The Fellow Artists’ Network (FAN), was started by a group of Royal Society of Arts (RSA) fellows to give working artists the opportunity to discuss issues important to them and to share their, and others' work and to network. We are an independent not-for-profit organisation.


Artists are often working alone in their studio or at their computer and we wanted to break that isolation and come together. We meet approximately 4 times a year in central London and we have organised architectural, music, arts and film events.  Discussions range from Arts Council funding to ethics and editorial control. We are currently producing the documentary film project and exhibition 'What's On Your Walls?'  In partnership with Paintings in Hospitals,

about what people put on their walls and what art means to them.



Art plays a huge part in all our lives, whether or not we are aware of it. Art is in film, in writing, in the buildings around us, and even in digital marketing. Art enables us to glimpse the world as it is seen through someone else’s eyes. It broadens our minds and affects the way we approach new situations and new people. What we put on our walls reflects our identity, sense of belonging and the past and imagination.

Art can range from a pleasing image on your wall to the cause of a life changing revelation or a medium through which mentally disabled children can communicate their thoughts; aiding their development both personally and socially. When applied in the right way, art can be a strong catalyst for social change. See 'What's on Your Walls?' project