This article showcases our top picks for the best London based Art companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Art industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top London Art Companies
Pirate Studios apart from a lot of existing rehearsal rooms and music production and recording studios, is that the startup is employing a lot of tech to power the logistics around its service and, in theory, make it a lot more scalable. This includes online booking, 24 hour keycode access, and other IoT controls for managing facilities.Pirate Studios offers “automated recording” and live streaming from many of its studios.
This means that bands or DJs rehearsing in one of the company’s rooms can easily record their session via built in room mics and other inputs, and the studio’s cloud software will handle mixing and mastering afterwards. Likewise, rooms are set up to be able to video and audio stream sessions, too.Both options tap into the YouTube, SoundCloud, and Spotify generation’s unstoppable appetite for more content from their favourite upcoming and established acts, as well as the dreaded music industry’s favourite new metric: how much social media reach an act has, which can in turn make or break a recording contract opportunity or the chance to get booked at larger, more lucrative live events..
Verisart is the world’s leading platform to certify and verify artworks and collectibles using the Bitcoin blockchain. Since its launch in 2015, Verisart has provided contemporary artists including Shepard Fairey with a free and easy way to generate permanent certificates of authenticity and reduce the scope for fraudulent activity.
Verisart combines museum certification standards, distributed ledger technology and image recognition to its provenance and registry services. The company is headed by Robert Norton, formerly CEO & co-founder of Saatchi Online & Sedition Art and its Board Advisers include Peter Todd, Bitcoin core developer and Dr.
Ahmed Elgammal, Professor of the Art & Artificial Intelligence Lab at Rutgers University. www.verisart.com.
Artfinder is the art marketplace creating a world where art benefits everyone. Artfinnder connects art lovers with independent artists around the world.
When you buy art from Artfinder you support independent artists in over 100 countries, helping them to make a living from art. Artfinder is the first Certified B Corporation in the art world, balancing social purpose and environmental responsibility with purpose and profit.
• 600,000+ subscribers around the world • 10,000+ artists and galleries internationally • 500,000+ artworks in categories including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, drawing and collage. .
Codex is the decentralized title registry for the $2 trillion arts & collectibles (“A&C”) ecosystem, which includes art, fine wine, collectible cars, antiques, decorative arts, coins, watches, jewelry, and more. Powered by the BidDex native token, the Codex Protocol is open source, allowing third party players in the A&C ecosystem to build applications and utilize the title system.
Codex’s landmark application, Biddable, is a title-escrow system built on the Codex protocol, which solves long-standing challenges in auctions: non-performing bidders, lack of privacy, and bidder access.. .
SMARTIFY provides instant access to inspiring art commentary, straight to your smartphone. Their app allows you to scan, identify and save art.
It also serves as a personalized, on-the-ground guide to any museum or gallery we partner with. SMARTIFY CIC is a social enterprise with a mission is to help people make meaningful connections with art and to support global visual arts organisations – public and commercial.
They’re focused on protecting artist and museum intellectual property and ensure parts of its profits are channeled back to the public institutions we serve.. .
Rise Art is the curated online gallery. We feature extraordinary art chosen by art experts from around the world.
And we are changing the way people find and buy art, making it easy for everyone. From using Artificial Intelligence and consumer psychology to shape our personalized recommendations.
To pioneering our try-before-you-by art rental offering that allows everyone to see work in situ. Rise Art makes buying great art simple risk-free and accessible.
We’re the marketplace for great art. .
Cryptograph is a publishing and auction platform of digital creations made by icons and artists that generate funds for charity forever. Cryptograph is a discovery platform built on the Ethereum Blockchain.
On our website, fans and collectors can come to explore, experience, collect and trade unique digital creations made by world-renowned icons and artists. Cryptographs are initially auctioned off on our platform using an innovative auction model that rewards every bidder who takes part (detailed in a post that will be published later this week), after which the Cryptographs can be traded between collectors forever on the secondary market.
Each Cryptograph supports a charitable cause close to its creator’s heart, and every time the Cryptograph is transacted it automatically raises money for its creator and for its charitable cause, forever. Our platform gives creators an entirely new way to monetize their talent and creativity and allows them to truly realize the intrinsic value of their work over the long term, whilst at the same time delivering great philanthropic impact.
Each Cryptograph is truly unique and designed to exist forever, it is in essence a digital legacy that brings people closer to the creators they admire. Perpetual Altruism, the social enterprise behind Cryptograph, was founded by a team of entrepreneurs, impact investors, and blockchain pioneers who are passionate about using technology to do good.
At the heart of the Cryptograph platform is the desire to support creators and the charitable causes that they care about. Every time a Cryptograph is transacted, money is donated to the creator’s cause, forever.
Thanks to this sustainably philanthropic model, creators, charities, collectors, and Perpetual Altruism are all incentivised to make sure that each Cryptograph generates a long-term positive social impact. The Cryptograph platform is built on the Ethereum blockchain and uses smart contract technology to process and automate all transactions in a secure and transparent environment..
Vastari provides networking tools to connect museums and private sector directly to share information and organize exhibitions worldwide. Its online platform, Vastari Collections, connects private collectors and museums for temporary exhibition loans.
It also enable private collectors access curators at major museums worldwide who are constantly on the lookout for new works to include in their upcoming shows. Since 2013, Vastari has facilitated dozens of loans to museums worldwide and currently has over 900 collectors among its members and provides access to hundreds of thousands of works of art, antiques, and artefacts.
Vastari was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in London.. .
The Qube is a space, resource and network designed specifically for creatives by creatives – a home for inspired creators to prosper. Members share access to 30 purpose-built studios across music, podcast, video & photography.
The Qube’s 16,000 SQFT flagship West London site opened February 2020.. .
An online platform allowing users to buy shares of artworks. Artists can make IPOs of their artworks in the “PrimaryMarket”.
They also set the selling period and the threshold (min amount of shares to sell in order to validate the sale). At the end of the selling period the artworks passing the threshold enter the “SecondaryMarket”, where users can trade shares freely.
The artworks are rented creating a revenue that gets divided among the owners.. .
Artscapy is an online art community with the goal of ushering in the digital transformation and democratization of the art world. Currently in BETA on an invitation only basis. Artscapy lets every art enthusiast and professional connect and much more…
ARTSTAQ is an online system for art quotations, automated ratings, and real-time trading. It is based on principles applied to capital markets.
ARTSTAQ is divided into three independent platforms: ARTSTAQ BigData, ARTSTAQ Rating, and ARTSTAQ Exchange. These platforms can be used by banks, brokers, wealth managers, and investors as well as by artists, galleries, curators, art rating experts, collectors, and other art professionals.
Launched in 2015, ARTSTAQ is operated from London, United Kingdom.. .
Designs by Bottletop are a work of art for the craftsman and consumer alike. Blending design with technique across cultures, Bottletop creates collections that celebrate true craftsmanship.
A timeless ‘created by hand’ aesthetic. The creation of Bottletop products not only enhance the techniques of some of the most highly skilled artisans from around the world but their training programs enable others to join them, supporting themselves and their families in the process.
The Bottletop Foundation (100% funded by Bottletop) empowers young people to protect themselves.. .
The New Craftsmen
The New Craftsmen is the first sustainable multi-channel platform that enables fine British craftsmen and craftswomen to reach customers in the luxury goods market. The New Craftsmen was founded in 2012 by Mark Henderson, Catherine Lock and Natalie Melton.
Since 2010 we have toured the British Isles meeting and documenting the makers of traditional craft, and the innovators using skills, honed over centuries, in a contemporary way. The result is The New Craftsmen: a network of makers who collaborate with us to showcase the finest materials, skills and craft products of the British Isles..
The Memo is a new publication for people curious about the future, reporting on the individuals, technology and ideas changing the world. Based in London with correspondents in New York, San Francisco and Paris, The Memo is published daily on the web, presenting carefully curated news, commentary, and high-profile interviews with people making real change around the world.
Whether you’re looking to stay on top of the latest wearables, explore new models behind publishing, or take a look inside the R&D departments of the world’s most cutting-edge companies, The Memo provides an intelligent perspective on innovation and how it influences their everyday lives.. .
Appticles is an online platform suited for content creators (bloggers, small and medium publishing houses, but also data-driven enterprises) that enables them to effortlessly reach their mobile audience by packaging their existing content into cross-platform mobile web applications. We bring forth the HTML5 technology, empowering content creators, to better reach and target their mobile audience regardless of the mobile operating system (iOS, Android, Windows Phone/RT, BB10, FirefoxOS & Tizen) or device type (smartphone or tablet) they are using.
The platform has an intuitive workflow with a rich set of features that makes it easier for content creators to personalize their own mobile web applications: ❖ Social reading experience on mobiles & tablets Users can easily share content from within the mobile web applications on their favorite social media channels. This way, their friends & followers can simply tap on a link and immediately have access to the application, without needing to install anything.
That’s priceless! ❖ Themes and custom appearance Choosing from multiple themes, customizing the colors & fonts, adding logos and mixing different graphic elements makes the brand consolidate its identity. ❖ Responsive UI All mobile web applications are sensitive to orientation changes: landscape and portrait.
In other words, the look and feel of the mobile web app seamlessly morphs into the screen size of the user’s device. ❖ Offline mode capability Users can still access the mobile web application even if they’re on a tube, on a plane or if their signal is poor.
This enhanced reading experience is all possible through this type of mobile web applications. ❖ Monetization Monetizing the mobile web apps can be achieved either through ads, paid subscriptions or social micropayments.
Regardless of the chosen monetization model, all the money goes directly in the content creator’s pocket. There’s no shared revenue constraint.
The purpose of ArtConscious, an online platform is to represent central and eastern European artists and designers in the UK and the international art market. Their vision is to bring visibility and attainability to a part of the art and design world that still, despite its richness and wide artistic talent, often goes underrepresented.
Their aim to fill this gap in the market thus creating a comprehensive picture of the region’s art scene that can bring closer the CEE art market to the western audience.. .
Wild Card Brewery
Wild Card Brewery was founded on the back of a hobby that got way out of hand. Starting out as cuckoo brewers trading on the back of a personal credit card, the outfit is an unlikely success stories that punches well above it’s weight.
With the backing of peer-to-peer lending from local supporters, the brewery moved into it’s own site in Walthamstow in January 2014 where it operates a six brewers barrel kit.. .
Marquee TV is the world’s leading multi-genre performing arts streaming service. Curating the world’s finest performances from the world’s greatest arts organisations, Marquee TV is building an aggregator brand for the whole sector – as the FT put it ‘Netflix for the arts’.
Marquee TV also commissions original productions from the world’s most exciting artists Marquee TV’s platform services are increasingly being used by arts organisations to launch their own collections and direct-to-consumer propositions, including pay per view. With apps for every device and distribution deals across the world, Marquee TV is scaling rapidly from its dual HQs in London and New York.
Marquee TV is incubated by Maidthorn, the UK’s specialist accelerator for global passion niches.. .
Their mission is to fund art, making everyone a collector. BeArt is a rewards-based crowdfunding platform for art creators and lovers.
They work directly with artists, art institutions, art professionals and other cultural producers to help hand design campaigns so that they engage backers who want to support the production of art. Backers can fund and develop both exciting emerging talents, as well as new projects by well-established artists and professionals.
Joining this community gives everyone the opportunity not only to be involved in the art-making process, but also to become an art collector. By helping fund projects, backers don’t just get rewards.
In exchange for their pledge, they can start building their own collection by receiving original works of art and taking part to unique experiences exclusively designed for them. Anyone can make art happen!.
Relentless creativity. Fabrik builds beautiful portfolio websites in minutes, powered by clever technology and you.
An intelligent theming system and content sampling algorithms understand and adapt to media content. Straightforward connections to creative and media services and super-simple customisation mean each Fabrik portfolio becomes truly one of a kind; from signup to a completed website in minutes.
Be part of the internet’s freshest creative tribe, join the world’s leading filmmakers, artists, photographers, stylists and designers with a Fabrik portfolio website.. .
ArtSpotter is an Interactive Art Map founded in April 2011. For the user, ArtSpotter is like foursquare meets Timeout.
It allows anyone to discover what‘s going on in the art world near them, anywhere in the world, as well as engage back and share their experience by adding comments, new art venues and telling their friends what they are seeing and how they found it. It opens up art to a new audience and allows galleries to be able to access a new wealth of metrics about each of their events through the application (who visited, when they visited, what they said, where they shared the info, etc).
Think of it like Google Analytics but for a venue. The beta app went live on iPhone in December and Android in January, and closed a seed round shortly after that.
#newartspotter went live August 2012 and has already received over 5000 downloads.. .
Sedition facilitates an online platform that enables its users to find and buy art in digital format. It also offers tools that enable its customers to trade art that was brought from its platform.
Sedition offers Frame that enables its users to display art through their tablets. Sedition was founded in November 2010 and is based in London, England..
Miproto is changing manufacturing for both businesses and individuals. The website allows anybody to upload their product idea, and have it developed by the same engineers working on the worlds most advanced technologies, into 3D CAD files, 3D printed models, prototypes and even mass manufactured items.
The company brings together the disjointed process into one slick system – reducing times from months to days and weeks. Whilst reducing costs by cutting admin roles and multiple projects managers across facilities.
Miproto provides a platform for product design that connects in house engineers with a global army of 24/7 freelancers, client projects, CAD files, 3D printing machines, CNC factories, mass manufacturing facilities, and even a 2D printer for invoicing! Whilst Student, Joey McConnel, was able to develop his university project component into a manufactured piece, the Design Council used Miproto to design and 3D print 200 awards for the designers involved in the London 2012 Olympics. At the same time, top secret medical devices where being prototyped in the London 3D printers.
These were being designed over night by a selection of client chosen freelance engineers, based in America and Asia.. .
MutualArt.com is a revolutionary online art information service launched in 2008 after two years of extensive research and development. They are dedicated to empowering their Members – over 500,000 art enthusiasts, collectors and professionals – by providing more art information than has ever been available before, together with tools to customize that information, using their proprietary semantic web technologies.
MutualArt.com has a completely new approach to art on the web. Members can track categories of art – even individual artists – and receive new information on these from thousands of sources.
They also receive advance notification of art events in the categories they choose – from exhibitions and lectures to opening parties and galas, to auctions offering works by their preferred artists. MutualArt.com includes the world’s largest online archive of over 200,000 art related articles from over 250 quality magazines, newspapers and journals, and also provides a conduit for galleries, museums, auction houses, art fairs and publishers to reach their target audiences over a single, global platform..
Owlstand is founded to display the beauty of old and contemporary artwork online. With a goal to set up a standard for online exhibition, we re-think the digital space.
With a brand new, simple viewing experience, we want to provide a real opportunity for everyone to enjoy art from all walks of life. Here, you can view and display high quality art imageries in detail, and discussed, shared and collected art with the world.
So, join us today, and be a part of our community. Let’s inspire generations together..
It’s Nice That
Creativity is incredibly powerful; it can move, astonish, connect and challenge us. It’s Nice That believes passionately that creative inspiration is for everyone and by championing the most exciting and engaging work online, in print and through their events programme, they want to open up this world to the widest possible audience.
They now have many platforms including itsnicethat.com, their quarterly magazine Printed Pages, the end-of-year It’s Nice That Annual, their summer symposium Here, the monthly Nicer Tuesdays talks series, a London listings guide, an online shop and an audiovisual platform. But as well as publishing inspirational work, they also harness this creative expertise to help brands communicate their messages to their audience and beyond..
Oru Space is a lifestyle workspace conceptually designed for the unique times we live in. By bringing a friendly workspace environment to suburbia, Oru ensures that professionals and creatives – with little time to commute – can thrive by simply knowing they’re closer to home.
An innovative people-focused model, Oru’s dynamism is encapsulated in co- founder’s Paul Hepworth Nelmes’s and Vibushan Thirukumar’s motto ‘we think, for what you need’. Therefore creating a positively energising space with emphasis on wellness, diet, workspace and cultural events in tandem with an unparralleled passion for the environment, sustainability & social outreach..
Tate is a collection of four galleries that house national collections of British and international art. It consists of Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool, and Tate St Ives.
It also has an online presence in the form of Tate Online. Its mission is to increase public knowledge, understanding, and enjoyment of British, modern, and contemporary art.
Tate was founded in 1897 and is based in London, United Kingdom.. .
Octopus Communications Consultancy
Our Brand To Sales™ approach We are the first to fuse research, PR, social, content, events and technology together into focused campaigns that help Brands arrive at Sales much faster. All under one roof, with one team, and delivered in a way that makes commercial sense for our clients.
Brand To Sales™ is a refreshingly methodical approach that works. Tried, tested and proven, the campaigns we run for global market leaders are the true measure of our success.
While our wide range of services, and talented people, are what make it all happen. We’ve also been recognised by our industry as an ‘Agency of the Future’.
These are big shoes to fill but meet with us and you’ll soon see that the energy, spirit of teamwork and commitment to performance shared by each and every Octopede ensures that the future is now. The Octopus Group story so far… Octopus Group began as single PR consultancy in 2001.
The company soon grew and was able to offer clients additional specialist services in the disciplines of B2B, B2C and Research. Today we are a 70-strong, London-based, independent integrated marketing agency with a healthy roster of clients.
We think you’ll find us a breath of fresh air. But enough about us, let’s talk about you….
A R T C U B E
A R T C U B E redefines how we see, experience and buy art. An exclusive online & offline experience for individuals in the art world to share and connect.
Expand your network of like-minded people on a social and professional level. From artists to collectors, galleries and everyone who is enthusiastic about art – A R T C U B E will unite the art world.
They match buyers directly with galleries, simplifying the purchasing process, while enhancing sales and publicity for the gallery. Combining both a social network with an online marketplace, A R T C U B E provides users with a unique way to fully immerse themselves in all aspects of the art world.
Using new technology, including live streaming, AR & VR, we recreate the OFFLINE experience ONLINE. With an expertly curated selection of contemporary fine art in a range of prices, we provide customers with an unparalleled selection to discover, love and buy.
Get ready for the launch in Spring 2016.. .
Inspiration Hut is an online resource that provides daily inspiration from some of the world’s most creative portfolios for designers, photographers, and artists. It also offers design-related articles; free and premium downloads such as fonts, Photoshop brushes, PSD files, and textures; and Photoshop tutorials.
Inspiration Hut enables its users to submit their own work and get them reviewed and published on its website.. .
5minutes empowers creative professionals to build websites optimized for revenue in 5 minutes or less. 5minutes is a design led, all-in-one platform for creative professionals that helps them to get a full-fledged web presence: all sites are optimized to look good on mobile devices and to be indexed and ranked by Google for relevant keywords in a few hours (the average time to get indexed is two weeks).
5minutes also assists users to sell digital and physical products (stock photos, wedding albums, prints, etc all through the same platform), to identify who to follow on Twitter & Facebook in order to grow their social graph and to come up with and schedule daily updates on Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn in order to get more leads. We got more than 4,000 people signed up for a paid subscription on our landing page.
In the last few years, the three cofounders worked together with professionals and companies like Universal, Incase, or Lexus to help them do the same thing that 5minutes helps with: look good online and sell stuff.. .
Southbank Centre is a complex of artistic venues on the South Bank of the River Thames. It comprises of three main buildings: the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the Hayward Gallery.
Nearly a thousand paid performances of music, dance, and literature are staged at Southbank Centre each year, as well as over 300 free foyer events and an education programme, in and around the performing arts venues. In addition, three to six major art exhibitions are presented at Hayward Gallery yearly, and National Touring Exhibitions reach over 100 venues across the U.K.
Southbank Centre manages a 21-acre site from County Hall to Waterloo Bridge, and includes the Purcell Room, the Saison Poetry Library, Jubilee Gardens, and The Queen’s Walk.. .
ART is a new top-level domain created for the international art and culture community. Above all, it is a way for individuals and institutions within the art sector to identify themselves with the art world, quickly and easily.
It is the new digital address for all members of the arts. .ART mission is to responsibly advance the art world through technology and creativity; to create a global community and to build new territory on the internet that is dedicated to the world of arts and culture.
They will collaborate with the artistic and cultural community to invent new and exciting digital services in the name of art and creativity.. .
ArtAttack London Ltd.
ArtAttack is a mobile art marketplace and social network that gives artists and art-lovers the ability to view, buy and sell artwork. It exists to give artists an invigorating space to exhibit and sell their work, as well as document their development over time.
For collectors, buyers and enthusiasts, it provides an opportunity to discover, follow and purchase work from the wealth of emerging talent that is coming out of art schools today.. .
Crane.tv is a contemporary-culture video magazine, focusing on arts, design, style, food and travel around the world. Launched in 2010, Crane.tv comprises a talented team of journalists, videographers, producers and digital marketers — gifted storytellers who present emerging and established creative scenes from around the world.
Because of our ability to connect with audiences who are hard to reach with traditional media, brands started asking us to help craft and tell their stories to our viewers. In 2012, the group consequently launched Cult, a content marketing agency that utilizes Crane.tv’s insight, access, storytelling and distribution capabilities to bridge the gap between what advertisers want to say and what their consumers really want to hear..
Oxia Palus is an artificial intelligence art tech startup, resurrecting the world’s lost art. Our mission is to uncover masterpieces lost to the ages using AI.
In September 2019 Oxia Palus featured in MIT Technology Review for reconstructing a lost Picasso, La Femme Perdue and subsequently gained worldwide press coverage. Since then Oxia Palus has presented research at NeurIPS 2019, came 3rd in NVIDIA’s Top 10 AI Developer Stories of 2019 and recently featured in NVIDIA’s GTC 2020 Keynote by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang.
In May 2020 Oxia Palus joined NVIDIA’s Inception Program. Oxia Palus was founded in London in January 2019 by George Cann and Anthony Bourached..
Sponsume is an online crowdfunding platform. Creative individuals and organisations use Sponsume to raise awareness and funds for their projects.
The site uses the power of social networks and the wisdom of crowds to help fund a variety of projects ranging from indie films to documentaries, music, theatre, photography, green and social enterprise.. .
Marathon artists is a new independent music label. Its house will always be built on artists first.
Marathon produces, publishes and manages artists. It is founded to support and grow new artists.
It is committed to new music expressions. Inspired by atlantic, island and stax, it believes in the studio being central to the label.
Marathon invests in genuine Long-term relationships. Marathon supports a family of labels to innovate and stay true.
Marathon is founded by paul-rene albertini, philippe ascoli and jimmy mikaoui. Marathon is also home to house anxiety records, introducing the prodigious escapism of jamie isaac and the soulful shoegaze of childhood..
Tagsmart offers an all-round complete art authentication solutions, designed for artists, collectors and sellers of art. Endorsed and used by leading and upcoming artists, Tagsmart Certify uses DNA tagging technology to identify artworks alongside a unique system for issuing Certificates of Authenticity.
These services are fully integrated with a secure digital platform which enables artists to verify the authenticity of their artworks and create an accredited chain of provenance.. .
ArtBrowser mission is to revolutionise the global market for art lovers. Whether you’re an artist, a gallery, buyer or appreciator, they cater for every artistic tendency.
They are a digital platform that not only supports established artists and galleries but will help lesser known artists and independent galleries to promote their work and connect with enthusiasts around the world. By partnering with artists, galleries and organisations we can create a genuine marketplace for art lovers, helping our partners promote their pieces, events and exhibitions to a wider audience..
Creative Commission is an online hub to bring together creative talent and the record industry. Record companies, management firms and/or artists post briefs and use these to identify creatives for their projects.
For example album artwork, digital design, poster campaigns, GIF design, photographs, video production and direction, content of that nature. Creative members use the site to build a profile containing examples of their work, links and testimonials and use this to connect and appeal to the commissioning companies..
siteInspire is an online resource that showcases web and interactive designs. People can browse for sites by style, type, or subject.
It shares designs of websites supported on platforms such as Behance Pro-site, Cargo Collective, Shopify, Squarespace, and Tumblr. The site showcases websites of various types: agency or consultancy, annual report, bar and restaurant, blog, catering, cinema, corporate site, education, events, gallery or museum, hotel or venue, magazine, mobile and web application, music artist or band, newspaper, portfolio, product catalogue or collection, and more.
Some of the featured styles include animation, background music or sound, collage, column layout, corporate, editorial, feminine, flash, grid layout, hand-drawn, horizontal layout, Web 2.0, illustrative, typographic, and more. siteInspire was launched in 2009 and is operated from London, United Kingdom..
Artvisor is a contemporary art advisory firm centered around an innovative online platform. The platform offers a combination of proprietary algorithmic recommendations with human expertise to purchasing artworks.
Artvisor’s vision is to build a global platform that provides high-quality, highly vetted, and personalized art consultancy services. Its innovative approach to newcomers to the art world encourages and generates user understanding regarding the cultural relevance of art, as well as its market.
Artvisor bridges the gap between the large number of potential buyers of contemporary art and the complex art collecting process, which requires a high level of dedication and commitment. The amount of information available in today’s contemporary art world is overwhelming for people approaching it from the outside.
By offering a selection of high-end artworks tailored to each user’s preferences, Artvisor’s ambition is to become a market leader by making the art advisory process scalable.. .
HypeForType is a growing hotbed of top typographic talent. Born out of the (slightly) obsessive quest for fontal perfection and more respect for the art of beautifully crafted type of one Alex Haigh.
You could think of him as the Hugh Heffner of the type world, but in a less seedy way and without the mansion. It was over a year in the making (ever the perfectionist) and the virtual doors have been open for business for over a year now too.
In that time, the vision of creating a type foundry to showcase the best in today’s typographic talent, and a platform for keen eyed creatives to find and buy truly unique, hand-crafted fonts to add depth to their work that nothing else can do has become something much bigger. Time and type have been kind to HypeForType and the revolution gains momentum; with glowing press coverage in Creative Review, The D&AD Annual, Computer Arts, The 99 Percent, And our very first nod from the Yellow Pencil people at D&AD – look out for our beautiful, exclusive Neo Deco font in the prestigious D&AD Annual.
HypeForType isn’t about banging out standard fonts you’d find in any suite, it’s about collaborating with award-winning designers and making beautiful type not only accessible, but indispensible. We think beautiful typography shouldn’t be a ‘nice to have’, it should be a don’t present it without.So we offer iconic, hand-crafted typefaces that can take a piece of work from good to, well quite frankly, great.
HypeForType offers a veritable feast of fonts for anyone interested in experimenting with typography, designers getting back in touch with the classic skill and brands looking to commission something standout that really adds depth to their visual language.. .
Rug Artisan is an unconventional brand designed to create bespoke rugs for the crème de la crème. Their designs are a fusion of contemporary art and inimitable style brought to life by rug artisans with a highly specialised skill set.
Every custom rug is a unique work of art, designed and created punctiliously with the greatest care possible. Their aim is to provide their clients with an unsurpassed level of independence in designing..
SHOWstudio is a fashion website that features fashion films, interviews, live panel discussions, round-up discussions, head to head discussions, and other content. The site broadcasts live from catwalk shows and fashion shoots.
It works with filmmakers, writers, and cultural figures to create online content, exploring various facets of fashion through moving image, illustration, photography, and articles. SHOWstudio has collaborated with various popular figures of contemporary fashion, including John Galliano, Kate Moss, Rick Owens, Comme des Garçons, and Alexander McQueen.
It has also supported and nurtured emerging talent, including Giles Deacon, Gareth Pugh, Rodarte, and Mary Katrantzou, offering new designers with a global showcase for creative expression. The site has also worked with pop culture icons and creatives from the world of art, music, and film, including Tracey Emin, Björk, Brad Pitt, and Lady Gaga.
SHOWstudio was launched in November 2000 by Nick Knight and its operations are based in London, United Kingdom.. .
BEABACKER is a crowdfunding “donation-based” platform that makes it easy for artists and creators to get paid. BEABACKER.com is where fans go to offer financial support to their favourite creators.
The platform enables fans to offer gifts in the form of a one-off donation or a recurring “subscription” style donation. Fans also have the chance to send a message with their gift, to which creators can personally reply.
BEABACKER’s mission is to make Independent Media thrive. The company achieve this by offering the tools and technology that creators need in order to monetize their content more efficiently and effectively..
64 Million Artists
64 Million Artists is a national campaign to unlock the potential of everyone in the UK through creativity. We use a simple, fun and free process: Do, Think and Share to support people who’d like to use creativity to express themselves, get a bit more of a spring in their step, or connect better with others.
We believe passionately that everyone has the right to a creative life, that we are all instinctively creative but that often gets knocked out of us at school or work. With partners we are developing simple ways of helping people do stuff again, to just have a go without worrying about being good at something or being an expert.
We work in a number of areas: With the arts and cultural sector (including the BBC on Get Creative) to ensure everyday creativity is encouraged and celebrated across the UK. With employers to bring fun and regular creativity to the workplace.
With towns and cities to see what happens when you catalyse larger numbers of people to unleash their potential. And with people effected by stress, depression, anxiety or other wellbeing issues to explore how everyday creativity can make a positive contribution to individual lives across the UK.
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64 Million Artists was founded by Jo Hunter and David Micklem who want to change the world for the better by placing creativity at the heart of British life.. .
Mesitus is a curated collection of artisanal home decor and green furniture that harmonise the air, the light and the energy of your living space. Our products are personally handpicked and handcrafted from ethically-sourced and eco-friendly recycled materials.
Mesitus is the nature touch for your outer world – the outside environment that helps nurture the inner world of your body, mind and soul, turning your living space into your own natural habitat.. .
One of London’s oldest markets, Spitalfields is now a seven-days-a-week destination. At its heart, Spitalfields ‘Traders’ Market is an uncompromising array of independent stall holders, showcasing incredible hand-crafted and hard-to-find pieces that make every trip special and memorable.
“Spitalfields Market” is a traders market as well as a food and art market located in Spitalfields, London. Traders began operating around 1666, after the Great Fire of London, where the market stands today.
The Spitalfields regeneration programme that ended in 2005, resulted in two new public spaces – Bishops Square and Crispin Place, restoration of several historic streets and more independent retailers and restaurants. Spitalfields Market is situated in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
It is surrounded by Lamb Street, Old Spitalfields Market, Brushfield Street and Bishops Square.. .
Cut Out + Keep
Cut Out + Keep offers an online platform that enables its users to find and share tutorials for handmade items. The handmade items are categorized according to food and drink; hair and beauty; home and garden; fashion; jewelry; art and models; and plushies.
Cut Out + Keep also offers its customers with a blog and books about handmade items. Cut Out + Keep was founded by Tom Waddington and Cat Morley in June 2006.
It is based in Edinburgh, Scotland.. .
Green Culture World Foundation
The GCWF works on the advancement of education through arts, science, entrepreneurship and philosophy focusing on exploring and finding sustainable solutions to preserve our environment. Working on the development of individual capabilities, competencies, skills and profound understanding of the protection of the environment.
The GCWF provides a platform for developing and supporting internal creative economy working with networked markets sharing sustainability best practice across a variety of sectors, inter-cultural values, and innovation to achieve wider reach and greater impact for better understanding and practicing sustainability. The GCWF organises industry related networking and educational events to connect and strengthen the worldwide green creative network and create opportunities to exchange ideas, experiences, and expertise.
Creative education, enterprise, and employment in the creative and sustainable industries.. .
Momart offers a premier fine art transport, storage and installation service for collectors, galleries, museums, and artists worldwide. Its clients include those working in the contemporary and modern fields to specialists in classical antiquities and Renaissance masterpieces.
The company was established in 1972.. .
Creative Industries Federation
The Creative Industries Federation is the national organisation for the UK’s creative industries. They put the sector at the heart of political, economic, and social decision-making.
The creative industries are the fastest growing sector of the UK economy spanning advertising, architecture, and heritage to video games, performance, and publishing. They are worth £91.8bn GVA – more than oil and gas, life sciences, automotive and aerospace industries combined.
The Federation is entirely independent. Their revenues – and their strength – come from more than 1,000 companies, organisations, institutions and individual practitioners, working in every part of the creative industries – commercial and publicly-supported – as well as in the education system that supports them all.
They work with their members in all cities, regions, and nations to strengthen the voice of the UK’s creative industries, advocate sector priorities, convene their network with thought leaders, politicians, and practitioners, and deliver practical services to support their creative community.. .
The Other Art Fair
The Other Art Fair, the leading artist fair for discovering emerging artists, provides a platform for artists to present and sell their work directly to art buyers. Using a selection committee of art experts and a guest curator, each fair presents 130 artists and their work, enabling both collectors and first-time buyers to buy directly from emerging artists.
In five years The Other Art Fair has hosted 11 fairs working with over 1,000 artists from more than 20 countries. Unlike “other” fairs, The Other Art Fair creates an accessible and open fair designed for visitors to enjoy an interactive and immersive experience..
Barbican is a world-class arts and learning organization supporting art forms, including dance, film, music, theatre, and visual arts. It serves its wide and diverse audiences, engaging with arts lovers through its unique and inspiring artistic events at the center and using its creative learning program and free events to introduce new audiences to arts experiences.
Over 1.77 million people joins Barbican’s doors every year and a further 300,000 at offsite events across London, alongside hundreds of artists and performers from across the globe featuring in its artistic program and more than 300 staff working onsite. In 2012, it helped celebrate the Olympic year with many of its projects forming part of the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival.
Barbican’s architecturally renowned center opened in 1982 and comprises the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, the Pit, Cinema One, the newly opened Cinemas Two and Three in Beech Street, Barbican Art Gallery, a second gallery The Curve, foyers and public spaces, a library, Lakeside Terrace, a glasshouse conservatory, conference facilities, and three restaurants. It is based in London..
art:i:curate launched the first crowdfunding platform that allows emerging artists to raise funds for their work and share profits on sales with their community. art:i:curate is reinventing the gallery model and enabling anyone to become a patron of contemporary art and design in a few simple steps.
How it works: the platform allows people to pledge a chosen amount to finished works they like thus providing financial support to help emerging artists to create new work. art:i:curate calls its patrons “Co-Producers” since their investment helps artists continue their creative practice.
In turn, Co-Producers get a percentage of the proceeds once the work they have backed is sold.. .
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