Jack Tanner, ‘Fuse’
what we do
newplatform.art supports early career artists, at a time where funding cuts and a lack of creative opportunities mean artists are finding it increasingly difficult to sustain and evolve their practices.
benefits for artists
Emerging artists, whether they have recently left art school or are making their own way in the art world, are struggling to survive. We help artists understand ways in which their practice can sustain them financially, access financial support, context to present their work and the opportunity to learn business skills – to enable them to develop their art practice with confidence, avoiding exploitation.
A key component of the support offered to emerging artists participating in the newplatform.art initiative is our professional development programme. This unique programme has been designed by artists, for artists – providing crucial and practical information on topics relating the business of being an artist – areas rarely addressed in art schools.
benefits for businesses and corporate organisations
newplatform.art provides commercial organisations with a vibrant, dynamic and annually changing art collection, without the responsibility of ownership of a permanent collection, and a sustainable and innovative corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental, social and governance (ESG) programme which engages staff and clients.
We provide the expertise, structure and logistics to enable commercial organisations to display, support and engage with early career artists.
The flexibility of the model means that this programme can be adapted according to the needs and resources of the organisation, so that each business can run their own custom-built contemporary art programme. We can provide consultancy services or run the entire programme for you. All we ask is that you reward the artists for displaying their work, cover our (not for profit) costs and contribute to the artists’ Professional Development Programme.
The adaptable and collaborative nature of the model, involving partnerships with many arts organisations, enables newplatform.art to satisfy different CSR and ESG agendas, to support artists, whether they are linked to art groups, mental health settings, prisons or other community hubs.
This scheme also offers the possibility for the staff of the organisation to be given a unique opportunity to engage with the visual arts and play a role in supporting emerging artists. This represents CSR and ESG at its very best.