Start your own creative shop or gallery - Nick Kaplony

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Start your own creative shop or gallery - Nick Kaplony

  1. 1. Artist-run spaces
  2. 2. Everything an Artist or Craftsperson needs to Know www.artquest.org.uk
  3. 3. Introduction • Handouts contain a lot of information to take away • Talk with the rest of the group and use the experience in the room • Don’t be put off by the volume of information
  4. 4. Important Questions • Pro’s and Cons • What do you want to get out it? • What kind of space do you need? • Do you find a space that fits your plans? • Do you let the space dictate what you do? • How temporary is temporary? (Are you running a space or putting on a show?)
  5. 5. How you can use a space • One off show • Longer term gallery • Site specific project • Workshops • Talks • Screenings • Library / reading room • Production space • Shop / retail • Combination
  6. 6. Pro’s & Con’s • Pro’s - Allows you to take control - Expands your networks - Increases your profile - Source of income (?) - Opportunity to make new work ? - Opportunity to attract funding ? • Con’s - Big Challenge - Demands on your time - Can cost money - Expectations of shows from friends
  7. 7. Step by step • Decide what you want • Find a space • Get funding • Put on your exhibition / project • Get people in
  8. 8. Overview • Project management • Finding a space • Legal issues • Funding • Publicity • Programme • Examples
  9. 9. Project management • Organisational structures – Unincorporated organisation – Co-operative – Limited company with a social purpose – Community benefit society (BenComs) – Community interest company (CIC) – Charitable incorporated organisations (2011) – Charity • Overview at Business Link website
  10. 10. Project management • Volunteers / interns • Other artists / curators • Exhibiting artists • Local council support • Plan in advance and be organised • Publicity and marketing as part of planning
  11. 11. Finding a space • Popupspace • Creative Space Agency • Councils and local authorities • Land Registry • Association of Town Centre Management • Property developers • Camelot • Neighbourhood associations
  12. 12. Finding a space • Make a case: – Attract people to the area, good for other local businesses that landlord might have a stake in – Maintain town centres and high streets facing multiple recession closures – Not liable for insurance on activities taking place – you are! – Department for Communities and Local Government advice pack – under review
  13. 13. Legal issues • Contracts with artists • Lease / License • Copyright • Insurance and public liability • Linked with organisational structure – Accounts – Companies House / Charity Commission
  14. 14. Funding • Arts Council England Grants for the Arts – still has money! But admin to be cut 50% • Local authorities / councils – recent funding cuts make this more difficult • In kind support • Space hire • Opening night bar • Your structure may limit earning potential
  15. 15. Publicity • Email mailing lists – your own and others • Press / media releases • Invitation cards / letters • Business cards • Website – keep it updated • Visibility – go to other events • Data Protection Act
  16. 16. Programme • Make sure this is something you are interested in • Can have an effect on types and amounts of funding • Equipment and installation • Be realistic – what can you manage to do?
  17. 17. Making a one of show worth it • Comments book. • Keep contacts (artists, sponsors/supporters) • Document the show • Run related events. Talks, screenings • Target galleries/curators • Use it to spark other ideas
  18. 18. Examples • City Racing • Transmission • Transition Gallery • 1000000mph • CGP London (Café Gallery Projects)
  19. 19. Everything an Artist or Craftsperson needs to Know www.artquest.org.uk

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