Become a Patron

RWA Director Alison Bevan shows patrons around the RWA art galleries

By becoming a Patron you will be able to share your passion for art through a close relationship with the RWA and its Academicians.
The support of Patrons is vital in enabling us to fulfill our role as a regional centre for excellence in the visual arts and continue to showcase exceptional talent and bring the best of British and international art to Bristol. 

Bronze Patrons

£300 a year  (joint Bronze Patron - £450 a year)

Free unlimited entry to all exhibitions; invitations to exhibition previews and to occasional exclusive Patrons' events; priority booking for artists’ talks, lectures and events; invitation to the annual Patrons Lunch (additional cost may apply) – a chance to meet the President, Chair and Director in an informal and convivial environment.

Silver Patrons

£1,000 a year.  Silver includes all the benefits for Bronze plus:

Free admission and preview invitations for you and up to two guests; invitation to an exclusive viewing of each exhibition in advance of general opening; out-of-hours and/or behind-the-scenes access by arrangement; opportunities for exclusive visits including to Academicians’ studios

Gold Patrons

From £2,500 a year.  Gold includes all the benefits for Silver plus:

A personal tour of each major exhibition led by the Director and/or exhibition curator for Patron and up to three guests; special booking rates for private functions in the galleries; acknowledgement in any accompanying exhibition publications (complimentary copy provided); access to expert curatorial advice on preventive conservation measures for artworks you own.

All levels of membership comprise an element of benefits representing the cost to the RWA, along with a donation to the charity.  The benefits can be purchased separately at this price.  Any amounts given over and above this level are given freely as a donation and are eligible for Gift Aid.

If you would like a private discussion about becoming a Patron or Benefactor, please contact Alison Bevan, Director on 0117 906 7603 or Kate Foster, Head of Development on 0117 973 0938.

We are grateful to our current Patrons for their generous support:

Linda & Russ Carr Hon RWA
Sarah & Tony Kenny
Peter Stoppard 

Michael & Anne Beesley
Keith & Gill Bonham
Consumer Intelligence Ltd
Jill & Colin Dunmore
Lisa & Pes Freeland
Professor Paul Gough RWA MA(RCA) PHD FRSA and Kathleen Gough
Joan Hawkins 
Timothy & Judith Lockwood Jones
Effie & Michael Romain
Geoff & Jenny Sharman
Nicole Sherwood
Sir James & Lady Tidmarsh
Charlotte Waelde

Nick & Tara Arkle
Yvonne Ashton
Derek Balmer PPRWA
John Bedford
Vivien & Norman Biddle Hon RWA
Nancy Chambers
Michael Clarke
Jerry & Annette Cowhig
Maria Crayton
Kathy Curling
Edward & Maire Cussen
Ann & Bryan Fawcett
Sian Flynn
John & Heather Frenkel
Roger Gallannaugh
Tony Gordon
Martin Griffiths
Ajith Jayawickrema, Francesca Laycock
Cameron & Ros Kennedy
Ian Learner 
Bina Shah & Steve Loughran
Charles & Caroline Lucas
Matthew Maneely
Harry & Laura Marshall
Bridget McCrum RWA
Chris & Cate Mitchell
Terence Mordaunt
Carole & Andrew Nicholls
Andrew & Anne Nisbet
Sir David & Lady Ord
Mary & John Prior
Simon Quadrat PPRWA
Dee Smart, Hon RWA
Professor Derek Smith
Gill & Guy Stobart
Georgia Tivadar
John & Kimberly Vasey
Peter and Helen Wilde
Joanna & Charles Wyld
Andrew & Rosemarie Yates

Cost of benefits:

Bronze Single (£50, donation £250)
Bronze Joint (£85, donation £365)
Silver (£150, donation £850)
Gold (£300, donation £2,200)



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