Taste Buds: how to cultivate the art market

In 2004 there were 6.1 million potential buyers of work by a living artist, who had yet to make their first purchase of contemporary work. There was potential to more than double the size of the market for original art.

Our report, #TasteBuds: how to cultivate the art market, is based on a two-year research programme involving over 6,000 artists, buyers, dealers and #galleries, and looked at how the arts market could be developed in England. It was the first such study to be undertaken in England and has been seminal in providing insight into how to develop the contemporary art buying market.

The report analyses why current sales of innovative contemporary art in England might be under-developed, identifies far greater potential demand for contemporary art than is generally thought to exist and makes recommendations on how the market can be developed in the future.

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Taste Buds: How to cultivate the art market

This two-year research programme involved over 6,000 artists, buyers, dealers and galleries, and looked at how the arts market can be developed in England. The report examines the sector in three major areas: production, supply and demand.

Gerri is one of the country’s leading arts management consultants having been working at a...

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