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Valeria Napoleone XX Contemporary Art Society

Valeria Napoleone XX Contemporary Art Society (VNXX CAS) is a joint initiative of philanthropist Valeria Napoleone and the Contemporary Art Society

Starting in 2016, VNXX CAS acts as a focal point for debate on gender inequality in the arts. It intends to provoke an examination of collecting practice and the wider effect beyond the acquisition of the awarded work.

The scheme purchases and donates a significant work by a living woman artist to a UK museum each year. The initiative is open to all Contemporary Art Society Museum Members, and the successful applicant will have made a strong case for addressing the representation of women artists within their existing collections.


Deadline for applications: 3 May 2024, 10:00am

Download the 2024 VN XX CAS Call Out

Download the 2024 application form

For more information 

Please set up an appointment with a Curatorial member of staff

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Christine Takengny, The Roden Senior Curator


+44 (0)20 7017 8404


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