Valeria Napoleone XX Contemporary Art Society

Valeria Napoleone. Photo: Michael Leckie
Valeria Napoleone. Photo: Michael Leckie

Valeria Napoleone XX Contemporary Art Society (VN XX CAS) is a joint initiative of philanthropist Valeria Napoleone and the Contemporary Art Society, in partnership with Camden Arts Centre. The purpose of the initiative is to support the acquisition of significant works by female artists for Contemporary Art Society museum members across the UK.

VN XX CAS will act as a focal point for debate on gender inequality in the arts. It intends to provoke an examination of collecting practice and the wider effect beyond the acquisition of the awarded work.

The initiative is open to all Contemporary Art Society Museum Members and the deadline for applications is 20 May 2016, 17.00. The successful applicant will have made a strong case for addressing the representation of female artists within their existing collections.

The successful museum will be informed in mid-June and will undertake a period of research supported by the Contemporary Art Society and Valeria Napoleone that will lead to the acquisition of a work in the autumn 2016. The purchased work will then be showcased in a display at Camden Arts Centre in January 2017 before being presented at the recipient museum.

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For more information on how to apply for Valeria Napoleone XX Contemporary Art Society please contact Christine Takengny, Curator, Museum Acquisitions, Contemporary Art Society at