If you've ever dreamed of owning a Grayson Perry, Damien Hirst or Banksy, but your bank manager wasn't on side, then we've got some good news for you. Thanks to a new UK-wide scheme, you can now get an interest-free loan of up to £25,000 to start your very own contemporary art collection.
The scheme, called Own Art Twenty, has been set up by Creative United with support from Arts Council England, with the aim of making art ownership more accessible in the UK. The idea is that art should be enjoyed - and owned - by ordinary people, not just celebrities and the rich elite.
Own Art Twenty offers interest-free loans of £2,500 up to £25,000, re-payable over a period of twenty months. With these loans you can buy contemporary art and crafts of any kind, from paintings, drawings and sculpture, to glassware, ceramics, jewellery, furniture and textiles.
So if you fancy following in footsteps of the likes of Victoria Beckham (her huge collection includes Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Banksy), Elton John (he has one of the world's greatest private collections of modernist photography, which goes on display at the Tate Modern in November), or even The Queen (the odd Rembrandt, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci), then check out the Own Art website for more info.