Apply to Art360, a major action research project from DACS Foundation supporting the development and sustainability of artists’ archives. Over three years, Art360 will support 100 modern and contemporary artists in the UK with funding of up to £6,000 each.
The UK’s first major public project supporting artists’ legacies
Supported with public funding from the National Lottery by Arts Council England and through the expertise of partners the Art Fund, DACS, The Henry Moore Foundation, and The National Archives, Art360 will explore how cultural heritage in the visual arts can be safeguarded for future generations.
The participating artists will be offered a range of expert advice and technical support in developing sustainable systems to manage their archives and legacies for the future.
Learning from the project will be shared through our website, a legacy toolkit for artists and artist estates, and a series of regional events and workshops.
Keir McGuinness, Chair of DACS Foundation, said: “Art360 celebrates the UK’s cultural heritage, promotes best practice for artists for their own archiving and legacy planning, and makes accessible new cultural content to the British public. Working with 100 artists and their diverse archives, Art360 will be one of the most significant projects for setting the future course of best practice legacy planning in the UK.”
How to apply to Art360
Interested in taking part? Simply complete our online application form by midday, Monday 4 April 2016. As part of the application, you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire about your current approach to archiving.
Up to 30 artists will be selected to participate in 2016. We will run subsequent application rounds in 2017 and 2018.
The successful applicants will join artists Bettina Buck, Maria Chevska, Rose English, Jeff Keen Estate, Liliane Lijn, Barbara Steveni, and Edward Woodman who are already taking part in Art360’s pilot phase.
Liliane Lijn said: "I am not very private about my feelings for my works. I cannot hide myself. I know that some other artists say they don't want anyone to see what they have written until they're dead and gone but, although I try and keep my private life separate, I have always mixed things up and that is difficult. My notebooks are inclusive, although I may have the intention of keeping family things separate, in reality, I don't.”
The launch of applications for Art360 coincided with the project’s first major event, Art360: The Gift and its Legacy, which took place on 19 February at Goldsmiths, University of London.
The conference explored emerging trends in arts funding, such as the increased support from artists and artists' estates as champions and donors, and increased gifting from commercial galleries and private collectors.
View online commentary and coverage of the event: