The Art Galleries of Catalonia association promotes and disseminates the Visual Arts since 1978 to defend and support art galleries and bring them closer to the public; being the only entity that covers the whole of the Catalan territory for the defence of our sector.
PUBLICISE: This task we have taken on includes providing tools to all members to publicise their artistic proposals and offer services to help their business. We also support new art galleries, facilitating the path to establishment.
WE DOCUMENT AND INFORM: To facilitate this work, we document and inform our associates of the public grants and aids which they may access that are organised by all Catalan and State bodies: ICEC (Catalan Institute of Cultural Businesses), ICUB (Culture Institute of Barcelona), CCAM (Consortium of Commerce, Craft and Fashion of Catalonia), Ministry of Culture, Councils, etc. Similarly, we inform all our associates of cultural events and information of interest for their business that take place throughout the region.
WE JOIN FORCES BEFORE THE ADMINISTRATIONS: Our institutional objectives also include representing art galleries before public and private administrations and institutions. In this sense, we are vigilant that public administrations invest decent budget allocations for the promotion of gallery work. Similarly, we are integrated in the “Actúa Cultura” platform, which safeguards the compliance of our common objectives.
ACTIONS: Regarding promotion, we carry out actions where we can give more exposure to art gallerism, to increase local audiences throughout the region. We believe in the union of the sector and that is why we work with galleries that are not associated or integrated into Art Barcelona to move forward with common projects, such as, for example, the GAC Awards – Gallery Night.