Reyahn King is Head of Heritage Lottery Fund West Midlands, and was formerly Director of Art Galleries, National Museums Liverpool. These are personal opinions and not the view of The Heritage Lottery Fund.
Reyahn King explores the role of galleries within professional development for visual artists. In the current climate, how can professional development for visual artists be continued and improved? This paper suggests that one answer lies in the relationship between publicly-funded regional galleries and visual artists becoming wider, deeper, and more strongly valued.