The Federation of European Art Galleries Association ( F.E.A.G.A. ) represents the political interests of over 2000 modern and contemporary art galleries in the EU and Switzerland. Therefore FEAGA is active in the european policy in Brussels, lobbying for issues such as the reduced cultural VAT rate.
FEAGA also started an initiative to broaden public interest in the profession of galleries and created the first European Gallery Award. Please read more on this webpage.
FEAGA wants to inform about the profession of galleries, especially their support of artists in building an art market. Galleries are the only professional market makers for young artists.
No artist or group of artists has reached prominence without being accompanied, represented or supported by a gallery and no major museum or other public art event would be possible without the often unnoticed work, over many years, that galleries put into their artists’ rise to eminence.
If you ask yourself questions about where to find reliable information, where to have a guarantee on quality and provenance, where to find permanent exhibitions of known and unkown artists alike, where is dedication to and expertise on the arts and where is the will to defend artistic integrity and specialisation the answer is always the galleries.
FEAGA moved its headquarters from Paris to Brussels in 2005 to increase its lobbying for the galleries in Brussels.