The Contemporary Art Society’s CHOOSE ART campaign in partnership with Frieze and fashion designer and activist Katharine Hamnett raised over £200,000 and we still have a few tee-shirts left; please click here to find out more if you would like one! 

To discuss your purchase, please contact Clemmie Langley, Assistant Manager, Development, on +44 (0)20 7017 8407 or email

Limited supply in the four colour ways you can see here. Add the tag line.   

The 2021 crowdfunding campaign launched on 15 March in collaboration with Katharine Hamnett London, who designed an exclusive range of her iconic T-shirts to say thank you for donations of more than £60.

We believe in the power of art and artists to open our minds to new ideas, connect us with each other and reflect the spirit of the time in which we live and so to support the artists of today when planning for tomorrow.

The Contemporary Art Society has always been one of the most important investors at grassroots level, directing funds to where they are most needed.

“Over the last twelve months, our sector has gone to extraordinary lengths to connect with the communities we serve. Through door-step projects, living room museums to creative postal making programmes we’ve pivoted, transitioned and hybridised. Our collections have been key providing inspiration, solace and reflection. Remarkably, with CAS’s rapid response collecting programme, this period, for MIMA and other institutions across the UK, has been a time of creative growth. We will not forget what we have learned during this period, and are enormously grateful that, while we have faced the greatest challenge of our careers, the CAS stood by us!” Laura Sillars, Director, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Our CHOOSE ART campaign last year came at a time when the arts face unprecedented challenges, and our investment is therefore more vital than ever.

Working in collaboration with Katharine Hamnett London and Frieze London the CHOOSE ART campaign raised funds to buy art that will be donated to local museums and galleries across the country, to welcome back their communities when they reopen to the public.

To discuss your purchase, please contact Clemmie Langley, Assistant Manager, Development, on +44 (0)20 7017 8407 or email


CHOOSE ART Founder Supporters

Nicola Blake
Michael Bradley
Marco Compagnoni
Liesl Fichardt
Emma Goltz
Soo and Jonathan Hitchin
Béatrice and James Lupton
The Mbili Charitable Trust
Midge and Simon Palley
Katrina and Stephen Reitman
Bianca and Stuart Roden
Susan Rosenberg and John Lazar
Dasha Shenkman
Paul Smith
Cathy Wills
Edwin and Dina Wulfsohn
Anna Yang

List in formation as of 10 March 2021


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