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The activities de Fundación ARCO organises throughout the year are:
On the first day of the Fair, around 1000 people will attend the inaugural breakfast; national and foreign collectors, curators, museum and institution directors, other contemporary art professionals and potential buyers, are all invited to this exclusive breakfast at ARCOmadrid just hours before the official opening.

“A” Awards for Collecting
The ARCO Foundation grants the “A” Awards for Collecting at ARCOmadrid. These awards distinguish the work of both national and international collectors.

First Collectors

Independent and professional advisory service on the purchase of art during ARCOmadrid, including a personalised visits plan in line with the needs of those taking their first steps in collecting.

With the collaboration of Fundación Banco Santander

ARCOmadrid Forum
A space for debate revolving around current creative affairs and the art market, constituting a meeting point for the international art community. An extensive programme of activities that includes a Forum on Collecting and talks with artists.

With the collaboration of Fundación Banco Santander

ARCO Foundation Space
An area for rest and encounters, reserved for the Friends of ARCO and ARCO Foundation.

Friend of ARCO

Hazte Amigo ARCO