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Own Art Gallery impact study

Funder

Creative United

Total value of the project

£4794

Project team

Nick Henry, Victoria Barker

Duration of the project

September 2022 - December 2022


Project overview

This commissioned rapid-response research focused on Own Art member galleries, a key segment of Creative United’s arts market activity.

The project methodology entailed reviews of external literature, surveys and Own Art member survey data, followed by interviews with representative Own Art member galleries.

Creative United wished to better understand the challenges of the cost of living crisis for their members and businesses within the visual arts sector more broadly, in order to communicate to funders and stakeholders the current challenges of operating in the contemporary visual arts and crafts sectors.

Project objectives

  • to explore and understand the challenges of the cost of living crisis for visual arts galleries
  • to report on the current challenges of operating in the contemporary visual arts and crafts sectors

Impact statement

Research insights supported the launch of online training for galleries. New on-demand online training – Creative United insights supported ongoing communications with Own Art member galleries.

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