Bahamian Art Lending Program
The D'Aguilar Art Foundation's Bahamian Art Lending Program, launched in 2009, intends to engage the local
business community in promoting Bahamian art while allowing them the opportunity to enliven their work spaces.
ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS
- Increase exposure of Bahamian art to heighten public appreciation for the many
and varied forms of artistic expression produced by our artists.
- Promote the artists whose works are on display and encourage interested persons
to see more of the artist's works, with a view to promote private or corporate
purchases of original Bahamian artwork.
- Raise funds for the D'Aguilar Art Foundation Global Discovery Program,
as well as cover the costs of insuring the works on loan.
Program participants must be reputable, ethical and community-minded
businesses with significant numbers of visitors, so that art works can
widespread exposure. It is not intended that any artworks be displayed
in private offices or back office areas. Rather, artworks should be
in reception areas, board rooms, meeting rooms, etc.
Office premises must be situated in a clean and secure building in a
reputable business district. Rooms where art is to be displayed must be
clean, climate controlled, properly lit, and secure.
Art works must be hung so that they are protected from potential
damage by office equipment and internal traffic. Art work may not be
hung where it
will receive direct sun exposure during any portion of the day.
Businesses must play an active role in promoting the art works and
the artists. Every participating business must label all paintings with
of the artist, the name and date of work, and "On loan from the
D'Aguilar Art Foundation, see receptionist for further details". Each
display (on reception desk or similarly visible area) brochures
describing the Bahamian Art Lending Program, which brochures will also
contact information for each artist with works on display.
Finacial obligations of the participant
Participants must contribute 100% of the annual insurance premiums, paid
annually in advance to J.S. Johnson, for the borrowed art works.
will be informed of renewal rates at the end of every year.
Participants should make an annual donation of another 50% of the value
of the insurance
premiums, to the D'Aguilar Art Foundation Global Discovery Program
, as described below. Art work labels and Program brochures will be provided
at no cost to the participant.
SELECTION OF THE ARTWORK
Based on a tour of the participants' office premises, the
administrators of the Bahamian Art Lending Program will suggest art
works that are suitable
in subject matter, size and format. Participants are asked to review
suggested works and discuss options with the administrator so that a
of art works can be agreed upon.
The Global Discovery Program operates under a rolling deadline and will
accept applications throughout the year. As the program accepts only
participants per year, it is advised to submit an application as early
as possible. Applicants who apply after the three positions have been
will be considered as candidates for the following year.LIMITATIONS
BECOME A PARTICIPANTFor further information and or to become a participant in the Bahamian
Art Lending Program, please contact Saskia D'Aguilar by telephone at
or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The minimum borrowing period is twelve (12) months.
- A substantial portion of art works loaned to participants will be rotated or changed
after two years (24 months) of being displayed in a single location within the
- Proposed display areas at participant's offices will be reviewed and approved
by an administrator of the Bahamian Art Lending Program.
- All works will be moved, transported, and hung only under the supervision of an
administrator of the Bahamian Art Lending Program.
- The administrators of the Bahamian Art Lending Program will have reasonable
access to borrowed art works, and may occasionally need to make substitutions in
the artworks on loan.
- The administrators of the Bahamian Art Lending Program may, at their sole discretion,
discontinue this program with any participant upon two (2) weeks notice. Pro-rata
contributions to insurance and the annual donation will be refunded to the participant.