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About BAN

BAN is a Subject Specialist Network and is supported financially by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Tate, with additional public funding provided by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. BAN’s programme is overseen and developed by a team based at Tate and the Paul Mellon Centre, and guided by a Steering Group whose membership reflects a range of relevant experience and backgrounds.

Membership of BAN is open to everyone with an active engagement with curating, researching and interpreting British art. To apply for membership, see here.

BAN provides bursaries to support workshops, seminars and other activities focused on curatorial issues and themes. Bursary-supported activity ranges across historical periods, media and methodologies and reflects a broad understanding of ‘British art’. As well as events, BAN supports an Emerging Curators Group annually, and a Curatorial Forum. Bursaries are allocated through a competitive assessment process: for more details about upcoming opportunities please see here.

If you would like to get in touch please email [email protected].

a group of people in animated conversation, seen from the back and side along one side of a table with coffee and juice before them
© Photo by Mara Lavitt October 18, 2022 New Haven, CT YCBA-BAN Curatorial Forum breakfasts at Heirloom restaurant, visits the YCBA, and the Yale Art Gallery.