United Kingdom gallery structures representative of galleries across the United Kingdom
Ikon Gallery in Birmingham supported in part by the lottery annual funding exceeding £1.050.000 annually and has little or no benefit to the British public the exhibitions held at the icon gallery engage a limited audience annually less than 3000 in audience numbers the gallery ensures its funding by incorporating a superficial educational programme and a charitable status. The Ikon gallery existed to progress the careers of curators that focus on none British artists.
Refer to Icon archive of exhibitions that identifies the inequality within gallery structures United Kingdom gallery structures maintain separatism The drum gallery for minorities and the Ikon gallery developed for a white British and European artists this is representative of galleries across the United Kingdom a two-tier gallery system that maintains inequality.
United Kingdom funding structure
Arts Council funding disproportional benefits British white artists, fund entitlement should be an equal percentage contributed by a cross section of public lottery money.
Unemployed artists should be prioritized when considering funding applications
Individual artists already in work and earning in excess of £X amount a year should be discluded from receiving funds
Arts Council application procedure requires an overhaul as a good application/proposal dose not equal quality art works.
Art assessors have four week training at the new application processing center Manchester which is inadequate to define an individual’s art practice
Engaging with young people numerous organizations exist funded by the Arts Council that engage disabled or young this is the responsibility of government within educational institutions. (Schools do have art classes) artists are not social workers; prioritizing art funding in relation to working with young people influences/manipulates the creative process and art direction.
The Arts Council England is a structurally racist organization with a lack of understanding when it comes to the basis within the visual arts if you are a minority artist they will fund you so long as you produce nigger art for niggers.