The Contemporary Art Society's Annual Award for Museums 2012 held at the David Roberts Art Foundation, London
Jeremy Deller annnounces the Winner of the Contemporary Art Society's Annual Award for Museums 2012
Contemporary Art Society's Paul Hobson and Mark Stephens with Jeremy Deller and Annual Award Winners Maggie Warren, Ashley Gallant and Jonathan Platt on behalf of The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln 2012
Founded in 1910, the Contemporary Art Society exists to encourage an appreciation and understanding of contemporary art by a wide audience and to donate works by important and new artists to museums and public galleries across the UK.
Each year we donate new works of modern and contemporary art to 65 museums and public galleries in the UK, which subscribe as `Museum Members'. We purchase new works by artists of the current generation who are attracting national and international attention early in their careers, and broker donations of works of modern and contemporary art from our network of private collectors and philanthropists for museums and their audiences.
In order to donate works responsibly, these activities are strengthened through our `National Network' which offers professionals working with modern and contemporary art collections, a programme of specialist events, seminars, conferences and research, where knowledge, networks and skills are developed to ensure the most dynamic and accessible use of collections for audiences nationally.
For further information please contact:
Museum Acquisitions & Public Programmes Manager - (on maternity leave)
Museum Acquisitions & Public Programmes Manager (maternity cover)
Direct dial: +44 (0)20 7017 8403
National Network & Strategic Projects Manager
Direct dial: +44 (0)20 7017 8405
The Contemporary Art Society exists to support and develop public collections of contemporary art in the UK. In doing so, we support artists through the purchase and acquisition of new works, which are gifted to public collections in museums and galleries across the UK where they are enjoyed by the widest possible audience.
Gifts, bequests and legacies are a vitally important part of the Contemporary Art Society’s work to develop public collections in the UK.
One of the most important philanthropic giftings in our 102 year history.
The aim of the Contemporary Art Society’s Annual Award is to support museums to commission new work that will remain within the museum’s permanent collection. In offering this significant investment the Contemporary Art Society wishes to draw attention to the benefit of bringing artists and museums into closer working relationships, including working with collections in dynamic new ways.
National Network Membership offers access to the only UK wide programme that generates new ideas and shares existing knowledge relating to the institution of the museum and the development of public collections of contemporary art.Join
Do you want to develop your permanent collections with contemporary art? Are you interested in developing your collection through a gift of a work of contemporary art from the Contemporary Art Society or through our commissioning programmes? Join
As part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s on-going programme to open up public and private collections to wider audiences, the Gallery presents a curatorial collaboration with the Contemporary Art Society.
The Contemporary Art Society and the Art Fund are delighted to announce their new partnership – creating a new £60,000 fund called Testing Media to help museums to acquire works of contemporary art for their collections.