Artfinder: the art marketplace

On a mission to make art sustainable, accessible, affordable, and a joy to discover, while supporting artists to make a living doing what they love.

Our mission for a better art world

At Artfinder, we do things a little differently. Our mission is to make art accessible, affordable, and a viable career for artists. We help buyers find pieces that they can’t find anywhere else. We value doing the right thing for our artists and customers and staying true to who we are above all else.

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Originality

Creativity and authenticity underpin everything we do - it’s hard-coded into our DNA.

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Openness

We strive to ensure art is accessible for everyone, whether you’re an artist or customer.

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Courage

We’re unafraid to make bold choices if it means delivering a better experience.

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Decency

We champion a fair, equitable and open marketplace that rewards both artists and customers.

We connect artists with buyers

For artists

When you join Artfinder, you join our entire community for a friendlier, fairer world for artists. As well as reaching a global audience, you receive dedicated support at every step of the way.

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For buyers

We match you with original artwork we know you’ll love – and help you support artists at the same time. Directly connect with artists and find the perfect piece for you, no matter your taste or budget.

Our journey

We launched Artfinder to challenge the industry to offer a fair and sustainable marketplace for artists, where anyone can discover and buy original art. We’re committed to eliminating the ‘starving artist’ syndrome and believe that affordable art and artist success shouldn’t be mutually exclusive.

2011

Founded by Spencer Hyman as a last.fm for art;. Initial funding from Wellington Partners, Graylock + Northzone

2013

Launched as an art marketplace with 14 artists on the platform

2014

1,000 artists live on the platform. Investment from Cambridge Angels and Wellington Partners

2015

Reached 50K+ artworks sold

2016

Launched new branding. Oxford Capital invest in the business

2017

First major equality campaign

2018

Formed Curatorial Board and 100K+ artworks sold

2019

Certified as a B Corporation and launched our first ever impact report

2020

Launched tree planting partnership with Ecologi. Successful Crowdfunding round

2021

Formed artist ambassadors board. 7,000 artists live on the platform, selling in over 108 countries

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Why we’re B Corp certified

We’re focused on giving back. We passionately believe that businesses can be a force for good – that’s why we're a living wage employer, working on planting trees for a more sustainable world. Our B Corp certification proves we’re accountable for the social and environmental choices we make and impact we have, as a business and as individuals.

We’re a ‘Climate-Positive Workforce’

During a year that turned so many things on its head, we decided to make a positive impact. We partnered with Ecologi to take a giant leap toward becoming carbon-neutral by 2030.

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+100K trees planted
12 months climate positive

A sustainable art market for all

We support ‘made-to-last’ art, ethical production, and being a business that improves lives by supporting sustainability and creativity in communities around the world.

Celebrating our community investors

We’re delighted to welcome 1,239 new investors from within our community, including artists and buyers. Among Artfinder’s shareholders are Venture Capital funds, including Wellington Partners and Oxford Capital and art lovers passionate about our vision.