The Royal Standard, which was founded in 2005, is an artist-led group, studio, gallery and social workspace that is currently based in an old print works on the northern edge of Liverpool's city centre. The organisation seeks to offer the city's artistic and cultural community a location for meeting, talk and engagement. The Royal Standard showcases innovative projects and events from the UK and abroad, hosting exhibitions by art college graduates, emerging artists and established practitioners, as well as artist-initiatives. Its current exhibitions are Navigator (a group show of UK-based artists exploring themes of landscape, mapping and re-location) and Mr Democracy (an ambitious international project exploring trade, democracy and globalisation). In October The Royal Standard will co-host 'The Winner Takes it All?', an international artist conference examining the Capital of Culture in Liverpool.