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Trade News

Posted by The Art Ministry Team on December 6, 2006

November has been an amazing month for The Art Ministry.  Having just launched this year in June we have excelled our expectations and reached our targets for trade 3 months early. 

In August we launched an advertising campaign for independent commercial agents to build a sales team to cover the UK and Ireland.   We have been very successful and now have a group of 10 agents, all of with at least 10 years experience, who span the UK and Ireland and cover over 4,000 retail outlets between them.  This sales team will take our products to galleries, specialist high street stores, interior designers, department stores, garden centres and furniture stores. 

Our Field Sales Consultant Doug Fleming, is well known to many retailers and designers thoughout the UK and Ireland, having 40 years experience.  On taking this appointment with The Art Ministry Doug says, “The exceptional value, quality and exclusivity of The Art Ministry range will make the company a first port of call, particularly for those retailers and designers seeking products for the discerning buyer.  Mass consumerism and cheap imports are fueling the public’s desire for originality, personalized items and collectibles, therefore I believe The Art Ministry has launched at the right time and is due to make it’s mark on the buying public.”

To support trade sales The Art Ministry will also be taking part in two trade fairs this Spring; The Spring Fair in the NEC in Birmingham Feb 4th – 8th, which is the largest in the country and attracts 78,000 trade buyers (not public); and the Royal Dublin Show March 25 – 28th March, which attracts 30,000 buyers (including public). 

With our sales avenues now in place, the next six months will see massive growth of The Art Ministry.  It means that artists currently with The Art Ministry or who join in December have a fantastic opportunity to get massive exposure and make some serious income next year.  We are really excited about what this means to The Art Ministry and for all the artists and designers involved. 

On behalf of all at The Art Ministry, we would like to send a big Welcome to our Sales Team.  We offer them all our support and wish them much success with us in the future.

Anita McKay

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Welcome to the Team

Posted by The Art Ministry Team on September 14, 2006

We are delighted to welcome and introduce to you Ayesha Virk, who has joined our administration team.
 
Ayesha graduated with a BA in Business Administration and has extensive experience as an administrator in the fields of recruitment and retail sales.  She is also an experienced lecturer on these subjects.
 
Ayesha will primarily be involved with our Featured Artists and assist in sales and project management.  This will help speed up new artist applications, the introduction of new facilities and will provide the support for our sales agents.

We believe Ayesha will find the challenges and attain the success she is looking for with us.  We offer her all our support and wish her the best for the future.

The Art Ministry Team

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Welcome to the Updates Blog

Posted by The Art Ministry Team on July 28, 2006

Welcome to The Art Ministry Update Blog – keeping you posted with up to the minute news on developments, new marketing initiatives and admin updates.

Based in London, England, The Art Ministry was launched to support and showcase the talent of established and new artists, who are supplying the growing UK Arts market, worth over £4 billion a year.

Within this context, The Art Ministry works in a unique way to serve every aspect of the industry. We combine creative support and promotion of artists with an extensive commercial supply network, selling work through our Online Shop and Trade Buyers.

Working with a broad diversity of talent, we possess a strongly held belief in freedom of expression and a love of the artistic process. Our passion leads us to not only support British based talent but also overseas artists, by importing works under the Fair Trade agreement. We are committed to a progressive and ethical vision, and our experienced team aims to create a viable and supportive environment in which artistic talent can flourish. Our goal is to reward committed artists with tangible success, both creatively and financially.
 
We are committed to providing all our customers a quality experience, if there is anything else we can do to improve on that experience, let us know; we would love to hear from you.

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