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By becoming a Patron, you will join a sociable circle of like-minded individuals who share our passion for the arts. Our Patrons are able to enjoy informed and inspirational opportunities to engage with art and artists, and are invited to play a key part in shaping the Gallery’s future.

We invite our Patrons to donate from £1,000 annually. All supporters are thanked on a dedicated Patrons Wall in the Gallery, as well as in our seasonal exhibition bulletin and on our website. All Patrons are kept up to date with a regular newsletter giving advance notice of exhibitions, events and first opportunity to buy limited edition artworks and prints.

We can do much more with your support – by joining as a Programme or Commissioning Patron, you can play a significant role in specifically supporting our exhibition programme and artistic vision.

Programme Patrons

Programme Patrons who donate £2,000 each year help the Gallery to develop and progress a far-reaching learning programme – including a vibrant series of talks and lectures, fun and informative workshops for schools, and valuable projects that help vulnerable young people build confidence. Programme Patrons enjoy exclusive access through VIP openings and tours, artist dinners and talks and seminars throughout the year.

Commissioning Patrons

Our Commissioning Patrons give £5,000 each year. Their support is key in helping realise significant new commissions by both established and up and coming artists. In recent years, Commissioning Patrons have made possible the creation of a number of important works, including Martin Creed’s charming musical staircase, an intricate wall drawing by Ingrid Calame, and complex new landscape paintings by Tony Swain.

A special programme of events provides Commissioning Patrons with unique insight and access to private collections and artists’ studios as well as exclusive VIP access to must-see shows in the UK and tailor made trips to key international events.

We are thankful to all of our supporters and always welcome their enthusiasm and ideas. If you would like to find out about more ways that you can get involved, we would be delighted to hear from you.

To become a Patron, simply fill in the form here

For a full list of all current Patrons, please click here.

Talk To Us
To discuss becoming a Patron or how you can become more involved,  please don’t hesitate to contact the Development Team P 0131 226 8192 E

You can also download the Patrons Leaflet which contains all of the information above here