How do our grant applications work?

The first open submissions for the Art360 Project took place in 2016. Our second round of open submissions, Art360 Scotland, will open on 12 April 2019.

If you are an artist or artist’s estate based in Scotland, you will be able to apply for our bursary programme by completing a short online application form on our website. This will include a survey of your current archive and legacy plan, as well as a statement on why you wish to be involved. Click here to sign up to our newsletter to find out when submissions open to the public.

Click here to visit our artists’ pages and find out who was selected for participation in 2016.

Our applications will be open to artists and estates working in all disciplines within the visual arts. If you are based in Scotland or if you / the artist have lived and worked in Scotland for a significant period of your / their career, you are eligible to apply for Art360 Scotland.

Submissions will be assessed by a panel of artists and representatives from Art360 Foundation. If you have any questions about eligibility, please speak with us directly at contact@art360foundation.org.uk.

The process once selected

Once artists and estates have been selected the following steps will be taken:

Step 1: Receive invitation to participate in the Art360 Project.

Step 2: Sign contract and T&Cs and agree conditions of participation, including availability for studio visits and consultation, and agreement to share findings from the project.

Step 3: Agree a series of three or more studio visits and co-design a bespoke schedule of activity in consultation with Art360 Foundation team based on needs matching each artist's budget of up to £6,000.  

Step 4: Film an interview discussing your artistic practice and legacy needs. Films will be available on our website.

Step 5: Participate in a schedule of confidential meetings with experts who could range from legal advisors and tax specialists to asset valuation experts, digitisation specialists, archivists and more.

Step 6: Identify key issues including, for instance, relevant images for processing, and vulnerable assets for digitisation.  

Step 7: Work in consultation with Art360 Foundation to capture and curate selected and newly discovered elements of your archive on our website to share the story of your practice, the value of ephemeral materials and the Art360 Project.

Step 8: Help identify regional hubs whether the artist is linked geographically or through exhibition history or collection, with whom Art360 Foundation may organise workshops. Workshops for artists and the wider public will focus on best practice to capture, curate and disseminate knowledge about the crucial importance of safeguarding the cultural heritage of British artists.


By following through the process artists and estates will have engaged with leading professional experts across a full spectrum of knowledge, key to formulating and commencing a lifelong legacy strategy. 


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