Art360 Project (2016-2019)
In 2016, we received a grant from Arts Council England to launch the first round of the Art360 Project. 33 artists and artists’ estates were awarded £6,000 each, alongside a tailored programme of consultation and practical support towards archiving and legacy planning.
The Art360 Project supports artists from diverse backgrounds with archives containing a broad range of contemporary media. Some of the practical support that we offer to artists and estates, includes:
archiving strategy and legacy management
film and photographic documentation of archive material
digitising materials, such as film and negatives
building an inventory and cataloguing
Thanks to the support of Art Fund we’re collaborating with award-winning film maker David Bickerstaff on the creation of a series of short documentaries capturing each Art360 participant, reflecting on the process of archiving. Watch our films here.
To share our knowledge on archives and legacy planning, we hold a series of specialist events and workshops across the UK throughout the year. Keep an eye out for new events on our events page.
“It is vital not only to preserve the physical and intellectual contents of these artists’ archives but to empower them to be author of their own legacies. It should leave us all the richer." - Peter Heslip, Director,Visual Arts for Arts Council England
On 12 April 2019, we will open a new round of applications for Scotland-based artists and estates. Our new project, funded by Creative Scotland, will offer 10 successful applicants £6,000 each for consultation and practical support towards archive and legacy planning.
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As a small independent charity we rely on the generosity of our supporters. Every donation directly supports an artist or estate to create an accessible archive and protect our shared cultural heritage for future generations. Find out how to support us and donate here.
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Art360 Foundation supporters
The Art360 Project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. It brings together the shared expertise of Art Fund, DACS, The Henry Moore Foundation and The National Archives. We are also grateful for the support of The Hollick Family Charitable Trust and Cockayne - Grants for the Arts, and to Creative Scotland and The PF Charitable Trust for funding our second round of bursaries, Art360 Scotland.
The Advisory Board has 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 the Art360 Project are:
Professor Stephen Foster, Director John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton
Hannah Jones, Sector Development Manager East, The National Archives
Sir John Leighton, Director General, National Galleries of Scotland
Rosemary Lynch, Director of Collection Care, Tate
Dr Jo Melvin, Reader in Archives and Special Collections at Chelsea College of Art; Senior Research Fellow at the Henry Moore Institute 2015-16; Director of the Estate of Barry Flanagan
Sarah Philp, Director of Programmes, Art Fund
Godfrey Worsdale, Director, The Henry Moore Foundation
Peter Heslip, Director of Visual Arts, Arts Council England