Discover the fellowship offers

- 03/31/2022

In this article, you’ll learn about the benefits of the fellowship offers that you can create as a gallery host, or attend to, as a gallery fellow. You’ll also learn how it works.

 

What fellowship offers can you create and what for?

 

Fellowships are friendly ways to exchange exhibition projects and services between art galleries. They are created by and for art galleries, to exhibit in each other’s locations at a reasonable cost.

    Depending on your needs, you can create collaborative and commercial fellowships, or book your peers’ fellowships abroad, according to 5 options:  

o Walls swap

o Benefit: Exhibit with a gallery peer in exchange for hospitality services

o When to use it: When financing exhibitions is an issue, when working on longer exhibition cycles, when working with galleries you know

 

o Collaborative show

o Benefit: Easily host art events with neighboring galleries

o When to use it: When you are at walking distance from 2+ galleries, when your gallery is located in the art district, when you belong to a professional art association

 

o Call for project

o Benefit: Easily host art shows with your peers

o When to use it: When you want to lower or share spending with your peers, when you want to host an art show featuring gallery peers

 

o Free booking

o Benefit: Lease your walls as you need

o When to use it: When you have a cash-flow need, when you want to provide gallery services to your peers, when you want to curate galleries as others curate artists

 

o Special offer

o Benefit: Adjust prices according to seasonality or circumstances

o When to use it: When your activity is seasonal, when circumstances are special, when your gallery peer is a friend

 

Depending on your needs, you can create all 5 fellowships throughout the year.

 

How to create your fellowship offers?

 

1. How to “swap walls”

 

 

Exchange walls with your peers is  easy:

o Select the walls that you wish to swap

o Specify the date: there can be multiple ones per year

o Define financial terms

You can swap walls regardless of the distance separating both galleries.

 

2. How to host “Collaborative show”

 

 

Host art show in coordination with local gallery peers:

o Present group show:

o Specify the name of the group show

o Detail the project of the group show

o Specify number of walls made available to gallery applicants

o Specify the date of the event

o Define price charged to gallery applicants for hosting the event

o Propose to share marketing spending

Each gallery that will receive the email invitation to host the event. It will include an invitation to “Accept” or “Decline” to host the group show as it is set up.

If you click on “Accept”, your gallery walls will be listed accordingly in your Gallery page. A new “Group Show” tab will appear, with the terms of the project proposals that you accepted.

 

3. How to host “Call for projects”

 

 

You’re interested in specific themes and techniques and you would like to invite a fellow galleries to take the initiative and make an exhibition proposal to you. Set up a a call for exhibition projects as follows:

o Define the criteria of your Call for project :

o Specify your audience: such as country of location, specialty, number of art fairs per year

o Specify exhibition criteria: such as the art show theme, specialty or concept

o Specify the date: there can be multiple ones per year

o Define financial terms: how much do you want to charge for hosting the gallery fellow is at your discretion

 

4. How to host a “Special offer”

 

 

Lease walls at a discount price, in low season for example:

o Specify the date: there can be multiple ones per year

o Define the discount

 

5. How to host “Free booking”

Lease walls with no specific prerequisite:

o Specify the date: there can be multiple ones per year

You can use your walls for multiple fellowships at the time. If your exhibition walls are used in one fellowship offer, its status turns automatically to “unavailable” in other fellowship offers for the same date.