The research looks specifically at artists’ experiences of exhibition practice in publicly-funded galleries. The aim is to understand what the range of experiences and practice is, to identify good and poor practice, and to consider what kind of recommendations might be made for sharing and spreading good practice more widely. Building on data from the online survey undertaken in Phase 1, the Phase 2 summary offers a brief overview of findings from two sets of interviews conducted with artists and publicly-funded venues, to explore perceptions and issues from both sides of the experience. This qualititative research suggests that practice varies significantly from gallery to gallery, with artists habitually making decisions based on the likelihood of a “quality” experience. Also finds that “none of the participating venues has a ‘policy’ on fees for exhibitions and commissions”.

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