GUTS CODE OF CONDUCT

This adaptive code of conduct is to protect the artists we work with as well as staff and visitors within the Guts Gallery space; online and offline. It has been created by Guts Gallery and the artists themselves to create a safe space that no other art gallery has implemented before.
  • GUTS HAS A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY FOR RACISM, HOMOPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA, SEXISM, CLASSISM, ABILISM, AGEISM AND ANY FORM OF DISCRIMINATION OR HARASSMENT 

  • GUTS FLIPS THE TRADITIONAL POWER DYNAMICS BETWEEN GALLERIST AND ARTIST 

  • GUTS WILL CREATE SAFE SPACES, ACCESSIBILITY, CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOGUE AND COLLECTIVE SHOULDERING FOR ESTABLISHED AND EMERGING ARTISTS

  • GUTS STAFF WILL BE PAID ABOVE MINIMUM WAGE 

  • GUTS STAFF CAN WEAR WHATEVER THEY WANT TO WORK 

  • GUTS WILL CHALLENGE THE INEQUALITIES WITHIN THE ART INDUSTRY 

  • GUTS ARTISTS COMMISSIONS WILL BE ABOVE THE 50% INDUSTRY STANDARD 

  • GUTS WILL ENSURE ARTISTS FEEL NO PRESSURE TO 'SUCCEED'

  • GUTS WILL CHECK IN WITH OUR PRIVILEGE CONSTANTLY 

  • GUTS WILL PROTECT ARTISTS AND STAFF MEMBERS FROM BURNOUT

  • GUTS WILL FACILITATE PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL ADVICE AND SUPPORT 

  • GUTS WILL BE HONEST REGARDING CONTRACTS, SALES, PERCENTAGES

  • GUTS WILL SUPPORT ARTISTS WITH EXTERNAL COLLABORATIONS OR OPPORTUNITIES

  • GUTS WILL ASSIST ARTISTS IN FINDING STUDIOS, ACQUIRING MATERIALS AND GENERAL CAREER ADVICE

  • GUTS WILL PROVIDE A PLATFORM FOR ARTISTS TO SHOWCASE THEIR WORK IN SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • GUTS GALLERY WILL REFUSE TO BE SILENCED AND IS DETERMINED TO BE A MUCH NEEDED CHANGE IN THE ART INDUSTRY.