Paint pot, John Hoyland's studio © Brian Benson 2016

Paint pot, John Hoyland's studio © Brian Benson 2016

Between 30 and 40 artists are selected each year, comprising artists from the Modern British canon (1900 – 2000) and contemporary artists active between 2000 and 2014.

The story of the project is shared through the Art360 website and will include unique materials that are unearthed in the process such as selected documentation, drawings and images of their artworks as well as filmed and recorded interviews and ephemera from the artists' careers.

The project is supported with a series of regional events and workshops to celebrate and promote the notion of 'soft cultural heritage' and legacy planning support for artists and estates across the UK.

Art360 supporters

Art360 is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Art360 brings together the shared expertise of the Art FundDACSThe Henry Moore Foundation and The National Archives.


Advisory board

The Advisory Board has the strategic role of binding the partnership together and allowing a forum for opportunities to be shared. It operates in a non-executive capacity and comprises the project’s funders and representatives of other key stake-holder groups. It offers oversight, advice, support and steering with issues.

The board members for Art360 are:

  • Caroline Collier, Director Partnerships and Programmes, Tate
  • Professor Stephen Foster, Director John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton
  • Sir John Leighton, Director General, National Galleries of Scotland
  • Dr Jo Melvin, Reader in Archives and Special Collections at Chelsea College of Art; Senior Research Fellow at the Henry Moore Institute 2015-16; Director of the Estate of Barry Flanagan
  • Sarah Philp, Head of Programmes, The Art Fund
  • Kate Wheeler, Collections Knowledge Manager, The National Archives
  • Godfrey Worsdale, Director, The Henry Moore Foundation

Board observers:

  • Peter Heslip, Director of Visual Arts, Arts Council England


Coming up

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The open submission period for 2016 is now closed. The next application round will be in 2017.


It is vital not only to preserve the physical and intellectual contents of these artists’ archives but to empower them to be author of their own legacies. It should leave us all the richer." - Peter Heslip, Director,Visual Arts for Arts Council England