Economics of Touring Exhibitions Survey Report: An Analysis of Touring Exhibitions Practice in the UK, April 2016

This TEG report presents and analyses the findings of a research survey conducted during July and August 2015. It was undertaken to identify current economic and wider trends in touring practice in the UK. The survey focused on touring between UK organisations, as a complement to the work being undertaken by the Working Internationally Regional Project (WIRP) and British Council concerning international touring. These research findings demonstrate regional and UK wide approaches to touring, including hire fees, exhibition types and scales, how touring programmes are developed and promoted, the types and propensity of partnership working and the factors that affect an organisation’s ability to engage in touring activity.