ACT! offers online courses and training programmes about the practical issues of the art world. Led by authoritative tutors involved in the art world's leading institutions, we have designed training programmes that address our participants' real problems and concerns. We encourage actionable learning and motivate participants to take action in areas that matter to them from the beginning of our courses. We want to empower our global community of visual artists, creative entrepreneurs, gallerists and collectors to make a positive difference in the art world.

You can find us physically in London, but we operate entirely online. Follow us on Instagram @actprogramme



Francesca is the founder of ACT!, where she envisions, develops, and oversees our programmes and initiatives. She is Co-Chair of Tate Patrons, Founding Chair of the Foundation Maeght's International Council, and patron of other international institutions. She is also a Senior Lecturer at Sotheby's Institute and has been involved in online education since 2014. @fbellinij


Our tutors are involved in the art world's leading institutions. They are seasoned art professionals, insiders, book authors, curators, directors, and patrons.

Georgina Adam

Georgina is the editor-at-large of The Art Newspaper and columnist of the Financial Times. She is a book author and a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).

Alessio Antoniolli

Alessio is the Director of Gasworks & Triangle Network in London. He has lectured widely and has been part of many juries, including the UK’s Turner Prize in 2019.

Francesca Bellini-Joseph

Francesca is Co-chair of Tate Patrons, Founding Chair of the Fondation Maeght's IC, and patron of other international institutions. She is also a Senior Lecturer at Sotheby's Institute and the founder of ACT!

Aaron Cezar

Aaron is the Director of Delfina Foundation in London. Among many events, he curated the performance programme of the 58th Venice Biennale. He has been appointed to numerous boards and juries including the Turner Prize.

Flavia Figeri

Flavia curated Tate's 'Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs' and the 'World Goes Pop', among others. She is the National Portrait Gallery's Chanel Curator, a role responsible for enhancing the representation of female artists and sitters in the Gallery’s Collection.

Gabriel Perez-Barreiro

Gabriel served as director of the Cisneros Collection (NYC) for ten years and is currently Senior Advisor. He curated the 33rd Sao Paulo Biennial and the Brazilian pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale.

Leslie Ramos

Leslie is the Head of the International Council of La Fondation Maeght. She was Senior Patron Manager at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. She is a book author and frequently writes about philanthropy for the Art Newspaper and Apollo.

Gilda Williams

Gilda is an art critic, London correspondent for Artforum magazine and Senior Lecturer on the MFA Curating programme at Goldsmiths since 2008. She was Editor for Contemporary Art at Phaidon Press 1994-2005. Gilda is the author of the book How to write about contemporary art.


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