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 acts 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 scheme will purchase and donate a significant work by a living female artist to a UK museum each year. The successful applicant will be announced in January 2017, having made a strong case for addressing the representation of female artists within their existing collections.
The purchased work will be showcased in a display at Camden Arts Centre before being presented at the recipient museum.
For more information on how to apply for Valeria Napoleone XX Contemporary Art Society in 2017 please contact Christine Takengny, Curator, Museum Acquisitions, Contemporary Art Society at firstname.lastname@example.org