Banking on Art: Cosimo and Incard Partner to Elevate Emerging Creatives Online

Cosimo is excited to announce that we are joining forces with Incard to empower emerging artists and reshape the landscape of the online art market.

Following our recent rapid growth, onboarding hundreds of new artists and helping them sell their work directly to the people who love what they create, we’re proud to be launching this new package of support to further elevate our community of artists through our Cosimo Scholarships programme.

Incard is a dedicated business banking provider for creatives and e-commerce sellers, who are now following in the footsteps of our name-sake, and historic figure in the world of finance, Cosimo de Medici to support artists and help them to develop.

“Supporting artists was the thing that gave me the greatest satisfaction and contentment” 

– Cosimo de Medici

This collaboration is centred around a commitment to fostering the growth of emerging artists.

Cosimo will be offering our scholars a complimentary one-year membership to its Professional Plan, providing a suite of features designed to elevate their online selling experience.

From 0% commission on sales to integrated shipping support and our comprehensive analytics reporting, our scholars will be able to take charge of their careers and more easily sell their work online.

Scholars will also gain exclusive access to the brand-new Cosimo Academy online learning program. This educational resource, coupled with tailored support from the Cosimo team, will further empower our artists to refine their craft and navigate the complexities of running a business as an artist successfully.

Incard will be supporting our scholars by providing them with a dedicated business banking account – complete with seamless global payment solutions, accounting integrations, and cashback on online advertising spend.

Having supported hundreds of artists over the last few years, we know that managing finances can be one of the biggest challenges many creatives face.

So, we understand just how valuable and transformative this support will be.

Meet The  First Cohort…

Rory Watson

Rory is an abstract painter based out of London. Since achieving his BA Fine Art degree from Central Saint Martins in 2019, Rory has completed residencies with the Muse Gallery and Art Inspirations… See More

Mia Hawk

Mia Hawk is a self-taught artist and painter based in London… See More

Sophie Rose Walters

Shophie is a 25 year old Birmingham-based female artist. Her main practice involves line work using fine liners and graffiti artwork where she makes her own stencils. Her… See More

Caitlin Flood-Molyneux

Caitlin Flood-Molyneux is an award-winning contemporary Welsh Artist. Their artistic practice investigates the relationship between pop culture imagery and the way in which… See More

Amika Barnett

Amika is a curator and artist based in Birmingham. She has recently curated a series of exhibitions in the city’s iconic Alpha Tower… See More

Bethany Dartnell

Birmingham based artist with a love for Architecture. A keen explorer and concrete lover, my artwork reflects… See More

Tomas Rowell

Rowell uses the relative white space as a chance to direct the eye and to leave a sense of hypnotic unfamiliarity… See More

Imogen Morris

Imogen graduated from Kingston University in Fine Art in 2013, & after taking a few years out to focus on working with young people… See More

Abbie Severn

Abbie, is originally from Pembrokeshire – Wales, and moved to Birmingham 6 years ago to study and never left having fallen in love with the City… See More

Melissa Vipritskaya Topal

Experimenting with material, colour, and form I explore the transformation of flat surfaces into sculptural objects while engaging… See More

Empowering Creative Entrepreneurs

This partnership marks a significant milestone in the shared mission of both companies to support and elevate creative entrepreneurs. By combining forces, Cosimo and Incard are not only facilitating financial support but also providing essential business tools and resources to empower artists to excel and pursue their artistic vision.

About Cosimo

Cosimo is a marketplace dedicated to empowering emerging artists to sell directly to collectors, making art more transparent, accessible, and affordable for all. Artists can leverage the platform for free, with no selling fees, and Cosimo even takes care of the shipping, simplifying the entire process for both artists and collectors.

About Incard

Incard is the world’s first payment solution designed exclusively for e-commerce, marketers, and creators. The company offers a suite of business banking products tailored to meet the unique needs of creative business owners. Incard’s products include business debit cards, integrated accounting tools, and an attractive cashback program to make the most of out of their business.

The entire Cosimo team is incredibly proud to be joining forces in this way to support our artists, and want to again thank Incard for their support in making this programme come to fruition.