Artist-led spaces

Artist-run spaces can be useful for professional artists to expand their careers, make new networks, or simply to organise exhibitions for themselves and their friends.

Running your own gallery can offer huge rewards both in your professional and personal life, offering exhibition and research project opportunities and gaining a better idea of the nature of art markets, whether financial or social.  But an artist-led space is much more than simply a gallery, or an opportunity to be in more shows.  This guide seeks to demystify the process of setting up an artist-led space and provides issues to consider before taking such a step.

Listen to Bean & Benjamin and Jordan McKenzie on artist run spaces, commissioned by Live Art Development Agency as part of their Fifteen Minutes With… series.

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