What the ETID database offers:
- carefully edited information about the exhibition you are offering for going on tour
- all information online, visible for everybody, direct link to your address
- quarterly ETID newsletter distributed to 1000+ selected curators and museum directors
- e-artnow.org newsletter distributed 3 times a year to 55,000+ art professionals
- listing of all involved individuals (artists, curators, catalogue contributors)
- personalized approach, support for emerging organizations and independent curators
How to join:
1. For ORGANIZATIONS - Annual full service membership (250 euros per year)
- unlimited number of projects published by your organization
- 3 years of database listing
- full-service care – you send us info, we create and update your exhibition profiles
- guaranteed place in the ETID quarterly newsletter
2. For ORGANIZATIONS, CURATORS, or ARTISTS - Single project submission (70 euros per project)
- create a profile of your project online
- update your project profile anytime
- 3 years of database listing
3. You can contact us for FREE SUBMISSION of your project
- with free submission we support independent curators working for emerging organizations, and the projects with strong critical or educational value
Would you like to know more?
Please consult other sections of this website, or feel free to contact us at info(at)exhibitionsontour.org. We will gladly answer any of your questions.
What ETID is and what it is not
The ETID database is an informational publications tool for a specialized circle of art professionals. The database contains only information that has been entered by participating institutions or individuals. Its primary purpose is to expand institutions’ options for exchanging information about their exhibition projects that are available for display at another gallery or exhibition space. ETID is not an agency, nor is it a broker of services. In submitting their projects or browsing the database, institutions have taken the first step to finding a new exhibition partner. From then on, participating institutions communicate directly with one another.
Searching the database
Because we aim to create as open a platform as possible, browsing the database is free of charge. As a registered user, you place selected exhibitions in your “favourites” folder, so that you can return to them any time you like. User registration provides us with overview of the number of users and their breakdown by profession, meaning that we can better develop the database’s services in the future. You may cancel your user account at any time by simply writing us an email. The information provided during registration is protected by standard regulations regarding the protection of personal data. For more information, see our terms and conditions.
Submitting an exhibit
Exhibitions may be submitted by public, private, governmental or non-governmental institutions or organizations that organized the original exhibition, or by curators or other individuals authorized to do so by the exhibition’s producer. Solo shows can be submitted by artists as well. The submission fee is used to finance the database’s operations and for its careful editing, as well as the work of our research team, which verifies the submitted projects’ standards and the organizing institutions’ qualifications, and also seeks out new and interesting projects. Another important benefit for you is the fact that the fee helps to ensure that the database will be able to operate independent of public financing or sponsorships, thus guaranteeing the long-term continuity of our services. Projects curated by an independent curator or produced by an emerging organization, as well as projects selected by the ETID research team, may be submitted free of charge.
Projects can be submitted and searched for by period (from contemporary art all the way to antiquity) or type of project (visual arts, applied arts, design, architecture, or exhibitions of a literary or research character). The database is also open to interdisciplinary and experimental projects. The ETID is based in Europe, but has a fully international scope, and you can focus your search on specific continents.
So much for our basic overview of how ETID works. More detailed information about the database may be found in the section “more about ETID.” A full version of the rules and conditions for using the database and submitting projects may be found under “terms and conditions.”
We wish you much success with our database,
CARD Association of Curators and Artists,
Founder and operator of the Exhibitions on Tour International Database