We’re all in this together

About

The Artists’ Bond is a collective venture for UK-based artists looking for a lucky break, managed by the Agent Ellie Harrison.

It currently has 160 artist members across the UK. Together we have £4,800 invested in Premium Bonds. On the first of each month we stand a chance winning an equal share of the £1,000,000 jackpot prize. Follow our fate in the news section.

History

The Artists’ Bond was established in 2011 by the forty members of the Artists’ Lottery Syndicate (which ran from 1 July 2010 – 1 July 2011). Together we chose to re-invest our annual winnings in a new long-term collective venture which would create a bond between us over the course of our careers.

In 2012 and 2013 ‘open calls’ invited more artists to join The Artists’ Bond, bringing the membership to a total of 120. After two ‘fallow years’ allowing the Agent to recover from all the paperwork, another ‘open call’ was issued in 2016, focussing on expanding our membership in Scotland.

This website was developed and funded as part of Ellie Harrison’s The Glasgow Effect and launched in September 2016 to welcome our forty new artist members. Designed and built by Glasgow-based web designer Neil Scott, it features a map showing the distribution of our membership around the UK.

Get Involved

The Artists’ Bond may expand up to a maximum of 1,000 members. ‘Open calls’ are issued between 1 April – 1 July some years. To qualify to join you must be a visual artist based in the UK and be prepared to make an initial investment of £30 (equivalent to that made by each of the founding members in 2011).

Once a member of The Artists’ Bond, you are not permitted to withdraw from the scheme. Instead you become eligible for an ‘annual payout’ each summer for the rest of your life. This is an equal share of our total annual winnings, transferred to you by BACs.

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Members

Name Location Year
Glasgow2011
Glasgow2013
London2013
London2016
London2016
Birmingham2013
Sheffield2011
Swansea2013
Rye Harbour2011
Plymouth2012
Cardiff2011
London2013
London2012
Edinburgh2013
Glasgow2012
London2016
London2013
London2013
Glasgow2013
London2011
Manchester2016
Nottingham2011
Dartford2016
Glasgow2016
Glasgow2016
Manchester2011
Sheffield2012
Brighton2013
Birmingham2011
Westcliff-on-Sea2013
London2011
Glasgow2016
Kilcreggan2016
London2016
London2011
London2013
London2013
London2011
London2012
London2012
London2012
Glasgow2016
Glasgow2016
Glasgow2011
Newport-on-Tay2013
Liverpool2011
Exeter2016
London2011
Warwick, UK2011
Glasgow2011
Malvern2011
Nottingham2012
Glasgow2016
London2012
Glasgow2013
London2016
Glasgow2013
Manchester2011
Glasgow2013
London2013
Sheffield2013
Glasgow2016
London2011
Cheriton, Hampshire2013
Birmingham2013
Solihull2012
London2012
Nottingham2011
Westcliff-on-Sea2013
Cobham, Surrey2011
London2012
Dundee2016
London2011
London2016
Manchester2011
London2012
Glasgow2016
Glasgow2013
Glasgow2016
London2013
Nottingham2016
Brighton2013
London2012
London2013
Kingussie2011
London2012
London2012
London2012
London2012
Wellingore2013
Huddersfield2013
Glasgow2011
London2012
Glasgow2016
London2011
Nottingham2011
Manchester2012
Glasgow2013
Manchester2016
London2012
London2016
Glasgow2016
Glasgow2012
Newcastle upon Tyne2012
Hertford2013
Glasgow2016
London2011
London2011
Edinburgh2016
Glasgow2016
Glasgow2013
Croydon2013
Newcastle upon Tyne2012
London2012
Balmerino2011
Swansea2013
London2012
Frodsham2012
Birmingham2013
Manchester2011
Glasgow2012
London2012
London2011
Cardiff2013
London2016
Glasgow2013
Nottingham2012
Brighton2012
Manchester2012
Liverpool2011
Plymouth2013
Glasgow2016
London2012
London2012
Stoke-on-Trent2016
London2012
Newcastle upon Tyne2012
Framsden2011
St Ives, Cambridgeshire2012
Nottingham2011
London2011
Leeds2013
Balfron2016
Helensburgh2016
Plymouth2012
Lostwithiel2013
Manchester2016
Stoke-on-Trent2011
Milton Keynes2012
London2016
London2011
Kingussie2011
Teddington2016
Bristol2013
Edinburgh2016
Glasgow2016
Glasgow2016
Glasgow2016
London2011
London2012

News

The Artists' Bond updated their cover photo.

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Follow the fate of The Artists’ Bond on Facebook and Twitter. The Agent will post updates on all prizes won, ‘open calls’ and details of our new members, as well as links to our Annual Reports, available below.

You can also use the Premium Bonds ‘Prize Checker’ to see if we won in this month’s draw:

Annual Reports

Press Releases

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