DACS Foundation Art360 applications open

Art360 is a major pilot project that will offer support to develop and sustain the archives of 100 leading modern and contemporary British artists, offering participants expert and bespoke legacy consultancy.

Between 30 and 40 artists will be selected each year, comprising artists from the Modern British canon (1900 – 2000) and contemporary artists active between 2000 and 2014.

The story of the project will be shared through the Art360 website and will include unique materials that are unearthed in the process such as selected documentation, drawings and images of their artworks as well as filmed and recorded interviews and ephemera from the artist’s career.

This project will be supported with a series of regional events and workshops to celebrate and promote the notion of 'soft cultural heritage' and legacy planning support for artists and estates across the UK.

Art360 is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

It will bring together an important partnership of shared expertise between the Art Fund, DACS, The Henry Moore Foundation and The National Archives.

Advisory board

The Advisory Board will have the strategic role of binding the partnership together and allowing a forum for opportunities to be shared. It operates in a non-executive capacity and comprises the project’s funders and representatives of other key stake-holder groups. It offers oversight, advice, support and steering with issues.

The board members for Art360 are:

  • Caroline Collier, Director Partnerships and Programmes, Tate
  • Professor Stephen Foster, Director John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton
  • Peter Heslip, Director of Visual Arts, Arts Council England
  • Sir John Leighton Director General, National Galleries of Scotland
  • Sarah Philp, Head of Programmes, The Art Fund
  • Kate Wheeler, Collections Knowledge Manager, The National Archives

Art360 is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Art360 brings together the shared expertise of the Art FundDACSThe Henry Moore Foundation andThe National Archives.

The deadline for applications this year is midday, Monday 4 April 2016.

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