ICOM UK, with support from the British Council (BC), is offering a number of travel grants to support staff from regional and local UK museums (non-national museums) to travel internationally (beyond greater Europe) to develop mutually beneficial projects and partnerships.
Museums and galleries
Fifty years since the death of film and theatre icon Vivien Leigh, Sotheby's is to host an exhibition of intimate and previously unseen photographs shot by eminent society photographer, costume designer, and long-standing friend Cecil Beaton.
The 'Tourism Vision for London' and this year’s Autumn Season were launched on the evening of 31 August 2017 by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at an event at the Natural History Museum.
The John Ellerman Foundation is opening its £500,000 fund for 2018 aimed at regional museums and galleries who want to increase and maintain their curatorial development to engage new audiences and visitors.
The fund is open to applicants:
Winner of this year’s “It’s Art Call” competition, Manchester-based artist Ian Rayer-Smith has been invited to exhibit new paintings and sculptures at D Contemporary Gallery, Grafton Street, Mayfair, from 30 August to 9 September.
Strongly influenced by the work of the abstract expressionists and the romantic light of the old masters, Ian Rayer-Smith’s paintings effortlessly fuse abstraction, the figurative and the surreal.
The New Artist Fair is back for a seventh consecutive year, with its 12th edition taking place from 8 to 10 September.
Once again hosted at the Old Truman Brewery in London's East End, the fair will have over 100 emerging British and international artists presenting their work directly to the public. The event is free and open all weekend, Saturday 9th and Saturday 10th September from 12pm to 6pm
Henry Miller Fine Art presents Leopardi’s Dream, an exhibition of engravings by the late Francis West, at the Coningsby Gallery, Fitzrovia, from 25 September to 7 October 2017.
Curated by Henry Miller and Jenny West, Leopardi’s Dream features brand new editions of engravings from 1979 and 1999, some of which have never been seen in public before,
alongside original drawings and paintings.
Slow Art Workshop is offering people of any age, curious about any kind of art, the exclusive opportunity not only to look at it, but to handle it.
On 6 July 2017, Brumpic are launching the region’s first Culture Card. This exciting new membership scheme gives card holders exclusive offers, discounts and access to the very best arts, culture and heritage in the West Midlands and beyond.
Sotheby’s Launches an Annual Prize of up to $250,000 to Help Museums Break New Ground
Sotheby’s has launched an annual prize to support and encourage ground-breaking, thought-provoking exhibitions and curatorial initiatives. Extending up to a maximum value of $250,000, the grant will be available to institutions, curators and museum directors with ambitions to realise trailblazing, potentially landscape-changing, projects in the cultural field.