Freelands Foundation

About

Freelands Foundation was set up in 2015 by Elisabeth Murdoch. The Foundation’s mission is to support artists and cultural institutions, to broaden audiences for the visual arts and to enable all young people to engage actively with the creation and enjoyment of art.

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A Dog in the Playground
March 2016

A Dog in the Playground
A Dog in the Playground
March 2016

About

We promote creative ambition and support artists to fulfil their aspirations, to produce and exhibit exceptional work and to interact with audiences across the UK.

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Art is...
April 2016

Art is...
Art is...
April 2016

About

We research and articulate the value that art and culture bring to society.

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In No Particular Order
A Salon
December 2015

In No Particular Order
In No Particular Order
A Salon
December 2015

About

We encourage young people to engage in the creation and enjoyment of art, particularly through support to teachers and teacher training and the exploration of transformative approaches to art education.

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On Space
A Salon
June 2016

On Space
On Space
A Salon
June 2016

Award Winner
2016

The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh




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The Fruitmarket Gallery,
Exterior View

The Fruitmarket Gallery
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
Exterior View

Award Winner
2016

The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh




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The Fruitmarket Gallery,
Exterior View

Award

The annual Freelands Award will enable a regional arts organisation to present an exhibition, including significant new work, by a mid-career female artist. The aim is to support an artist who has not yet achieved the acclaim and public recognition that her work deserves.

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Deep in the Heart of Your Brain
Jacqueline Donachie,2016
Courtesy the artist and Patricia Fleming Projects

Deep on the Heart of Your Brain
Deep in the Heart of Your Brain
Jacqueline Donachie, 2016
Courtesy the artist and Patricia Fleming Projects

Award

The annual Freelands Award will enable a regional arts organisation to present an exhibition, including significant new work, by a mid-career female artist. The aim is to support an artist who has not yet achieved the acclaim and public recognition that her work deserves.

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Deep in the Heart of Your Brain
Jacqueline Donachie, 2016
Courtesy the artist and Patricia Fleming Projects

Award

The Award was launched in response to a report, commissioned by the Foundation in 2015, which found that although female art and design students outnumber men, women are not adequately represented at, and beyond, a mid-career point.

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IOE/UCL
2015

IOE/UCL 2015
IOE/UCL
2015

Award

The Award was launched in response to a report, commissioned by the Foundation in 2015, which found that although female art and design students outnumber men, women are not adequately represented at, and beyond, a mid-career point.

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IOE/UCL
2015

Award
Described by Elisabeth Murdoch

“The Freelands Award has been conceived as a means of supporting regional arts organisations, as well as audiences and mid-career female artists.


This reflects the wider approach of the Foundation to fund partnerships between artists, galleries, curators and education programmes.


This will encourage these institutions and individuals to work together on an ongoing basis, creating ecosystems that live on in art communities way beyond any initial activity.”

Award

The total value of the Freelands Award is £100,000.

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Melbourne Slow Down
Jacqueline Donachie, 2013
Courtesy the artist and Patricia Fleming Projects

Melbourne Slow Down
Melbourne Slow Down
Jacqueline Donachie, 2013
Courtesy the artist and Patricia Fleming Projects

Award

The total value of the Freelands Award is £100,000.

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Melbourne Slow Down
Jacqueline Donachie, 2013
Courtesy the artist and Patricia Fleming Projects

Award
Selection Panel

  • Elisabeth Murdoch

    Chair

  • Phyllida Barlow

    Artist

  • Martin Clark

    Director, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway

  • Teresa Gleadowe

    Curator

  • Jenni Lomax

    Director, Camden Arts Centre, London

Award
Shortlist 2015

Each of the shortlisted regional arts organisations selected a mid-career female artist and submitted a proposal to the Foundation.

Team

Elisabeth Murdoch
Founder and Chairman of Board of Trustees


Elisabeth is the founder and former Chair of Shine Group, steering it to become a leading independent television production and film company internationally, over her 14 year tenure.


She was appointed a Tate Trustee by the Prime Minister in 2008, and was chairman of the Tate Modern Advisory Council from 2009 – 2016.

 

Melanie Cassoff
Managing Director


Melanie joined Elisabeth Murdoch in November 2014, to help her establish and run her new charitable foundation. She holds degrees from INSEAD, the London School of Economics and McGill University.


Prior to joining Freelands Foundation, Melanie was a banker holding senior positions at both Deutsche Bank and UBS, and began her career as a management consultant.

 

Henry Ward
Head of Education


Henry joined Freelands Foundation in April 2015. He is an artist, writer and educationalist and was previously Head of Education at Southbank Centre, before which he was Deputy Head Teacher at Welling School, a Specialist Visual Arts School in south-east London.


He founded the alTURNERtive Prize in 2002 and the journal “æ”, focusing on issues in art and education, in 2011.

Contact

Freelands Foundation
34 Park Street
London
W1K 2JD


020 3696 9970
hello@freelandsfoundation.co.uk




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The Freelands Foundation Limited is a company registered in England and Wales (registered company number 09497277), and a registered charity (registered charity number 1162648). Its registered office is at 34 Park Street, London, W1K 2JD. The Foundation is also a US 501(c)(3) organisation and the IRS’s determination of its 501(c)(3) status is pending. All images are generated through Freelands Foundation work unless otherwise specified.
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