Victoria and Albert Museum
|Series title:||Finance Department: International Initiatives Fund Files, 1987-1994|
The International Initiatives Fund was set up in 1988 with a sum of £250,000. The primary purpose of the fund was to offer financial support to one-off international arts events in Britain judged to be of exceptional artistic significance. The first event to receive such an award was Peter Brook's production of 'The Mahabharata' in Glasgow.
Applications to the fund were the subject of consultation with Visiting Arts, the Scottish and Welsh Arts Councils and the Regional Arts Associations. Initially administered by the Secretariat, responsibility for the fund was transferred to the Combined Arts Unit in 1991.
The files contain applications, supporting documentation and correspondence including, in the case of successful applications, offer letters, and in the case of rejected applications, reasons for rejection and rejection letters.
The files have been divided into successful and rejected applications and arranged chronologically.
No detailed list of the series is yet available.
Restrictions on access
Access to unpublished material less than 30 years old is subject to the written permission of the Arts Council of England. Apply in the first instance to the Archive of Art and Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum.