or self-employed 
> A retired person in receipt of a pension  
> A person on a disability allowance  
> A registered carer 
> If you are not working, you can still apply for finance. Please ask the Own Art team for more details.

Own Art Gallery Network

Outside of Aviva Investors Manchester Art Fair, Own Art is available through our network of over 280 member galleries in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. You can see the complete list of member galleries on the Own Art website but don’t forget to visit these exhibiting members at the Fair:  


Supported in 2018 by

Aviva Investors

5plus Architects

Cheadle Hulme School

G F Smith


i newspaper

Jack Arts

J W Lees

Landmark Investments Group

Manchester School of Art

Manchester City Council

Manchester Evening News

The Principal

Willoughby's Wine

Cass Art