Art360 Foundation is launching its latest programme for artists and estates, Art360 Scotland. It offers twelve artists and artists’ estates in Scotland a tailored package of consultation and practical support for archiving and legacy planning. Ten places will be fully-funded bursaries and two places will be self-funded. Applications open on Art360 Foundation’s website on 12 April, until 31 May.
Thanks to the support of Creative Scotland, the P F Charitable Trust, the Henry Moore Foundation and National Galleries Scotland.
Art360 Scotland empowers artists and artists’ estates in Scotland to create resilient and accessible archives of artwork and ephemeral material. Art360 Foundation is encouraging artists and estates working with a multiplicity of disciplines and media to apply for the opportunity.
Amanda Catto, Head of Visual Arts, Creative Scotland said:
“We are delighted to be partnering with The Art360 Foundation to extend its programme into Scotland. Our funding will provide important support to artists - and their estates - enabling them to better record and archive their work.
“We are excited that artists in Scotland have this opportunity for their practice to become more visible, accessible and available to the public, now and into the future. People’s enjoyment and understanding of contemporary art in Scotland will be enriched as a result.”
Mark Waugh, Art360 Foundation, said:
‘Archiving can be a daunting prospect and we hope this app will encourage artists and estates to take their first steps or offer valuable support for those who have already started.
‘A well-managed archive allows artists to preserve artworks and materials, as well as allowing artists and estates to shape the narrative of their work or collections. Good archiving processes also provide insights into artistic practice for curators, art historians and cultural institutions.
‘As Art360 has demonstrated, with the right tools archiving is possible for any artist or estate; no matter the stage of their career or size of their estate.’
Rose English, Artist and Art360 project participant also said:
‘The Art360 Project’s bespoke archiving programme enabled me to rediscover aspects of my early practice that I had long forgotten – like how important drawing was to me. It also reveals the complex practicalities of producing my work across a forty-year period during very different political climates and economic conditions.’
Art360 Scotland aims to support artists and artists’ estates in Scotland with the critical task of organising and making visible their physical and digital materials.
Art360 Foundation works with each awardee to create a bespoke package of activity which aligns with individual practices and priorities. Each participant will have access to a range of specialist services, including:
Inventory building and cataloguing
Film and photographic documentation of material
Digitisation of analogue film and negatives
Archive and artwork valuation
The programme includes the creation of a documentary film centred on the legacy of each artists’ practice and experience of archiving. You can view our previous Art360 films by award-winning filmmaker, David Bickerstaff, on our multimedia page.
How to Apply
If you are an artist, or the estate of an artist living or working in Scotland, you can apply for Art360 Scotland on Art360 Foundation’s website.
Applications open on Art360 Foundation’s website on 12 April until 31 May. Artists and artists’ estates who have lived and worked in Scotland are eligible to apply. Successful applicants will be selected by a panel of artists and senior members of Art360 Foundation.
Ten places are fully-funded bursaries worth £6,000 each and two places are self-funded costing £10,000. By including two self-funded places on our programme, we aim to extend the reach of Art360 Scotland to those with the resources to cover our support. If you wish to be considered for both the bursary and self-funded place, please tick the relevant box in your application form.
Read more about the Art360 Scotland programme in the Art360 prospectus.
For more information contact Ellie Porter at email@example.com