The inaugural round of a new project designed to support “the sustainability and dynamism of artists’ profiles for future generations” has selected 26 artists and estates for funding. They join an existing seven artists/estates taking part in the pilot of DACS Foundation’s Art360, with a total of £200,000 now awarded to 33 recipients.

Selected artists include Richard Billingham, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Adam Chodzko, Goshka Macuga and Eva Rothschild. The John Latham Archive and estates of Peter de Francia, Maggie Evans, Alexis Hunter and Austin Wright also received support.

The recipients encompass a range of practice, working in sculpture, film, performance, digital media, photography, painting and site specific art. The funding will help in a variety of areas, from physical storage to digital archiving of works.

Artists were chosen by a selection panel comprised of existing Art360 artist Liliane Lijn, artists Thomson & Craighead and Simon Callery, and DACS CEO Gilane Tawadros.

Thomson & Craighead said: “It was clear from the consistent high quality and range of applications this year, what a great need there is to help artists make their archives sustainable, whether it is bolstering the early life of an artist’s estate or using the process of archiving itself to help fix an ephemeral practice.”

Produced in partnership

Art360 is produced in partnership with a number of bodies including The Art Fund, The Henry Moore Foundation and The National Archives, and is supported with public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts programme.

The project runs for three years and through an annual open call intends to fund 100 ‘leading modern and contemporary artists’. Further open calls will take place in 2017 and 2018.

The full list of artists so far supported by the scheme is: David Batchelor, Richard Billingham, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Bettina Buck (pilot programme), Michelle Charles, Maria Chevska (pilot), Adam Chodzko, Peter de Francia Estate, Angela de la Cruz, Cathy de Monchaux, Jeffrey Dennis, Rose English (pilot), Maggie Evans Estate, Susanna Heron, John Hilliard, Alexis Hunter Estate, Jeff Keen Estate (pilot), John Latham Archive, Liliane Lijn (pilot), Goshka Macuga, Hayley Newman, Keith Piper, Jacqueline Poncelet, Franklyn Rodgers, Eva Rothschild, Terry Smith, Sarah Staton, Barbara Steveni (pilot), Anne Tallentire, David Ward, Alison Wilding, Edward Woodman (pilot), and Austin Wright Estate.

Art360 project. Image courtesy of DACS Foundation

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