Want to learn how to showcase your work commercially (and hopefully make a few sales while you’re studying!) but don’t know where to start - apply to Made in Arts London!
Made in Arts London is a not-for-profit enterprise run by the Arts SU’s Arts Programme team. Originally initiated by UAL alumni, Kate Rintoul, and the then Students' Union Sabbatical Officer, Robyn Minogue, Made in Arts London was launched in 2011, sparking a longstanding opportunity for students by students.
Our main aim is to support emerging creatives to sustain their practice outside and beyond university. We offer UAL students the opportunity to learn how to sell your work online and at a variety of external events. We do this through our online shop and partnerships with a variety of creative organisations such as TM Lighting, Affordable Art Fair: Hampstead, Free Range and Canopy Market, to name a few. Alongside the sale and exhibiting of work, we also provide free workshops, networking activities and one-to-one advice open to all UAL students and recent graduates through our events programme.
This opportunity is open to all current students (at time of deadline), and we encourage UAL artists, designers and makers from any level of study or discipline to apply. Every submission is considered by a panel of external industry experts and feedback is provided regardless of whether you are selected for Made in Arts London's latest collection or not. This is a great way to receive individual, constructive feedback on your work from industry professionals.
"My experience has been brilliant with Made in Arts London. I sold a painting for the first time which felt euphoric and had several exhibitions during my time at Central Saint Martins. Putting on my own exhibition taught me about the time, money, effort, responsibility and organisation that goes into it and made me even more grateful for Made in Arts London's handling of everything, as well as the beautiful spaces we got to exhibit in. One of these shows led to me selling another one of my paintings a few months ago and this was after I left university when opportunities to exhibit and sell your work are more scarce. I have enjoyed working with the team and have had so many wonderful experiences with them, and it most importantly gave me an invaluable insight into the workings of the art market and exhibiting even before I graduated."
- Joshua von Uexkull, Made in Arts London Artist
Keep an eye out for Arts SU’s updates or follow Made in Arts London on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the latest news and opportunities!
How to apply:
Please note applications for 2022 are now closed. Please keep an eye out for the launch of our 2023 application coming soon!
Apply to be represented by Made in Arts London for two years. You and your work will be launched in our annual collection in September 2022 and you will be invited to take part in exclusive events, workshops and exhibitions throughout the year. Applications are open to all current University of the Arts London students at time of deadline, Thursday 31st March 2022.
The panel will meet within a month of the deadline and you will receive feedback no more than two weeks after the panel have met, whether or not you have been successfully selected.
If you are successfully selected to be a Made in Arts London artist, you will be asked to attend a mandatory induction session.
Applications for the 2022 collection are now closed. Keep an eye out for our panel announcements on social media to see who will be curating this year's collection.
*Please note: This opportunity will close once we reach 150 applications.
Visit the shop
The two current collections for Made in Arts London were selected and curated by the following panels of leading figures in the world of art and design:
2021 Panel - Rosemary Cronin - Artist, curator and project manager, Harry Triggs - Co-Founder of TM Lighting, Eleanor Watson - Curator at the Design Museum, London and Eleanor West - 2020-21 Activies Officer at Arts SU.
2019 Panel - Karen David - Artist, curator and lecturer, Louisa Pacifico - Founder of Future Icons, Hannah Payne - Director of Marketing at TM Lighting, and Annie-Marie Akussah - 2019 Activities Officer at Arts SU.
Read our catalogues:
#9 Annual Catalogue, The Iridescent Collection (2021)
#8 Annual Catalogue, 2019 collection