On the first day of the fair, around 1,000 people attend the opening. National and foreign collectors, curators, directors of museums and institutions, other contemporary art professionals and potential buyers, are invited to this exclusive moment at ARCOmadrid and ARCOlisboa, hours before the official opening of the Fair.
“A” Awards for Collecting
Fundación ARCO presents the “A” Awards for Collecting at ARCOmadrid. This initiative, which aims to reward and stimulate collecting, recognises the work of national and international collectors since its creation in 1997.
During ARCOmadrid, the professional and independent advisory service in the purchase of First Collector art includes a visit plan and personalised advice according to the needs of those who are taking their first steps in collecting.
With the collaboration of the Banco Santander Foundation
The ARCOmadrid Forum is a space for discussion of news on artistic creation and the art market that constitutes the meeting point of the international artistic community. An extensive programme of activities that includes a Forum on Collecting and talks with artists, where top professionals can exchange ideas and projects and interact with the participating galleries.
Espacio Fundación ARCO
ARCOmadrid makes available to the Amigos ARCO a rest and meeting area at the Fair promoted by Fundación ARCO, which hosts a thematic project with the collaboration of different studios in each edition. In addition, during the fair, it hosts different presentations of the new cultural projects of interest to Fundación ARCO’s public.