Affordable student and graduate art for sale, hire and commission
DegreeArt.com was founded by Isobel Beauchamp and Elinor Olisa in 2003. The idea: to sell, commission and rent the finest artwork created by students and recent graduates emerging from the most prestigious art establishments. DegreeArt.com is more than a simple e-commerce vehicle; it provides emerging artists with a platform from which to launch their careers and provides the art-buying public with access to artists and their art through the website, showcases, events and exhibitions. DegreeArt.com is a window to a new generation of creative entrepreneurs: the best-selling artist on the site has seen a 500% increase in the value of their work since listing through DegreeArt.com. The duo were offered investment on Dragons' Den in 2005 and, although they declined the offer, the appearance was a marketing masterstroke. Today, the firm runs its own gallery space on Vyner Street, London.
- Online and offline model
- Platform for new artists to sell their works
- Steady, profitable growth