Economics of Touring Exhibitions: Models for Practice research and training programme
In April 2015 TEG received a £40,000 investment from Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund, to support the delivery of a two-year research and training programme exploring the economics of touring exhibitions. Support for the project was also secured from TEG corporate member TESS Demountable.
The programme responds to a pressing need for detailed information and learning resources to assist organisations in the identification and application of appropriate funding models for the delivery of touring exhibitions.
Research and analysis of the range of economic models being employed to fund, develop and deliver touring exhibitions across the UK is being undertaken and used to generate resources that organisations can consult to inform their touring strategy. The project survey report, advocacy document and toolkit will be launched at the end of March 2016.
Economics of Touring Exhibitions seminars are being delivered across the UK throughout 2016, for details and to book go to Professional Development.
Mapping the Touring Landscape
A research report into the state of the touring exhibition sector
The report on the findings of TEG's National Research Project 2005-07 was launched on 1 May at the Design Museum in London. Members of TEG, contributors to the research, associates, representatives of the press and stakeholders attended the event.
Photos of the event can be viewed (pdf, 1.8MB).
The report covers wide-ranging issues and findings concerning exhibition touring and programming and contains recommendations for the future development of the touring sector, relating to organisational, regional and national infrastructure needs. The research project, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation as part of TEG’s organisational development programme, has been carried out by independent consultant, Sally Fort and more than 250 organisations have contributed to surveys and consultations, aimed at mapping touring activity across the UK. For more details, please see the press release.
A copy of the Executive Summary of the report will be sent to all TEG members during May 2007 and supplementary papers, including a fuller overview of each research topic and details of case studies, will be available on the web site for download by members only. The Committee will welcome your views on the findings and recommendations in the report, which will play a key role in enabling TEG to structure and prioritise its work for the future, plan advocacy and campaigning, and make effective contributions to national touring and cultural initiatives.
TEG is grateful to the many individuals and organisations who have contributed time, expertise, information and opinion to the research project throughout its development. For details of contributors, please see the acknowledgements (pdf 63KB).
TEG's initial recommendations to the touring sector, based on the findings of the research report, include measures to maximise the potential of touring exhibitions to develop audiences and improve access to collections and call for a more unified collaborative approach by funders and stakeholders to strengthen the touring infrastructure. For more details, see the press release. TEG will be issuing further statements on the report's conclusions and recommendations as debate on all aspects of the research continues.