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The Fastest Growing Community of Artists Online; providing you with the resources and support to thrive.

Protect your Business

Members of the VAA receive FREE Public + Products Liability Insurance (£5 Million). This means our members feel protected with quality artist insurance.

Professional Support

Answering the age-old question, ‘how to sell art’. Our artists have the opportunity to connect with industry professionals, galleries, and publishers.

A Library of Knowledge

Our artists reach new levels with our frequently updating range of resources, training programs, and webinars. Join today for the chance to transform your career.

Spring into Sales

Events to help any artist to make more sales this Spring.
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Discover a variety of benefits with your membership to the Visual Artists Association.

A membership with the VAA provides you with up to £5m Products and Public Liability Insurance.

Access to our constantly updating directory. Providing you with professional connections.

The VAA keeps it’s members up to date with monthly opportunities to network and grow your business.

We run frequent Calls-For-Art, Artist Scholarships, and Artist Awards

The VAA Vault is made up of Articles, Guides, and Templates, keeping you knowledgable.

Establish your place in the art world.

VAA Courses

Momentum: Artist Growth Programme


VAA Momentum is an accelerator course for artists to gain the skills necessary to develop a profitable artist business and sell more art.

This short course will help you get clear on what your future as an artist looks like, so you can discover your style and work that excites you. Create multiple streams of income in your art business, whilst launching art or collections with confidence to result in sales.

Art Sales Academy


Are you an artist looking to elevate your understanding of face-to-face direct art sales at exhibitions?

Join us for an immersive and practical short course designed to equip you with the essential skills and strategies for selling art effectively.

The Visual Arts Association proudly presents the Art Sales Academy, a four-week programme that will empower you with the knowledge and tactics used by leading galleries and experts in the art sales industry.

Sharing Lessons from Professional Artists


Good Art Does Not Sell Itself is this year’s must-read book for artists across the globe. Over the past decade, Shirley-Ann O’Neill and Laura O’Hare have worked with hundreds of artists to help successfully build their practices and sell their work. During the past two years, they have built a community which focuses on supporting artists in their professional lives. Now, they are sharing their knowledge and experience with you.

Good Art Does Not Sell Itself guides artists through the ins and outs of income streams and art sales. Success is a journey and this book is the roadmap. No matter what stage you are at in your career, Good Art Does Not Sell Itself will equip you with the knowledge to increase your visibility and create more opportunities