We did it
On 1st April 2018 we successfully raised £1,738 with 47 supporters in 28 days

Our aim is to purchase larger, more durable specially designed outdoor stalls to improve our artist’s market in Glasgow city centre.

by Art On Scotland in Glasgow, City of Glasgow, Scotland

Art On Scotland is a social enterprise, which enables artists and makers to promote and sell their work directly to the public. It is a unique art market led by an artist for artists, based at Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow. For three years the market has been offering an affordable platform for artists to exhibit and sell work, engage with customers in person and connect directly with their audience.

We are crowdfunding for £15000 to improve the market by building specially designed outdoor market stalls that are more artist friendly than the existing rented equipment. Initially we applied for a grant to buy the stalls. Unfortunately our application wasn't successful so Plan B, we raise the money ourselves. To make this happen we need your help. Please support our campaign by donating to benefit the local creative community. Every pledge or share will help us attain our goal! While this will not impact our re-opening in May, it would enable us to provide a service that is tailored to artists and creatives alike.

The new robust stalls will be much larger and taller, with an awning to protect us from the ever-changing Scottish weather. The light coloured walls and roof will be illuminated with LED lighting, complimenting artwork and giving the appearance of an on street gallery. Owning the stalls will contribute to the longevity of the market, help set up an online traders shop, concessionary stalls for students and charities, plus help us to implement a creative mentoring scheme aimed at helping new creative businesses and individuals succeed.   

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Art On Scotland has always aimed to benefit a wide range of people including artists, young people, disadvantaged individuals, local business owners, customers and the general public. The market has provided a free, easily accessible, inclusive, and non intimidating way to view art. We aim to break down barriers to people's idea of what art is, who can appreciate it, and make it clear that it can be enjoyed by one and all. The market is also a way to improve our city centre, making it a more enjoyable experience for visiting tourists and locals. Handcrafted items are a much needed addition to the average High Street shop offer, and a good contrast to many imported goods. We live up to our tag line, "Handmade on the High Street". 

Many artists face barriers to sharing, exhibiting and selling their work. Through our project we plan to change that by providing a specialised yet accessible context for artists to present work at relatively low cost. We currently work alongside Young Enterprise Scotland offering concessionary and free stalls to student groups and individuals. This ensures the budding creatives have a platform to test out there products in a very busy city centre location at next to no cost. 

Additional outcomes and benefits for artists and audiences include-

Artists

● Work protected in larger purpose built stalls with awning. More space to show off their creativity and goods

● Extended audience reach of the market/artists work through future expansion to other communities

● Opportunity to build a greater customer base and awareness of work/practice

● Opportunity to network with fellow makers/artists

● Unique opportunity to sell work and pilot ideas  in a prime city centre location

● Concessionary stalls and mentoring for creative students and local charities

Audiences

● Improving the public image/appearance of the market and urban environment

● Creating an improved experience for local customers and visitors to the city

● Opportunity to meet some of Scotland’s professional artists and discover their practice

● Opportunity to buy unique work in person supporting handmade on the High Street

Crowdfunding Rewards by Michelle Cohen, Cohen -  Art and director of Art On Scotland

"Merchant City Gate"                               "The Cone Ranger"                                   "Heart of the City"
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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

A Giant Thank You

Massive thank you on our website and social media. Every pledge will make a difference.

£25 or more

A5 Greeting Card and Discount Voucher

Massive thank you on our website and social media. 10% off at any participating stall at our relaunch event in May. Receive an A5 Greetings card of “The Cone Ranger” or “Merchant City Gate” by Cohen - Art.

£35 or more

A5 Giclee Print and Discount Voucher

Massive thank you on our website and social media. 10% off at any stall at our relaunch event in May. Receive a signed A5 Giclee Print of “The Cone Ranger” or “Merchant City Gate” by Cohen - Art.

£50 or more

A4 Giclee Print and Discount Voucher

Massive thank you on our website and social media. 10% off at any stall at our relaunch event in May. Receive a signed A4 Giclee Print of “The Cone Ranger” or “Merchant City Gate” by Cohen - Art.

£75 or more

A3 Giclee Print and Discount Voucher

Massive thank you on our website and social media. 10% off at any stall at our relaunch event in May. Receive a signed A3 Giclee Print of “The Cone Ranger” or “Merchant City Gate” by Cohen - Art.

£100 or more

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Limited Edition Print

Massive thank you on our website and social media. Receive an A4 Limited Edition signed print of “Heart Of the City” a painting of Glasgow Central Station, by Cohen - Art. Plus 25% discount at all participating stalls at our relaunch event.

£100 or more

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Art Lesson, Learn to Paint On Glass

Enjoy a 2 hour painting on glass art lesson with Michelle Cohen in her Glasgow city centre studio. Take your painting home with you at the end of the lesson. All materials are included. No experience necessary. You will have a thank you on our website and social media for your contribution.

£120 or more

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Sponsor A Stall

Sponsor a stall for one of Glasgow’s local artists. This will cover their fee for 1 weekend during the 2018 season. Your artist will be chosen by the AOS Team, and you will receive 25% off voucher for their stall that weekend. A big thank you will be mentioned on all social media and you will be given bio information and links to your sponsored artist.

£120 or more

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Pre-Pay Your Weekend Stall

Regular traders this might interest you! Pay your stall fee in advance and receive a special artist feature on our social media for your allocated event. There is only 1 available per event, first come first serve.

£150 or more

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A3 Limited Edition Print

Massive thank you on our website and social media. Receive an A3 Limited Edition signed print of “Heart Of the City” a painting of Glasgow Central Station, by Cohen - Art. 40% off discount voucher for a commissioned original painting plus a voucher for 25% off at any participating art stall during 2018.

£200 or more

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3 x Art Lessons, Learn to Paint On Glass

Enjoy 3 x 2 hour painting on glass art lessons with Michelle Cohen in her Glasgow city centre studio. Take your paintings home with you at the end of each lesson. All materials are included. No experience necessary. You will have a thank you on our website and social media for your contribution.

£225 or more

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Sponsor 2 Art Stalls

Sponsor 2 stalls for 2 of Glasgow’s local artists. This will cover their fees for 1 weekend during the 2018 season. Your artists will be chosen by the AOS Team, and you will receive 25% off voucher for their stalls on their weekends. A big thank you will be mentioned on all social media. You will be given bio information and links to your sponsored artists.

£500 or more

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Medium Original Painting

A massive thank you on our website and social media. Gifted a medium original landscape glass painting by Cohen - Art, framed in whisky cask wood. Subject matter to be discussed. A3 Limited Edition signed print of “Heart Of the City” a painting of Glasgow Central Station, by Cohen - Art. Plus 25% voucher at participating stalls at our summer events.

£1,000 or more

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Company Sponsorship & Large Original Painting

Your company logo will feature on our website and social media as our sponsor. Gifted a large original landscape glass painting by Cohen - Art, framed in whisky cask wood. Subject matter to be discussed. A3 Limited Edition signed print of “Heart Of the City” a painting of Glasgow Central Station, by Cohen - Art. Plus 25% voucher at participating stalls at our summer events.

£2,000 or more

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Main Sponsorship & Large Original Painting

Your company logo will feature on our website, social media, all printed material, and our outdoor banners hanging along the GoMA railings as a main sponsor. Thousands of passers by in Royal Exchange Square will see your advertisement. You will be gifted a large original landscape glass painting by Cohen - Art, framed in whisky cask wood and an A3 Limited Edition signed print of “Heart Of the City” by Cohen - Art.

£5,000 or more

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Chief Sponsorship Package, Large Original Painting

Your company logo will feature on our social media, printed materials, the outdoor banners hanging on the railings at GoMA, and vinyl stickers of your logo on the gable ends of the stalls. Thousands of passers by each day will see your advertisement in Royal Exchange Square. You'll be gifted a large original landscape glass painting by Cohen - Art, framed in whisky cask wood. This is a great advertising opportunity for any company big or small.


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