How does the Art360 Project submission process work?

The first open submissions for the Art360 Project took place in 2016. We are currently fundraising for the next round of applications. 

Artists will be invited to participate by completing an online application form, which includes a survey of their current archive and legacy planning, as well as a statement on why they wish to be involved. Click here to sign up to our newsletter to find out when submissions open to the public.

Submissions will be assessed by a panel of artists and representatives from Art360 Foundation. As the Art360 Project is a research project it is looking to include a range of British artists and artists’ estates from a diverse range of practices, generations and backgrounds to enable them to direct and protect the long-term legacy of their practice.

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

The process once selected

Once artists 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 art foundation managers.

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 'soft cultural heritage' 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 will have engaged with leading professional experts across a full spectrum of knowledge, key to formulating and commencing a lifelong legacy strategy. 

Art360 Foundation will draw on the project findings to create a ‘toolkit’ that includes a checklist and directory of key services required by artists in order to direct and protect the legacy of their practice. Each participant artist’s legacy story will also be captured throughout this process for the public and media to discover, learn and explore.


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