ACE seeks new partners to show works from the Arts Council Collection 6/11/2018

ACE is seeking three new regional partners for a second round of its programme to tour exhibitions of works from the Arts Council Collection. It will invest £1.65m in the fund. The first round, which began in 2016, brought greater access to the works across the country in partnership with Birmingham Museums Trust, the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne and the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. The new partners will work with ACE collections teams based in London and Yorkshire to curate exhibitions from the 8,000 works in the collection for touring over a three-year period. ACE’s Director, Visual Arts, Peter Heslip said “the original partners engaged with and displayed the collection in hugely imaginative ways and I’m extremely excited to offer the opportunity to three new galleries and museums, who I’m sure will respond with equal enthusiasm and innovation.” Interested organisations can apply for up to £550k. The deadline for expressions of interest is noon on 13th November and final applications must be received by noon on 14th January 2019. ACE, ACE (National Partners Programme 2019 – 22)