Several regions have made Market Development an important focus of their work in recent years.
Creating opportunities for artists to sell their work or develop their businesses along with nurturing a regional collector base have led to new opportunities for artists, organisations and individuals interested in contemporary art and craft.
In 2010, North East CVAN part funded a Head of Collector Development post in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Society to develop a collector base in the region, this post was funded for three years and has now been extended and runs alongside similar CAS posts in Yorkshire and the North West. For further information on CAS North click here.
Since 2012, East Contemporary Visual Arts Network have been developing their Eastern Pavilions programme in collaboration with visual arts organisations across the eastern region. It explores new ways of working together and builds on the diverse and exciting range of activity that is being undertaken in the region.
In Yorkshire, six cultural entrepreneurs with ambitions to either develop new businesses in the contemporary visual arts, or to expand existing businesses, have been selected by the Yorkshire & Humber Visual Arts Network (YVAN) to join their pilot Cultural Entrepreneur Programme (CEP).
2014 saw the appointment of a Head of the Art Market Project in the West Midlands for a two year project funded through Arts Council England grants for the arts lottery funding secured by Birmingham City University. Whilst not a Turning Point West Midlands funded initiative, the post holder worked closely alongside the TPWM Coordinator and Steering Group to develop mutually beneficial activity.
An afternoon of discussion that seeks to unravel how and why certain cities have become recognised as centres for the Art Market as well as exploring what kind of Art Market centre Manchester, and the North West, currently is / can become.
Manchester's fair for emerging contemporary art, the Manchester Contemporary returns for an eighth year from 22-25 September 2016.
A new survey, is seeking the views of artists, designers and craft makers who are actively engaged in presenting their work for sale.
Parallel to Berlin Art Week, the 13th edition of BERLINER LISTE will be held from September 15th to 18th, 2016 in the legendary Kraftwerk Berlin. Emerging gallery programs, project spaces and artists are invited to apply for the fair until June 30th, 2016.
ART FAIR EAST is an annual event and aims to be an important art fair for the East of England. ART FAIR EAST's mission is to showcase respected galleries, dealers and artists to an Eastern region audience of art collectors and businesses.
As a two-year pilot scheme to develop the market for contemporary art, the Art Market Project, led by Rachel Bradley (Head of Art Market Project) and co-ordinated by Anneka French, ends on 27 May 2016. The Art Market Project activity has involved the setting up of the website New Art WM to highlight the offer of the West Midlands visual arts scene
Specifically designed for senior marketers working in English arts and cultural organisations with a good to high level of marketing experience, this programme will fast track your digital marketing knowledge to help you, and your organisation, have more impact and deepen engagement with audiences.
New Creative Markets, a programme funded through ERDF and delivered by SPACE, Cockpit Arts, Four Corners and Photofusion have issued their interim evaluation after 2 years of activity.
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