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This series allows members to pose important questions directly to each other, connecting and sharing their own knowledge and experience. We will build short case studies from each Art Foundation in response to each question asked, providing a useful bank of insights for all of our members to benefit from.


WAF F2F Question Time: Can the UN Sustainable Development Goals contribute to the missions of Art Foundations worldwide, and to what extent?

Francisca Listopad who works at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation,  has produced two surveys for WAF to capture the organisational and individual situations and perspectives of Art Foundations to assess, monitor and evaluate the impact of the UN Sustainable Development Goals on their work and what more can be done. This survey is part of her doctoral thesis on Art Foundations.

Learn More and Watch The Film Here

WAF F2F Question Time: Fundraising With A Focus On Patron Programmes

Hear from Fondation Maeght, Chisenhale, Assab One, Yinka Shonibare Foundation, E-WERK Luckenwalde and Russborough. 

Fondation Maeght and Chisenhale Gallery both give in-depth presentations on their programmes, what has and hasn’t worked and how they view the future, post-covid.

Watch The Call Here

WAF F2F Question Time: Education Practices In Museums Today

Presented by Inês Brandão, Head of Education at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Inês Brandão provides an in-depth presentation reviewing today’s education practices within Museums, focusing on the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum. At the end of the presentation, you can hear the discussion between other members including the Rupert Museum in South Africa and Jupiter Artland in Scotland. The participants are all situated on different continents, however, their experiences are remarkably similar. 

Watch The Call Here

Supporting contemporary artists and curators through project spaces and residencies.

Belinda Holden, Managing Director of the Yinka Shonibare Foundation

Bringing together different perspectives about residencies, looking at the different models, examples of when and how they work best for organisations and the artist, pitfalls to avoid, what are the tensions – from the funders or board perspective to audience development, demonstrating value?

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The importance of having an Artist on the Board?

Antony Hudek, Museum Dhondt-Dhenenes 

“Board members of cultural organisations are attracting increasing attention for their political and ethical stances. What impact can artist board members have on the way art foundations operate and advance progressive agendas based on inclusivity and fairness?”
Antony Hudek, Director,
Museum Dhondt Dhaenens

Watch the discussion here.

Photo credit: @alexhoener

Artist Fees

Julia Höner, Artistic Director, KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION 

I would like to ask you: how do you handle this topic within your institutions?

“In the wake of the current pandemic, several public programs to support artists in a no-income situation have been launched in Germany. To consider artists’ work as a form of labour that is to be financially remunerated with a fee seems to be less of a basic principle in other times, especially when it comes to visual artists’ fees within institutional exhibitions. Most commonly, the only form of remuneration for artists arises from the sale of works or the use of images of those works. With the current crisis, the pressure on institutions to address this issue is growing. In KAI 10, we are currently discussing models of financial compensation for the participating artists in our exhibitions.”

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