Who is MTArt?
MTArt Agency was founded in 2015, with two desires: to support the most inspiring artists and to bring art to everyone. Fast forward to today – we are living our vision, representing some of the most talented, forward-thinking artists in the world, working with global organisations and cities, and nurturing our international community of art-lovers and collectors. We believe that art should be accessible to everyone, everywhere. For us, art is not a luxury but an essential, and that is why we are passionate about democratising art. We want to live in a world that is inclusive, diverse and fair. It is through these actions that we became the first UK company in the art sector to have B Corp status – one of our proudest accolades.
About our Founder/ CEO
Marine Tanguy launched Certified B Corporation, MTArt Agency in 2015, following a career in visual arts in London and LA. MTArt agency is worth £35 million and is the art sector's leading talent agency representing some of the most talented, forward-thinking artists in the world. The agency looks to support, promote and enable artists to work with the broadest canvas possible, from working with brands to public art and fine art institutions. The agency works with global organisations and cities, nurturing an international community of art-lovers and collectors as well as diverse brands ranging from Apple to Dior and even the World Cup. Marine is an influencer and passionate advocate for the role of the artist in guiding the public through a world flooded with visual noise and the agency seeks to ensure artists are rightly recognised as the spokespeople for a visual age. As a business person, Marine was awarded Forbes 2018 30 under 30 Europe: Art & Culture, UK entrepreneur of the year for the 2019 NatWest Awards and Woman of the Year 2021 by the magazine WOTC. She is a writer and keynote speaker on contemporary art and art investment. Her talks include two TEDx Talks on how to transform cities with art and how social media visuals affect our minds and she has recently published her first book "The Visual Detox - How to Consume Media Without Letting it Consume You" with Penguin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnOv57ywMFs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUC-1wItDWo
What is the valuation of MTArt?
Expanding from a small entity in the UK to the world’s leading talent agency for contemporary artists, MTArt Agency is now valued at £35 million. The company is backed by several business angels such as Todd Ruppert, Saul Klein, David Amsellem, Frederic Jousset, Yannick Pons and Nicolas Barnabe.
What is the difference between an art agency and an artist agency?
An art agency does not represent visual artists. Art agencies connect artists to opportunities while an Artist agency represent a roster of artists. They supports and build artists' careers and have a long term strategic approach to the opportunities they put forward for their artists.
What is a visual narrative?
At MTArt Agency, we want to go further than the usual brand collaborations. We create brand equity by representing and accompanying top artists to integrate their art and messages in a reliable, memorable, and easily recognisable way to reach large audiences. This is what we refer to internally as ‘visual narrative’ or ‘visual storytelling’. We look at deeply understanding the impact and power of visuals and narratives in individuals and societies throughout our artists’ projects while creating democratised opportunities for improving masses’ visual literacy. We therefore couple the innate tendency of the human brain to understand images faster than other forms of communications with the ability to learn to interpret and make meaning from information presented in the visual form.
What does an artist representive do?
An artist representative, also known as an artist agent, supports and build artists careers. MTArt agents are experts in building artistic reputations, securing opportunities in and out of the art market, negotiating a vast diversity of agreements and contracts for public art and brand partnerships, sharing your narratives and promoting your work to large audiences and key industry experts.They also offer guidance, advice and strategic output on how to improve your portfolio, develop your narratives and market your work effectively.
What % do art agents take?
The percentage that art agents take varies but at MTArt Agency we are proud to take below the average commission of the vast majority of art world players
How is an art piece valued?
The valuation of an artwork is a team effort. Establishing the market value of a given artist or a given artwork requires the establishment of a corporative team of stakeholders such as artists agents, curators, critics, collectors, art commissioners, art dealers, museums, etc to build their careers, reputation and markets. Artists’ careers development stages can be categorised into three main categories: emerging, mid-career and established which directly impacts the demands for an artists' work and therefore its value.
How does an artist find an agent?
In order to find an agent, artists should submitting their work to artists agencies, or being discovered by an agent who is interested in representing them. If you are an artist and wish to be represented by MTArt Agency, please kindly share all information you deem relevant for our committee to review via firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to use the communication style that you are most comfortable with and the format that best represents you.
How can I work at MTArt Agency?
If you're interested in working with us please do email your CV to email@example.com
Do fine artists have agents?
Yes, fine artists have agents. These agents act as artist's representative, working on their behalf to reach great career objectives and milestones. Artists agents handle the administrative workload, allowing artists to dedicate more time to their creative process. Therefore, fine artists can focus on their art without the added stress of managing legals, financials, operations, business relationships, etc. MTArt agents are experts in building artistic reputations, securing opportunities in and out of the art market, negotiating a vast diversity of agreements and contracts for public art and brand partnerships, sharing your narratives and promoting your work to large audiences and key industry experts.They also offer guidance, advice and strategic output on how to improve your portfolio, develop your narratives and market your work effectively.