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There is no doubt that for the arts economy the internet has been a big game changer. A great website and a long list of Pinterest or Instagram followers can do more for an artist than gallery representation.
Inevitably, artists and art associations are adapting to this new culture of sharing. Their aim is to ditch the gatekeepers and the industry standards based solely on profit. Instead they let the arts serve the community and be supported by it in an ad hoc and organic manner.