Archiving the arts

Archiving the arts was an initiative to support arts archives in the UK, wherever they are held. Our team worked to ensure that records of the arts are well cared for, accessible and recognised as valuable by those who look after them and the wider public.

Our active work on Archiving the Arts drew to a close at the end of March 2016.
We reached over 250 organisations and individuals, providing advice on good practice, development, partnerships and sources of funding. We delivered a range of regional and specialist events, covering ideas, arts archives of many kinds, creative re-use, development, collaboration, funding, digital, copyright and other intellectual property rights.

 

Our work covers all arts disciplines - visual art, literature, music, dance, theatre, combined arts and live art. We have aimed to support sustainability and collection development for archival collections of the arts, so that more material survives and is collected for the future.

Archiving the arts: resources

Our activities, advice and initiatives sought to be as wide-ranging, relevant and helpful as possible to those caring for arts archives.

Archiving the arts: partnerships

As Archiving the Arts moves into the legacy phase, there are several ongoing partnerships and events which will be a focus for taking the work forward.