ArtCan is a non-profit arts organisation that supports artists through profile raising activities and exhibitions, an open network of ‘likeminded’ peers, and practical support structures.
ArtCan believes that artists need time to establish their practice.
ArtCan seeks to complement and support established gallery structures by enabling emerging talent to be experienced and purchased.
ArtCan believes that a no-commission sales structure helps ensure that the artist can focus on developing their art rather than trying to make ends meet.
Developing a fine art practice can result in isolation and so providing a network of like-minded peers can enrich thinking.
ArtCan understands that artists need access to resources and specialists to help maximize the chances of sustaining their practice.
We create opportunities for emerging contemporary artists to reach a wider audience in the art world and we believe that individuals working alongside each other create power through collaboration. We promote fair payment of artists. We are a not-for- profit and no-commission initiative. An artist receives the entirety of the profit if their piece sells during an ArtCan event.