By using the Artquest website you are deemed to agree to the terms and conditions set out below

These terms and conditions apply whenever you access this website on any device. Artquest is a public programme of UAL. In these terms and conditions, when we say ‘Artquest’, we mean ‘UAL trading as Artquest’ and include our whole programme including this website, regardless of how you access it.

Any changes we make to the terms and conditions will be reflected on this page.

General terms of use

You can use the basic features of the website free of charge. However, you accept that you will have to pay for any and all network data charges (including but not limited to your Internet access charges and mobile originated SMS message charges) that may be incurred when you use the network.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

When you visit we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns through the use of cookies. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site to help monitor user figures and to make improvements to the function and layout of the website.

We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting Artquest. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.

If you do not want cookies to be installed on your computer you can set your browsers to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. You can also set their browser to prompt you each time a cookie is offered. To find out how to disable cookies for your browser please visit the About Cookies website. External websites advertised through Artquest may also collect browsing information from you using cookies. Please read that website’s cookies policy for information about how they will use your data.

Data protection

The contact information provided by other organisations and companies is provided in good faith and should be used for the sole purpose of responding to opportunities or procuring goods and services. It should not be used to create a mailing list or used to send unsolicited emails, for example, offering services or spam.


The content on Artquest pages is commissioned to independent authors who retain copyright in their works. Content on most of the Artquest website is distributed under a Creative Commons, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike licence. Copyright of all articles in the Artlaw section is owned by Henry Lydiate.

Accuracy of information

Across all of our websites, information, projects and other services, Artquest makes every effort to provide information which is relevant and as complete, up-to-date and accurate as possible.

Any information and material provided, including legal information, is for informative purposes only and should not diminish the individual’s obligation to seek appropriate professional advice where such is required or necessary. Neither Artquest nor any of its employees, agents or subcontractors can be held responsible or liable to users of the information or any other person for any errors or omissions, or for any losses, costs or claims which arise as a result of relying on such information or advice. Please contact us if you find any material on the site which is inaccurate or misleading.

Links to other websites

Artquest may contain links to other websites. Artquest is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Artquest Exchange

Some areas of Artquest require registration as a member of Artquest Exchange. Artquest Exchange is Artquest’s network of individual professional visual artists from around the world looking to network, temporarily exchange studios or accommodation, or collaborate. By registering, providing your email address and creating a password, you will be deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions pertaining to Artquest Exchange.

We reserve the right to modify or terminate this service for any reason, without notice at any time, and we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason, at any time.

  1. When you register, you are registering as a personal, individual user of Artquest Exchange.
  2. Access to registration areas is via your username and password.
  3. You must be 18 years or older to use Artquest Exchange.
  4. We allow you access to the registration areas of the site on the basis that:
    • your email address and password are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access Artquest Exchange
    • you create a profile about your work as an artist and do not use the service to promote commercial or non-arts related businesses
    • you will not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered user to gain access to any registration area of Artquest Exchange
    • you do not create registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the site, or other users; nor do you seek to pass yourself off as another user
    • you comply with these terms and conditions.
  5. If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with these requirements, we may, at our discretion, cancel your access to Artquest Exchange immediately and without notice.
  6. When you join Artquest Exchange, you need to complete the membership form, including setting your own unique password, entering your name and a valid email address. None of your contact information, including your email address, will be visible to members using the site unless you choose to do so. No personal information will be visible to non-members at any time.

1. Termination of Artquest Exchange Membership

  1. If we wish to bring the agreement to an end, we will do so by emailing you at the address you have registered stating that the agreement has terminated. The agreement will terminate and your email address and password will become invalid on Artquest Exchange immediately.

2. Your obligations as a member of Artquest Exchange

  1. It is vital that you keep your password safe. You may change it on your profile at any time.
  2. Do not allow non-members to use your private login details to access our private members only site nor share any members’ private information with non-members.
  3. If you have registered with us and subsequently change your details, you should immediately update your details on this website by entering your username and password on the login screen and accessing the relevant part of your profile.
  4. If you should change your email address, change it in your profile otherwise members will not be able to contact you.

3. Your responsibilities to other Artquest Exchange members

  1. It is your responsibility to respond to messages you receive.
  2. You must not abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other Artquest Exchange users or use any information obtained from Artquest Exchange in order to do so. You must not create or submit unwanted email to any Artquest Exchange members (“spam”) or transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.

4. Third party material on Artquest Exchange

  1. You may see advertising material submitted by third parties on Artquest Exchange. Individual advertisers are solely responsible for the content of advertising material which they submit to us, including ensuring that it complies with relevant legislation. We accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein.
  2. All information included in listings published on this website is provided by Artquest Exchange members. Artquest publishes guidelines to aid members but we make no warranty, either expressed or implied, about the information provided. Artquest is not a party to, and bears no responsibility for any agreement or contract entered into by members, subscribers or other users of information provided on this website.
  3. Artquest Exchange relies entirely upon the integrity of members and does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided herein, nor conduct of the members or users of the information in this website at any time.. The only responsibility of Artquest Exchange is to make available listings to its members.
  4. Should any information provided by members be found to be grossly misrepresented, Artquest reserves the right to remove, at our discretion, any listing at any time.
  5. Members agree that Artquest shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or other damages whatsoever, regardless of the form of the claim, including but not limited to liability for cancellations, injuries to persons or damages to property, including cars or vehicles. This does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

5. Graphical material and photography for publication on Artquest Exchange

  1. You hereby agree that you have taken the photograph(s) you have uploaded or you have permission from or are authorised by the owner of the photograph(s) to send it (them) to us
  2. You grant Artquest a non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to publish or otherwise use the photograph(s) in any way and at any time we want on this website.
  3. Photographs and graphical material will be published at the discretion of Artquest and may be removed is deemed offensive.
  4. You will not be paid for publishing any images on your Artquest Exchange profile.
  5. Our website may automatically cut, edit, crop or arrange your photograph(s) or graphic in line with our display procedures and templates.
  6. Your name will be published alongside your photograph(s) or graphic, but we may edit or delete any comments which you submit along with your photograph(s) or graphic.
  7. You, or the owner of the photograph(s), still own the copyright in the photograph(s) sent to us and are free to republish the photograph(s) wherever you or the owner wish and in whatever medium you or the owner want.

6. Privacy Policy

  1. All content within the Artquest Exchange network is copyright and exclusively available to members of Artquest Exchange for the express purpose of arranging studio and / or accommodation exchanges. No part of its contents may be used for commercial solicitations by any other company, organisation or individual.
  2. Artquest Exchange is a service of a subscription based, private membership organisation, and all information contained herein is unconditionally private and not in the public domain. This information is not sold or distributed publicly. No part of this online database may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted in any form or in any language, by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopied, recorded or otherwise. Unauthorised use of this site will be fully exposed and will be confronted to the fullest degree of all applicable laws, both national and international. Further, all monies will be forfeited if unauthorised use is established.
  3. Artquest, operating this site, is based in England and is registered with The Information Commissioners Office through its status as a public programme of University of the Arts London (registration no: Z5620514). University of the Arts London fulfils all obligations as a registered data user under the Data Protection Act 2018.
  4. Artquest’s general disclosure policy is as follows:
    • Not to disclose any of your information without your permission
    • Not to supply any member’s private contact information to non-members
    • Not to sell, rent or give away your information to any third party
    • Only to disclose your information if legally obligated to do so by a statutory authority with the appropriate jurisdiction.

Disclaimer of liability

  1. Neither Artquest, University of the Arts London, any of its employees, agents or subcontractors can be held responsible or liable to users of the information or any other person for any errors or omissions, or for any losses, costs or claims which arise as a result of relying on such information or advice.
  2. Any information and material provided is for informative purposes only and should not diminish the individual’s obligation to seek appropriate professional advice where such is required or necessary.
  3. We give no warranties of any kind concerning this website or the material. In particular, we do not warrant that Artquest or any of its contents is virus free. You must take your own precautions in this respect as we accept no responsibility for any infection by virus or other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.
  4. Artquest has no control over third party information which is made available on its website. Similarly, it has little or no control over how third parties may use information and materials which you make available to them through applications or enquiries. Artquest does not accept liability for any loss, damage, costs or expenses which may result from or arise out of your use of third party information, or any use by third parties of information you provide them with.
  5. For the avoidance of confusion, we will not be liable for any loss caused as a result of your doing, or not doing, anything as a result of viewing, reading or listening to the material or any part of it (except for death or personal injury attributable to our negligence and to the extent permitted at law).
  6. To the extent permitted at law, we do not accept any responsibility for any statement in the material on this site. For the purposes of this agreement, “material” means material including, without limitation, text, video, graphics and sound material, published on this site, including the Artquest Exchange network, whether copyright of Artquest or a third party. You must not rely on any statement we have published on this site without first taking specialist professional advice. Nothing in the material is provided for any specific purpose or at the request of any particular person.
  7. Artquest shall not be liable for any delay or failures in performance on its part, in whole or in part, if such delay or non-performance is due to any cause beyond its reasonable control.
  8. Artquest cannot guarantee that its website will always be available and it shall not be liable if, for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
  9. Please contact us if you find any material on the site which is inaccurate or misleading.


  1. These terms may be varied from time to time. Please ensure that you review these terms and conditions regularly as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the site after it has been posted.
  2. No variations have been made to this document since 15 December 2021.

Force majeure

  1. Although we will do our best to provide constant, uninterrupted access to Artquest, we do not guarantee this. You understand that the Service may have software “bugs” and may have other issues affecting availability and functionality. We accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption or delay.

Governing law & jurisdiction

  1. This agreement is governed by English law and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. You may not use this website and this service for any illegal or unauthorised purpose. You must not modify, adapt or hack this website or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with Artquest.
  2. If any of the provisions of these Terms and conditions of use are declared void or unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary and replaced with a valid provision that best embodies the initial intent of these Terms and conditions of use, so that these Terms and conditions of use shall remain in full force and effect.