Art360 Foundation, an independent charity that empowers artists and artists’ estates to manage and protect artworks for future generations, is launching a free app designed to make archiving and cultural preservation skills available to all.
The Art360 app was produced with the support of the artists’ rights management organisation, DACS, and is a motivational tool for artists of all disciplines and at any career stage.
In creating the app, Art360 Foundation drew on research it has undertaken into how UK artists and estates manage archives.
Among its key findings were that 81% of artists have never worked with a conservator or archivist and that 71% were not aware of the conservation status of their archive.
The Art360 app will be launched at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, on Monday 15 October 2018, 7 – 9pm. The event will include insights from artists Sonia Boyce MBE RA and Rose English, as well as an opening address by the Royal Academy’s President, Christopher Le Brun PRA.