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Visual Artists Association (VisualArtistsAssociation)

Welcome To The Visual Artists Association (VAA)

The Visual Artists Association is a professional body for artists across the UK & Internationally. Join to gain access to a huge range of membership benefits, knowledge and experience. The VAA offers an easy and direct approach to help you grow your art business, to successfully distribute and sell your art with the reassurance of continual mentoring and peer support.

The value of VAA membership has never been greater – from enhanced sales opportunities and a wider global community to access to the latest professional insights, guidance and marketing technologies. We support our members with: insurance (up to £5m), networks, events, training, advice and mentoring, as well as access to a supportive community.

Become part of the movement, Join the VAA today and get a 10% off all memberships by using the code CreativePortal10

We are Arts Organisation , we provide Career Guidance, Continuing profesional development, Short courses

Artist Insurance


Why choose VAA Public & Products Liability Insurance?


☑  From as little as £4.50 per month you can protect yourself from unexpected incidents

☑ Our artist insurance comes as part of a membership, which offers all the support an artist could need

☑ We cover damage to third-party property

☑ Our insurance covers your growing practice, meaning you can create and sell art freely.

☑ A range of activities covered including, workshops, residencies, community projects, public displays, and sale of fine art.

Free £5m Public & Products Liability Insurance with a Membership to the VAA.

Get Insured today



Mentoring Programme


We would like to introduce you to our new Artist Mentor – Karen van Hoey Smith. Karen is an Artist Manager, Fine Art Auctioneer and Consultant Expert with a Degree in Fine Art Evaluation, previously working as a Gallery Manager for Blue Dot Art & Whitewall Galleries – in addition to this was she was also a partner of White Rose Publishing. With a successful history working as an Art Broker, having sold pieces for the likes of Banksy, Karen found that she was representing and helping Artists on a regular basis achieve more sales and reaching their goals.

Through a tailored Mentorship Programme with The Visual Artists Association (VAA) focusing on your individual situation, Karen will use her extensive experience working with Artists to give YOU the clarity and direction you’ve been looking for. Find out more information here