Arts Council of Great Britain: records, 1928-1997


Series description

Series title: Visual Arts Department: Client Funding Administration, 1959-1996
Reference: ACGB/31
Extent: 110 items

Scope and content

This series contains papers relating to the Visual Art Department's client funding. These papers include application forms and lists, correspondence with clients and those who were rejected for funding, correspondence and papers relating to advisers, including show reports, and papers relating to appraisals and appraisal procedures.

For more information relating to client funding, see also ACGB/29 which contains files kept by the Visual Arts Department on individuals and organisations, many of whom were clients. See ACGB/33 for papers relating to the funding of the regions and Regional Arts Associations. Finally see ACGB/32 for the minutes and papers of various Committees and Panels (some of which were responsible for decisions relating to client funding) and also some miscellaneous material from the Visual Arts Department.

After 1986 the Council's activities in film were managed by the Film, Video and Broadcasting Department. Therefore, see also ACGB/55 for later papers relating to client funding in the area of film.

The items in this series are arranged chronologically.

Access

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Restrictions on access

Access to unpublished material less than 30 years old may be restricted and requests for access can take up to 20 working days to be processed. When applying for access, it is helpful if you can quote the reference number, title and covering dates of the file(s) in question. For very large requests you are advised to contact us to discuss your requirements. All requests should be sent by e-mail to archive@vam.ac.uk or by post to Victoria and Albert Museum Archives (ref. ACGB), Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London W14 0QX.


Detailed catalogue

Reference Description Dates
ACGB/31/13 Housing the Arts Scheme
5 boxes, 1 transfer case
Previous ref: 45, 46, 86, 133, 172, 178, 179
1959-1986
ACGB/31/63 Awards to Artists - General
5 files
1964-1976
Includes papers on the Artists' Survey and its effect on the Awards Scheme.
ACGB/31/64 Awards to Artists - Rejections
1 transfer case
Previous ref: 37
1965-1967
ACGB/31/9 Awards to Artists - Commissions
1 box
Previous ref: 200, 201
1965-1973
ACGB/31/46 Artists Films Awards: Rejected and Not Submitted
4 boxes, 1 transfer case
1967-1979
ACGB/31/10 Works of Art for Public Places
7 boxes, 1 transfer case
Previous ref: 138, 195, 196, 210, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 589, 590
1967-1984
ACGB/31/21 Studios for Artists 1968/69-1985/86
8 boxes
Previous ref: 49, 50, 51, 84A, 96, 138, 144, 147, 166, 167
1968-1987
ACGB/31/22 Thornton Bequest - Loans for Bronze Casting
1 box
Previous ref: 145
1968-1989
ACGB/31/4 Awards to Artists - Discretionary 1969/70-1974/75
4 boxes, 2 transfer cases
Previous ref: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
1969-1977
ACGB/31/56 Experimental Projects 1971/72 -1972/73
1 box
1971-1973
ACGB/31/1 Exhibition Grants 1972/73-1974/75
3 transfer cases
1971-1976
ACGB/31/57 Aid to Commercial Galleries
3 files
1972-1976
ACG/31/110 Promotion and Publicity Special Grant
1 file
Previous ref: 333
1972-1977
ACGB/31/93 Photography Awards: Details of applications and General information
1 bundle
ca. 1972-1981
ACGB/31/24 Artists in Residence Scheme 1974/75-1985/86
4 boxes, 1 transfer case
Previous ref: 39, 144, 170, 171, 172
1972-1987
ACGB/31/3 Exhibitions - Refused, Abandoned and Deferred 1973/74-1986/87
7 boxes
Previous ref: 40, 41, 64, 65, 73, 75, 99, 104, 176, 177, 183
1972-1987
Files for 1975/76, 1976/77 and 1983/84 are missing.
ACGB/31/30 Exhibition Sub-Committee Rejections
2 boxes
Previous ref: 102, 107, 156
1973-1978
ACGB/31/94 Photography Grant Schemes
1 box
1973-1982
ACGB/31/14 Art Capital - Grants 1973/74-1983/84
3 boxes
Previous ref: 52, 83, 105, 110, 180
1973-1984
ACGB/31/99 Performance Art Originals for Pending Deferals/Referals
1 file
1974-1975
This item contains correspondence relating to applications for funding that were deferred.
ACGB/31/45 Artists Films Awards
2 boxes, 1 transfer case
1974-1980
ACGB/31/15 Art Capital - Projects Refused and Abandoned 1974/75-1983/84
2 boxes
Previous ref: 99, 181, 182
1974-1983
Files for 1975/76 and 1976/77 are missing.
ACGB/31/2 Exhibition Subsidies 1975/76-1983/84
9 boxes
Previous ref: 62, 64, 97, 103, 106, 108, 138A, 138B, 175A, 175B, 241
1974-1986
ACGB/31/96 Photography Awards Scheme: Analysis and Follow-up
1 file
Previous ref: 3
1975-1976
ACGB/31/5 Awards to Artists - Minor Awards 1975/76-1977/78
1 box, 2 transfer cases
Previous ref: 30, 67, 68, 75
1975-1978
ACGB/31/95 Grants to Galleries, CRC/AC Commission Awards, CPRE/AC Commission Awards
1 file
1975-1979
ACGB/31/8 Awards to Artists - Index cards 1975/76-1980/81
2 boxes, 1 transfer case
Previous ref: 148, 149, 151
1975-1980
Cards for 1978/79 and 1979/80 are missing.
ACGB/31/7 Awards to Artists - Bursaries and Awards 1975/76-1980/81
5 boxes, 1 transfer case
Previous ref: 29A, 66, 75, 128, 129, 130, 131, 199, 225
1975-1981
See also Awards to Artists -Discretionary (ACGB/31/4), Awards to Artists -Minor Awards (ACGB/31/5) and Awards to Artists -Refusals (ACGB/31/6).
ACGB/31/31 Awards to Artists - Artists' Reports 1975/76
1 file
Previous ref: 225
1976-1977
ACGB/31/39 Special Applications 1976/77
2 files
1976-1977
ACGB/31/89 Art into Landscape Competition and Scheme
1 file
Previous ref: 98
1976-1978
ACGB/31/23 Artists in Schools Scheme 1977/78-1980/81
1 transfer case
Previous ref: 172
1976-1984
ACGB/31/43 Art Publishing Grants and Awards - General
2 boxes
Previous ref: 53, 286, 416, 580
1976-1993
ACGB/31/42 Art Publishing Grants and Awards - Rejected
2 boxes, 1 transfer case
Previous ref: 51, 56, 57, 63, 326, 500, 539, 555, 582
1976-1993
ACGB/31/41 Art Publishing Grants and Awards
8 boxes
Previous ref: 43, 47, 48, 49, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 304, 308, 326, 384, 386, 500, 549, 562, 576, 579, 583
1976-1995
ACGB/31/33 Murals and Environmental Projects 1978/79
1 box
Previous ref: 169
1977-1978
ACGB/31/38 Special Applications S-Z
1 file
1977-1979
ACGB/31/108 Support Scheme for Artists, Support Scheme for Photographers Sub-Committee, Art into Landscape
1 file
Previous ref: 184
1977-1981
ACGB/31/35 Special Applications
4 boxes
Previous ref: 79 - 88
1977-1983
ACGB/31/36 Special Applications: Miscellaneous
1 box
Previous ref: 92, 93
1977-1983
ACGB/31/27 Works of Art for Public Places: General
1 box, 1 transfer case
1977-1993
Includes papers relating to the funding of Public Art Posts.
ACGB/31/6 Awards to Artists - Refusals 1978/79-1979/80
5 boxes
Previous ref: 101, 102, 222, 223, 224
1978-1979
ACGB/31/59 Art Critic-in-Residence
1 file
1978-1981
ACGB/31/97 Photography: Education Work 1979/80 [Photographers-in-Schools Scheme]
1 file
1978-1981
ACGB/31/92 Photography Grant Applications 1978/79-1979/80
3 files
Previous ref: 1, 4
1978-1981
ACGB/31/17 Client Estimates 1979/80-1984/85
1 box, 1 transfer case
Previous ref: 186, 234
1978-1983
ACGB/31/11 Works of Art for Public Places: Refused and Abandoned 1978/89-1983/84
1 box
Previous ref: 168
1978-1983
ACGB/31/12 Works of Art in Public Places: Various Projects
3 boxes
Previous ref: 212, 213, 214
1978-1986
ACGB/31/109 Studio Scheme: Miscellaneous Correspondence
1 bundle
1979-1984
ACGB/31/32 Awards to Artists - Application Forms 1980/81
2 boxes
Previous ref: 232, 233
1980
ACGB/31/25 Photography Organisations
3 boxes
1980-1984
ACGB/31/106 Funded Clients A-Z (General) 1985/86
1 bundle
Previous ref: 151
1980-1986
ACGB/31/100 'Seeding' Programme
1 box, 1 transfer case
Previous ref: 22, 33
1980-1986
ACGB/31/79 Incentive Grants
1 file
Previous ref: 184
1981-1983
ACGB/31/40 Application Lists
1 box
Previous ref: 34
1981-1990
ACGB/31/75 Photography and Education Grants: Miscellaneous
4 boxes, 1 transfer case
Previous ref: 185, 186, 187, 347, 349, 354, 357, 364, 366, 368, 369, 370, 371, 421
1981-1991
Includes papers on Photography and Education Advisory Teachers.
ACGB/31/37 Special Applications: Performance Art
1 bundle
1983-1985
ACGB/31/44 Art Publishing Grants and Awards - Photography
5 boxes
Previous ref: 28, 43, 327, 419, 422, 423, 600, 604, 726
1983-1994
ACGB/31/88 Exhibition Subsidy - General
1 transfer case
Previous ref: 78
1984-1987
ACGB/31/28 Exhibition Subsidies 1984/85-1986/87
3 boxes, 1 transfer case
Previous ref: 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 72, 74, 77
1984-1988
ACGB/31/80 Devolution of Projects and Awards
1 bundle
Previous ref: 578
1985-1986
ACGB/31/58 Appraisal Procedures
1 bundle
Previous ref: 329
1985-1987
ACGB/31/77 Performance Art Education Schemes
1 file
1985-1988
ACGB/31/103 Performance Art Show Reports
1 file
1985-1988
ACGB/31/34 Performance Art Promoters Scheme 1985/86-1988/89
1 box, 1 transfer case
1985-1990
ACGB/31/70 Local Advisers
1 bundle
Previous ref: 204
1986-1987
ACGB/32/83 Exhibition Evaluation Reports
1 transfer case
Previous ref: 541
1986-1989
ACGB/31/105 Performance Art Community Placements
1 file
1986-1989
ACGB/31/16 Art Projects 1986/87-1989/90
1 box, 1 transfer case
Previous ref: 193, 199, 306, 317, 319, 394
1986-1990
ACGB/31/29 Exhibition Offers 1987/88-1988/89
1 box, 1 transfer case
Previous ref: 192, 199, 301, 318
1986-1990
ACGB/31/26 Adviser Correspondence
1 transfer case
Previous ref: 212
1986-1991
ACGB/31/52 Development Support Programme
1 file
Previous ref: 429
1987
ACGB/31/69 Feasibility Study Funding
1 bundle
Previous ref: 196
1987-1988
ACGB/31/104 Performance Art Education Placements
1 bundle
1987-1988
ACGB/31/107 Exhibition Reserves 1988/89
1 bundle
Previous ref: 315
1987-1989
ACGB/31/98 Photography Touring Exhibition Franchise
1 bundle
1987-1989
ACGB/31/62 Artists Fellowships
1 bundle
Previous ref: 395, 473
1987-1992
ACGB/31/68 Conferences, Patronage and Promotion, Percent for Art, Pilot Projects and Research Grants
2 transfer cases
Previous ref: 473, 476, 561
1987-1993
ACGB/31/76 International Initiatives Fund 1989/90, 1990/91
1 file
Previous ref: 437
1987-1993
ACGB/31/48 Development Grants for Visual Arts Touring Exhibitions - Rejected and Not Supported
2 boxes
Previous ref: 196, 303, 309, 481, 489, 616
1987-1993
ACGB/31/74 Ineligible Applications 1989/90 (All Grants)
1 bundle
Previous ref: 387
1988-1989
ACGB/31/78 Incentive Funding
1 bundle
Previous ref: 320
1988-1991
ACGB/31/65 Black Visual Arts Exhibition Franchise 1988/89-1991/92
2 transfer cases
Previous ref: 197, 482, 484
1988-1992
ACGB/31/81 Appraisal Reports
1 transfer case
Previous ref: 652
1988-1993
ACGB/31/87 Education Offer Letters
1 bundle
Previous ref: 699
1988-1993
ACGB/31/71 Live Art Commissions
1 transfer case
Previous ref: 441
1988-1993
ACGB/31/47 Development Grants for Visual Arts Touring Exhibitions
3 boxes, 1 transfer case
Previous ref: 311, 382, 490, 617, 624
1988-1994
ACGB/31/101 Live Art Placements 1988/89
1 file
1989
ACGB/31/50 Development Grants for Visual Arts Touring Exhibitions 1989/90: Reports
1 bundle
Previous ref: 383
1989-1990
ACGB/31/53 Guide to Awards and Schemes
1 file
Previous ref: 431
1989-1990
ACGB/31/55 Photography and Education Grants: Guidelines for Applicants
1 bundle
Previous ref: 382
1989-1991
ACGB/31/19 Exhibitions and Events - Not Supported 1990/91-1993/94
2 transfer cases
Previous ref: 483, 495, 626
1989-1993
ACGB/31/73 Building for the Arts Feasibility Studies Scheme
2 files
Previous ref: 433
1989-1994
ACGB/31/20 Exhibitions and Events 1989/90-1993/94
3 boxes, 2 transfer cases
Previous ref: 385, 491, 619, 621, 625, 627
1989-1996
ACGB/31/86 Strategic Inititatives Offer Letters
1 bundle
1990-1992
ACGB/31/90 Photography/Education/Strategic Initiatives and General 1990/91 and 1991/92
1 file
1990-1994
ACGB/31/60 Art for Architecture - Applications
1 bundle
Previous ref: 458
1991-1992
ACGB/31/72 New Collaborations Fund
2 boxes, 1 transfer case
1991-1992
ACGB/31/82 Research and Conferences Awards
1 transfer case
Previous ref: 538
1991-1993
ACGB/31/91 Education and General/Strategic Initiatives 1991/92, 1992/93
1 file
1991-1994
ACGB/31/18 Architecture Grants Scheme 1992/93, 1-372 and Rejects
3 boxes, 1 transfer case
Previous ref: 634, 635, 636, 637, 638, 639, 640
1992
ACGB/31/102 Needs Must Fund Applications
1 bundle
1992-1993
ACGB/31/66 Travel Grants 1992/93-1993/94
1 box
Previous ref: 618, 622
1992-1994
ACGB/31/49 Visual Arts Development Fund
2 boxes
Previous ref: 532, 534, 536, 537, 545, 554
1992-1994
ACGB/31/85 Youth Arts Fund
1 bundle
Previous ref: 704
1992-1994
ACGB/31/61 Galleries Capital Improvement Fund 1992/93
1 box
Previous ref: 620, 623
1992-1995
ACGB/31/54 Unallocated Funds
1 file
Previous ref: 431
1993
ACGB/31/51 Live Art Development Fund 1993/94, 1994/95 - Rejections
1 bundle
1993-1994
ACGB/31/67 Symposia Fund Applications 1994/95
1 transfer case
Previous ref: 557, 564
1993-1994
ACGB/31/84 Pioneer Fund Applications 1994/95 - Not Supported and Ineligible
1 bundle
Previous ref: 560
1994