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What We Do

World Art Foundations is the only one-stop-shop for all Art Foundations worldwide, enabling connections through a dedicated platform and annual programme whilst also promoting each organisation to a global audience.

WAF programme is designed around the three instrumental pillars required to set up, run and work for an Art Foundation.

WAF Members Spotlight

Showcasing members’ activities by highlighting their unique stories and collections as well as public programmes.

Previous interviews have included:

Tone Hansen, Director or Henie Onstad

Tone Hanson


Henie Onstad Art Centre

Jeremy Strick


Nasher Sculpture Centre

Cheryl Sim

Executive Director & Curator

Fondation PHI

Nicolas Gitton

Executive Director

Fondation Maeght

WAF F2F Question Time

Providing members with an opportunity to ask questions to each other. Recordings are built into case studies, providing a useful bank of information for all members to benefit from.

Previous interviews have included:

Tone Hansen, Director or Henie Onstad

Belinda Holden

Executive Director

Yinka Shonibare Foundation

João Carvalho Dias

Deputy Director

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

Eva Sweeney



Antony Hudek


Museum Dhondt Dhaenens (MDD)

WAF Roundtable Discussions

Conversations amongst members on a specific subject in order to share experiences, knowledge and expertise.

Previous interviews have included:

Skarlet Smatana


The George Economou Collection

Robyn Cedras Tobin


Rupert Museum

José Lebrero Stals

Artistic Director

Museo Picasso Málaga

Tone Hansen, Director or Henie Onstad

Sietske van Zanten


LAM Museum

WAF Monthly Talk

Unique behind-the-scenes stand-alone presentations made by a WAF member, followed by a live Q&A.

Previous interviews have included:

Tone Hansen, Director or Henie Onstad

Sir Nigel Carrington


Henry Moore Foundation

Diedrea Miller


Brunswick Arts

Ms. Adelina von Fürstenberg


Art for the World

Charlotte Appleyard

Director of Development & Business Innovation

Royal Academy of Arts

WAF Conference

The only dedicated annual gathering for Art Foundations addressing key topics and enabling face-to-face networking.

28 – 29 September 2022, Villa Arconati-FAR, Milan, Italy – More info here

Confirmed Speakers include:

Dr Zoé Whitley

Ben Rawlingson Plant

Dep. Director, Global Public Affairs & Comms.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Bice Curiger


Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles


In-depth video interviews with Art Foundations’ Founders and Directors as well as Artists and Architects.

Previous participants have included:

Tone Hansen, Director or Henie Onstad

Tronchetti Provera


Pirelli/Pirelli HangarBicocca

Petra Joos

Artistic Director

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Amy Zinck

Vice President

Terra Foundation for American Art

Bernar Venet


Venet Fondation

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