The Federation of European Art Galleries Association (F.E.A.G.A.) represents the interests of modern and contemporary art galleries in the EU and Switzerland. In addition FEAGA is active in the European policy in Brussels, lobbying for issues such as the reduced cultural VAT rate and Artist’s Resale Right.
FEAGA supports its members, within the European Art Galleries Associations.
FEAGA wants to inform others about the business of galleries, in particular the way in which the profession builds an art market for the artists and also focusing particularly on their support of those artists. 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’ reputations and 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 unknown artists alike, where to find dedication to and expertise on the arts, and where is the will to defend artistic integrity and specialization the answer is always the galleries.
FEAGA, created in 1974, moved its headquarters from Paris to Brussels in 2005 to increase its lobbying for the European galleries. F.E.A.G.A.’s legal advisor is Mr. Antoon Ott (Artilaw, Amsterdam).
FEAGA BOARD 2016
President: Adriaan Raemdonck
Vice President: Ernst Hilger
Board member: Kristian Jarmuschek (BVDG, Germany)
Board member: Gio Marconi (ANGAMC, Italy)
Board member: David Juda (SLAD, UK)
General Secretary : Karine Verloren van Themaat