About Us

OUR STORY

Since 1991, Axisweb has been a champion of artists, supporting the developing, sharing and showcasing of their ideas and talent.

Our work is guided by our charitable values:

  • Encourage and enable new collaborations and opportunities with artists
  • Advance education of the public by promoting and developing engagement, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts in the UK
  • Inspire new thinking, encourage public debate and inform best practice to contribute to civic renewal and active citizenship

A Charity, Platform and Network we are committed to supporting and presenting what artists do, helping those looking to work with artists and engaging broad audiences to create opportunities for cultural engagement.


 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"Axisweb provides an absolutely invaluable service to artists, curators and commissioners across the country."

Alessandro Vincentelli, Curator of Exhibitions & Research, Baltic

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WHAT WE DO

  • Campaign on behalf of artists to promote their work and improve opportunities to make new work possible;
  • Hosts the Axis Directory, an online showcase of over 3,000 selected artists;
  • Designs digital tools for artists like the Opportunity Finder and Profile Builder;
  • Offer Members opportunities to access empty properties through Vacant Space;
  • Provides Public and Product Liability Insurance and Professional Indemnity Insurance with Network Associate;
  • Connects people such as commissioners, curators, producers and the public with artists through digital services such as Find an Artist, Follow an Artist, Post an Opportunity, and Manage a Call;
  • Make films and distribute films about artists and their projects
  • And develops ways to increase access to, and engagement with, artists through projects and action research.

 

NEED HELP?

We can help and support you with all stages of working with an artist, from brief writing, shortlisting, commissioning and project management.

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A BRIEF HISTORY

Axisweb was founded in 1991 by Leeds Beckett University and Arts Council of Great Britain (now Arts Council England) with support from The Gulbenkian Foundation, Axisweb was inspired by a determination to champion and reflect the valuable role artists have in society.


 

Profile, Opportunities, Insurance, Network and Space

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CONTACT DETAILS

Telephone

01924 200502


Email

hello@axisweb.org


Address

Axisweb
The Art House, Drury Lane, Wakefield WF1 2TE