The subject specialist British Art Network is for professionals working on British art including curators, researchers and academics. It aims to contribute and support the sharing of expertise, research and ideas across arts organisations in the UK through a number of networking activities, both on, and offline. Membership is free and open, and includes a number of networking activities including thematic and topical research seminars, a tri-monthly newsletter and the opportunity to join the register of expertise.
Details of current network activity and how to join can be found here.
There is still an opportunity to apply for bursaries in the following three areas:
- A dedicated network group for early career curators:
The British Art Network has funding to award up to fifteen early career curators with travel and accommodation bursaries of up to £1000 each to support their attendance at British Art Network events, research visits, mentoring and continuing professional development workshops for a one year period.
- British Art Network sub groups explore specific areas and aspects of British art and are led by regional network members across the UK:
The British Art Network has funding to award 6-10 UK based organisations £600-£2,000 each to establish or continue to run established network sub groups; these could include informal work in progress and knowledge exchange sessions and visits to collections and exhibitions of interest.
- Three seminar series (each comprising four events) organised by regional network members across the UK:
The British Art Network is launching a new series of seminars with the aim of bringing together professionals who seek to build and share knowledge and bring collections to life with fresh insight and compelling new contexts. It wants to encourage curators and academics to work together to open up the histories of British art in compelling and accessible ways. You can apply for funding for one of the three seminar series. The total amount available for running each series, comprising four events, is £12,000 (£3,000 per event). The first will take place in autumn 2019, and two in spring 2020.
How to apply:
For further information on the activities and how to apply please contact Freya Stannard, Manager, National Partnerships. The deadline for all applications is 6 May.