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United ArtSpace

“We don’t know who you are. We don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, we can tell you we don’t have money. But what we do have are a very particular set of skills; skills we have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make us a dream for people like you. If you let fear go now, that will be the start of it. But if you don’t, we will look for you, we will find you, and we will inspire you.” – Team United ArtSpace
United ArtSpace is an artist run social enterprise with a mission to inspire, support & connect people from around the world who love creating visual art.
Whatever your reasons for making art, we believe you and your work have a place in this world. Our aim is to help you find your purpose by making art that fuels your passion, impacts people emotionally whilst showing and selling to people who love what you do.
But, the truth is being an artist isn’t easy, is it? You want to make art and you might want to sell it, but things seem to get in the way.

Have you ever felt like…

  • You want to get your work ‘out there’ but it’s so time consuming not to mention confusing?

 

  • You don’t know where to start with artist statements, websites, social media, galleries, where to put your work, it’s overwhelming!?

 

  • Your dream is to make a living from your art so you can spend your days doing what you love and support your family, but you don’t believe it can happen?

 

  • You’re feeling uninspired and stuck on a piece of work and you have no idea what direction to go in?

 

  • You see other people’s work and then start to doubt yourself and think you’re not good enough?

 

It is totally normal to feel like this and most of our members’ join us feeling this way.  The struggle is real but when you have a burning desire to create art, it won’t go away.

We have worked with thousands of artists and here’s what we know to be true….

Artists have an inexplicable desire to make art and express the world around them.  It’s a form of personal expression and they want to be the very best they can be.   They are making their mark in the world, giving part of themself through their art.

There is no better feeling than for someone to see their work and have some kind of emotional response.  It may make them happy, sad or bring awareness, this is the beauty of art, it has the power to impact and connect with people on a deep level.

Artists aren’t driven by money, their desire to make art that expresses part of who they are is more important, but making an income enables them to keep making art and also make a living so they can continue to do something they love

We have to believe in ourselves, learn as much as we can, remain inspired and surround ourselves with like-minded people on the same journey as us who can help keep us going when the going gets tough.

Who Are We?

“We love inspiring others and helping spread creativity. Making art is therapeutic, it inspires us and teaches us so much about the world we live in.  Art is everywhere, it brings us together.  Keep making and sharing art”. – United ArtSpace.

This is why we created United ArtSpace.

United ArtSpace is a social enterprise run by artists.  We receive no funding and no outside support, we are simply artists who are passionate about helping other artists as we know how hard it can be to stay motivated, believe in ourselves and find out how to do things!

We have a wealth of arts experience and are crazy passionate about helping others.

Michelle Lloyd

Fine Artist | Founder of United ArtSpace

Sharon Massey

Sharon Massey

Artist | Ceramicist | Sculptor

Andrew Lloyd

Andrew Lloyd

Website |Graphic Design

 
Sally Barr

Sally Barr

Artist | Illustrator

Yone Liau

Yone Liau

Fine Artist

 

How can we help you?

We have so many people join our group feeling lost and uninspired, they are searching for more.  Their confidence is low and they don’t believe in themselves.  Our group helps people get back on track and build confidence.
We also have people join us who want to learn more about making art, so they can be the best they can be whilst getting it in front of people who love it.
Below are 6 ways we can help you make art that: fuels your passion, impacts people and makes you money.
Join our free art group, The VAS, where we have over 3,000 friendly and supportive artist’s working together to make art.  We have regular discussions about making art and everyone is really friendly.
Every month we host a live art challenge to help keep you inspired & motivated.  In the past we have run 14 day drawing challenges, 7 Day Sketchbook Project, Painting classes and lots more.  
This serves as our notice board and you will find a wealth of articles and inspiration.  We also host weekly live Q&A sessions where we have a very informal chat about art and ask any questions you have.
The Hub is an online resource of information and resources that teach and guide people how to improve confidence, whilst finding the best place to show and sell art.
We run various art courses throughout the year.  Our signature art course is Make your Mark and this is perfect for people who want to start a new piece of work or a new collection.  
Behind the Sketchbook is a collection of stories from other visual artists who are in the same boat as you. You can read stories from people all around the world who love to create art.

What we believe…

There is a place for everyone in the art world

We all have our own unique reasons for making art and we are all unique.  The key is tapping into your passions and staying true to who you are.  Working to your strengths and creating art that makes you happy.

Fear is the biggest thing that holds artists back

We see so many artists crippled by fear. Creating art is a very personal practice, we are bearing our souls to the world and opening up ourselves to criticism and opinions.  

We hate to see fear limiting the potential of artists we work with, so we tackle fear head on and work on it every single day to make sure our artists are living to their full potential and making decisions through passions rather than fear.

If you really want to do or be something, you can

We believe that if you are really passionate and dedicated anything is possible.

The people who achieve their dreams are the ones still holding on when everyone else gave up.

We will help you hang on in there.

Our Values…

Friendship and Community

We are very fortunate to have attracted a very friendly, supportive group of artists’. We feel very strongly that people should be treated with respect and shouldn’t be judged.  We want people to feel safe and at home within our community.

Learning and Growth

Living busy and hectic lives makes it difficult to find time to learn new things, but learning and growing as a person is essential.  Staying up to date in an ever changing world and learning new things improves our self esteem and keeps the brain active.  We encourage and share knowledge so you can grow as a person, develop your skills and improve yourself and your art.

Fun and Happiness

We run a fun, happy group.  Yes, we know life can get stressful and things aren’t always rosey, we also know that depression is rife amongst creative people, which is why we want to be a place people can escape the doom and gloom and turn to us for some laughter and positivity.  The hard truth is life is short and it can be very short for some.  We need more happy people in this world.  We believe in making things fun and having a bit of a laugh, because quite frankly we are fortunate to be here, for you to be sat reading these very words.  Smile and be happy.

Inspiration & Creativity

We love inspiring others and helping spread creativity.  Making art is therapeutic, it inspires us and teaches us so much about the world we live in.  Art is everywhere.  It has so much impact and adds so much to our lives.  Keep making and sharing art.

Support & Guidance

We know how lonely it can be making art on your own.  There is no-one to bounce ideas off and no-one to ask for help when you are stuck.  We don’t want anyone to feel alone.  We want all artists to feel they have all the support and guidance they need.

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