Cawdell Douglas is the UK’s leading specialist arts agency, offering a wide range of services that includes:

  • strategic consultancy and brand building
  • marketing
  • public relations
  • international media relations
  • sponsorship management
  • copywriting
  • catalogue and newsletter publishing
  • event management
  • media training
  • art broking
  • mediation
  • social media training

Drawing on 20 years of experience and an impressive list of contacts in the international art world, we are well placed to advise our clients in all of the above fields. With a small, dedicated team, we have a proven track record in ensuring that clients' objectives are achieved in an efficient and effective manner. Our clients range from the world's top art and antiques fairs to small, privately owned galleries and individual collectors.


Strategic Consultancy and Brand Building

We provide bespoke strategic advice for brand development, based on consultation sessions with our clients.


We advise clients on marketing activities to complement what they are already doing. The purpose of this is not only to make their business more effective but also more efficient.

Public Relations

We manage our clients' reputations through their external relationships in order to build goodwill, support and understanding.

International Media Relations

Editorial coverage is secured in specialist arts press, glossy consumer magazines, national and international newspapers, social media platforms and television and radio. We work on producing in-depth features alongside listings. Our bespoke in-house database of over 2500 international press contacts is updated daily. From press trips to briefing events and on site press offices, we offer support and management across all media relations activity.

Sponsorship Management

We work with sponsors once they are in place to ensure that all their needs are met and to help them and our clients get the most out of the partnership.

Copywriting and Editing

Our writing skills are impressive and we regularly produce copy for a range of products from client newsletters to ghost writing articles for publication. We also edit client material as required.

Event Management

With over 24 years' experience working on the world's top art fairs such as TEFAF Maastricht, Art Antiques London, the BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair and Master Drawings London & New York; we are well placed to run every detail of an event from conception to delivery. We run press offices, organise events at fairs and manage all aspects of gallery openings, exhibitions and launches.

Media Training

We offer a bespoke service teaching clients how to handle (and how not to handle) the press as well as explaining what makes a story.


Working with publishers, designers and printers, we produce catalogues and newsletters, as well as writing on specialist topics, copywriting, ghost writing and editing.

Art broking

As art market specialists we have built an extensive knowledge of and contacts within the art market. We offer a discreet broking service to a small number of clients in order to help them locate particular objects and build specialist collections.


We can offer private and confidental dispute resolution within the art market.

Social Media Training

We run cohesive campaigns to include managing social media on a variety of platforms, and offer bespoke teaching services to ensure the most effective use possible of social media to amplify a business's message and maximise outreach.