How does the Art360 submission process work?

The Art360 project has three annual open submission rounds. The open submission period for 2016 has now taken place. Art360 will open again for application in 2017 and 2018.

Artists are invited to participate by completing an online application form, which includes a survey of your current archive and legacy planning, 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.

Submissions will be assessed by a panel of artists and representatives from DACS Foundation. As Art360 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 DACS Foundation team based on needs matching each Art360 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 the Art360 site and via DACS Foundation.

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 DACS Foundation to capture and curate selected and newly discovered elements of your archive on the Art360 site to share the story of your practice, the value of 'soft cultural heritage' and the Art360 initiative.

Step 8: Help identify regional hubs whether the artist is linked geographically or through exhibition history or collection, with whom DACS 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. 

DACS Foundation will draw on the project findings of Art360 and will use these 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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