TRACKS is a network of organisations that combine their expertise to provide information and services to help artists and arts organisations look after their archives and collections. The network consists of heritage organisations that provide services and manage collections, assisted by support centres for the arts and cultural heritage sector and the Department of Culture. Professionals, amateurs, and subsidised and non-subsidised individuals and organisations can come to the TRACKS website and network for information and advice.
TRACKS originated from the ‘Heritage care in the arts sector’ project (July 2013 – June 2014), with the aim of encouraging the arts sector to look after its archives and collections. The online toolbox that was launched as part this project has since been developed further with partner organisations and deployed as part of their own services. This ensures the various partners can provide expertise effectively and efficiently across different domains in order to safeguard a sustainable future for arts heritage.