Great Works is a major new scheme that aims to address the absence in regional museums and galleries across the UK of works by British artists who have established international reputations over the last 20 years.
Thanks to the generosity of the Sfumato Foundation, the Great Works purchases one major work a year by a leading British artist for a regional museum or gallery. The 70 museums across the UK that make up the CAS’s Museum Membership are eligible to apply for the award, the majority of which are outside London.
In 2016 the first recipient of the Great Works scheme was the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle. Internationally acclaimed artist Glenn Brown produced a major new work, specifically for the museum, entitled ‘In the end we all succumb to the pull of the molten core’ (2016). You can read more about the work here.
Contemporary Art Society Museum Members considering applying to the scheme are strongly advised to arrange to speak personally with a member of the curatorial staff at the CAS before submitting an expression of interest. More detailed application guidelines will be available at this point.