Castlefield Gallery: artist-focused galleries

Castlefield Gallery began life as an artist led space and is now an artist-focused gallery and agency. In this video its director Kwong Lee discusses the gallery programme, how they discover the artis …

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Self-organised exhibitions

One of the best, and certainly fastest ways of getting an exhibition is doing it yourself and organising your own. This could be a one off exhibition or something more. Very often, it’s necessary for …

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Ami Clarke: on artist run spaces

The following tips have been written by Ami Clarke, founder and director of Banner Repeater, and should be useful when thinking of opening an artist led space. Working frameworks: pragmatic and concep …

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Dallas Seitz: how curators work

Dallas Seitz talks about his experiences practicing as a curator and the relationship between this role and his career as an artist. http://soundcloud.com/artquest/the-artist-curator-dallas Artist as …

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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 of …

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Setting up an organisation

Before you begin it is important to consider the responsibilities and time involved in setting up and running an artist-led space (or indeed any other kind of studio, organisation or initiative). Mark …

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Accessing empty spaces

There is a well-established history of artists taking over empty shops and other spaces for temporary exhibitions or community projects, and in the current economic downturn such activity is being act …

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Curating and programming your own artist-led space

If you have gone to the effort of securing an space for your own gallery, it’s important to have an idea of the kind of programme you want to have and the kind of artists you want to show. Although yo …

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