Arts Emergency

Jon Turner


I’m a self-employed artist, illustrator and craftsperson living in Manchester, which means I draw things and make things, both for myself and for clients, and that I have control over what I do and who I work for. I studied English at Oxford before moving into the visual arts, and I strongly believe that you should study what you love; I loved my degree, which provided a fantastic foundation for what I do now, even if only tangentially related, and one of the big reasons I support Arts Emergency is my shared belief in the importance and relevance of education in the arts and humanities.

I’m happy to give help and advice to anyone hoping to make a living from their creativity, or anyone looking to study a similar degree, and can provide advice on the seemingly scary world of self-employment (hint: it’s not so scary, and it’s totally worth it!)