Advertise in VAN

The Visual Artists’ News Sheet is guaranteed the most affordable and cost effective platform for publicising art events, exhibitions, arts services, artists’ materials & equipment, notices of commissions & other opportunities for artists. We print and distribute 6000 copies per issue of this 36 page newspaper throughout Ireland six times a year, ensuring that your advertising is read as timely and relevant.

All advertising queries should be directed to:

Christopher Steenson
Production Editor
T: 01 6729488

Regular features include: news, exhibition roundups and previews; a regional spotlight; practical / how to articles for artists; venue / organisation profiles; a career development feature for artists; focus on art in the public realm; cultural politics; comprehensive artists opportunities listings; columnists.

The Visual Artists News Sheet is a 40 page tabloid newsprint publication (full colour). It is published six times a year.

We print and distribute 5,000 copies of each issue and estimate a readership of at least 10,000 per issue. This includes direct mailing to 1500+ members of Visual Artists Ireland; an extensive complimentary and media list of art writers, journalists, architects, designers, educators and academics. It is also available across the Republic and Northern Ireland as a ‘free sheet’ from over 30 major art centres, galleries, museums, studios.

Advertisements can be accepted via email or on disc in a number of formats:

  • As an image file: Tiff, Jpeg, Eps, PDF (Scaled to print size at 300dpi).
    NB: Please ensure artwork is optimised for newsprint reproduction. For example, to avoid registration problems avoid blacks made from full CMYK values (just K 100%). Likewise for small type (below 12 point) avoid CMYK tones – opt for black or grey-scales.
  • Alternatively, for an additional €60 / £45 The Visual Artists’News Sheet offers an in-house design service. Simply forward text (Microsoft Word format) and images (Tiff/ Jpeg) to the Visual Artist Ireland office.

Advertising Rates

Agencies – NB: A surcharge of 15 percent applies to all our rates for ad bookings made by Advertising Agencies.

Inside Pages   Colour
1/8 Pg (Landscape: 86.5mm x 128.5mm) €200
1/4 Pg (Portrait: 180mm x 128.5mm) €320
1/2 Pg (Portrait: 365mm x 128.5mm) €600
1/2 Pg (Landscape: 180mm x 262mm) €600
Full Pg (365mm x 262mm) €1000
Back Pages
1/4 Pg (Portrait: 180mm x 128.5mm) €370
1/2 Pg (Portrait: 365mm x 128.5mm) €700
1/2 Pg (Landscape: 180mm x 262mm) €700
Full Pg (365mm x 262mm) €1100
Visual Artists Ireland does not charge VAT
Discounts: 6 issues 20%, 4 issues 15%, 2 issues 5%

Distribution Dates 2020
You can download our rate card detailing more information on advertising rates and 2020 distribution dates here: VAN Rate Card 2020