How do our programmes work?

We help artists and their representatives organise and make visible their life’s work. We run tailored funded and self-funded programmes of consultation and practical support to help them build archiving and legacy strategies. And we empower them to build accessible archives of artwork and ephemera, so important cultural heritage can be seen and understood today and in the future.

“The Art360 Foundation Award has provided me the means to find a structure to document my work in relation to key elements of my working method. This has entailed the production a comprehensive database, digitising early works and finding the appropriate means to make accessible and readable the material and conceptual ethos of my practice." - Anne Tallentire, Art360 artist

Our awardees have access to a range of specialist services, including:

  • Archive appraisal

  • Inventory building and cataloguing

  • Database implementation

  • Film and photographic documentation of material

  • Specialist conservation

  • Digitisation of analogue film and negatives

  • Archive and artwork valuation

  • Legal consultation

The support we offer is direct, specialised and personal. Our only agenda is to help realise each artist and estate’s vision for their archive and legacy. To do this we create a bespoke archive strategy, manage the logistics of the programme and oversee the practical delivery of tasks.


Image: Archive of David Batchelor, 2017. David Batchelor © David Bickerstaff. All Rights Reserved, Art360 Foundation 2017 .

Image: Archive of David Batchelor, 2017. David Batchelor © David Bickerstaff. All Rights Reserved, Art360 Foundation 2017.

Art360 Scotland

On Friday 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. The cost of a self-funded place for Art360 Scotland is £10,000.


Art360 Project (2016-2019)

The first open submissions for the Art360 Project took place in 2016. Click here to find out more, or visit our artists’ pages to find out who was selected for participation.


Documentaries

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.


Cornelia Parker,  Matter and What it Means , 1989, Spitalfields Heritage Centre (19 Princelet Street), presented by the Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1991. Photo by Edward Woodman. Courtesy DACS.

Cornelia Parker, Matter and What it Means, 1989, Spitalfields Heritage Centre (19 Princelet Street), presented by the Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1991. Photo by Edward Woodman. Courtesy DACS.

Events

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.


Support our work

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 FundDACSThe 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.


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