View Full Version : What sort of funding/help could i gat?

10-03-2005, 10:20 PM
As an artist i am making a pretty good living selling my original art on ebay. I have this idea of opening up a gallery with studio space for half a dozen artists. Visitors would be able to see the artists working and view and buy their work (and others) in the gallery, perhaps attaching a framing workshop or a printing studio to the gallery. (this is just the basic outline of the idea, it is actually a little bit more involved offering various services to both artists and customers)

Finding suitable premises has been the biggest problem, but this afternoon i think that i may have found what may be suitable.
The premises is available leasehold for 19,500 pa plus the usual business rates, service charges insurance etc.

A business plan that i did sometime ago showed an income (estimated i'll admit) that would support this sort of outgoing.

I can put some money into the pot, but What sort of funding could i get? could there be any grants available?

Any help or advice with regards financing or leashold will be a help. Tomorrow i will be hitting the Internet doing some research but any pointers will help.

11-03-2005, 09:22 AM

I suggest contacting your local Arts Council: