Arts Media Contacts

Press Database

The Arts Media Contacts press database covers the visual and performing arts and music. The result of 20 years research, it lists all the media outlets, critics and correspondents who cover the arts in national, regional and international press.

As well as full contact details including direct telephone, email and social media, each entry offers a paragraph of information about the publication or programme with advice on how to get your event featured.

The database is constantly updated and each entry is checked at least every four months.

PR Software

The website allows you to:
  • get reminders for media deadlines.
  • build targeted media campaigns.
  • create press material using templates.
  • email press releases to one or many journalists.
  • share event information on social media.
  • monitor your mailings.
  • follow-up mailings with direct contact and record the response.
  • upload listings and previews.
  • download our contacts or upload your own contacts.
How AMC can help you
with your PR campaigns
Book deadline reminders in Press Planner
Select journalists from our
comprehensive media database
Use templates to build your press release
See all your notes and
campaigns in one place
Download our contacts to use elsewhere
Upload your own private contacts
Upload your listings to
digital media directly
Readers can tweet and
share your press release


Arts Media Contacts is used by press or communications officers at leading arts institutions and venues, arts officers in local government, art colleges, commercial galleries, arts publishers, festivals, theatres, arts centres, music, dance and theatre companies.

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Rates & Packages

What do you want to achieve with Arts Media Contacts?

  • Publicise an upcoming event: INTRODUCTORY
  • Try the software out with a view to subscribing: INTRODUCTORY
  • Publicise an ongoing events programme: ONLINE
  • Sign up for several members of staff: UNLIMITED
  • Take out a subscription with PR consultation and training: UNLIMITED
  • Integrate Arts Media Contacts with your existing PR systems: UNLIMITED


"A truly valuable resource"
Head of Press,Saatchi Gallery, London
"The one stop source of media information for the arts industry."
Olivia Rickman, Communications Consultant
to the V&A and British Museum
"An incredible source of contacts in the art industry. It is, at Envie d'Art our Bible!"
Laurence David,
Envie d'Art, London / Paris
"An invaluable aid to a press campaign."
Gay Hutson, Co-organiser
British Art Fair
"What would I do without Arts Media Contacts? I have been with them for five years and am totally happy with their service. Their directories provide an efficient, straightforward way to keep up to date with the ever changing world of media. Through them I can send tailored press releases directly to the most current journalists and publications."
Susan Jamson, Press & Communications Manager
The Chickenshed Theatre

Rates & Packages

About Us

Arts Media Contacts is published in the UK by Arts Media Contacts Ltd.

Arts Media Contacts was set up in 1995 as a collaboration between leading arts journalists and press officers. The founding principle is that the journalists receive a stream of press releases on relevant arts events in time for their deadlines, and that arts organisations get good media coverage for their events.

Jessica Wood, Director
Lucy Wilkes, Social Media
David Burke, Director
Rosemary Clunie, Membership

Get in Touch

t. +44 (0) 1273 488996
Published by Arts Media Contacts Ltd.
Registered in England, Company No: 10496663

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GDPR and Privacy

The data we supply on Arts Media Contacts is GDPR compliant. Under the ‘Legitimate Interest’ clause you are able to contact restricted types of businesses without direct consent if you have a product or service which may be of interest to them. We supply press releases about future arts events to art media businesses who have seen and agreed to their entries. Any personal data held by us is by opt-in consent only. We make every effort to ensure that our data is up-to-date, accurate and valid. All our messages have an unsubscribe option which we adhere to.