Select Scheme

The Arts Council Collection : Select Scheme

Select is a programme that invites galleries and museums to choose exhibitions and displays from the Arts Council Collection to complement existing programmes or collections. The curatorial and technical teams in the Collection are able to offer advice and support throughout the selection and display process.


A small fee is charged, depending on the level of assistance required.


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Exhibition Loans

From 2016 to 2017 we lent 1,349 artworks from the Collection to exhibitions in the UK and internationally which were seen by nearly 2 million visitors.
Select Information

Download more information on the Select Exhibition process.
Select Exhibition Proposal Form

Download the Select proposal form here.



The Arts Council Collection is the UK's most widely seen collection of modern and contemporary art.

With more than 8,000 works by over 2,000 artists, it can be seen in exhibitions and public displays across the country and beyond. This website offers unprecedented access to the Collection, and information about each work can be found on this site.