Aquisitions Award (UK only), London Original Print Fair. (Awards)

Posted: Thursday, 13 December 2018

With the aim of supporting print collections nationwide, the London Original Print Fair (25-28 April 2019) offers an acquisitions award of £8,000, generously sponsored by Hallett Independent Insurance, to be spent on a print or prints at the Fair. The deadline for applications is 22 February 2019.

The Selection Committee of Christopher Le Brun PRA, Helen Rosslyn, LOPF Director, Clare Pardy from Hallett Insurance and Sam Phillips Editor of the RA Magazine, will meet during the first week in March and the five shortlisted institutions will be announced by the second week in March.

A representative from each of the five institutions will be invited to attend the opening of LOPF on Wednesday, 24th April, from 5.30-8.30pm, and to a special private dinner afterwards at the Royal Academy. The winner of the Award will be announced at the beginning of the opening reception. LOPF will cover the costs of the dinner and a night in a central London hotel for the evening of Wednesday 24th for the five curators from shortlisted institutions.

Please see the Award guidelines for your reference:

The Hallet Independent Acquisitions Award Application Guidelines 2019

The Award
The Hallett Independent Acquisitions Award is a purchase grant for Museums, designed to enable a museum or gallery to acquire an original print or prints for their collection. Applications will be invited from museums, public galleries and print collections across the UK. The winning applicant will receive a sum of £8,000 to spend at the London Original Print Fair on a print or prints. The winning applicant will agree to send a representative to the opening reception of the London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy of Arts on Wednesday, 24 April 2019, with authority to make the acquisition on behalf of the institution. The award must be used before the Fair closes on Sunday, 28 April. The acquisition may not exceed £8,000 and may not contribute to a larger purchase.

The Sponsor
Hallett Independent are brokers specialising in fine art and heritage insurance, committed to supporting museums throughout the country, especially in times of reduced funding and restricted budgets.

The Application
Museums and galleries are invited to apply in the form of a letter outlining how the Award would enhance the collection. The selection committee is interested in hearing about the role prints already play in the collection and how or why you would like to expand your print holdings. Applicants are encouraged to provide details of what they might be looking for and why, mentioning any specific project if appropriate, for example a forthcoming exhibition.

Applications should be emailed to printaward@londonoriginalprintfair.com.
The deadline for applications is Friday 22 February 2019

The selection committee will include Christopher Le Brun, PRA, Helen Rosslyn, Director LOPF, Clare Pardy, Hallett Insurance and Sam Phillips, Editor RA Magazine.
The five shortlisted institutions will be announced by the second week in March and each
will receive a print for their institution by a Royal Academician printmaker. A representative from each of the five institutions will be invited to the opening of LOPF on Wednesday 24 April, 5.30-8.30pm, and to a private dinner afterwards at the Royal Academy. The winner of the Award will be announced at the start of the opening reception. LOPF will cover the costs of the dinner and a night in a central London hotel for the evening of Wednesday 24 April for the five curators from shortlisted institutions.

Publicity
The winning applicant will notify LOPF of their acquisition by the close of the Fair at 6pm on Sunday, 28 April 2019. The museum and acquisition will be publicised in press releases, on the LOPF and Hallett Independent Insurance websites and other promotional materials. The winning applicant will agree to credit The Hallett Independent Acquisitions Award as the source of funding for the acquisition, wherever it is mentioned or exhibited

For questions about the Award or application process
Please contact Alice St Clair, Assistant Director, LOPF:
alice@londonoriginalprintfair.com ; T. 07805 679275