Five Artist-Run Initiatives you need to visit

Culture Scouts are avid fans of Artist-Run Initiatives! Also known as ARIs, these exhibition spaces are one of the art world’s best kept secrets.

But just what are ARIs (we hear you cry)? According to NAVA, an ARI is a space that ‘generates opportunities for artists and curators to experiment, through providing exhibition opportunities’ and benefitting local communities. Because they exist outside of art school, commercial galleries and cultural institutions, this means self-identified art outsiders can engage with experimental art practices.

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