The Impact of your Support
Through your support, we have been able to donate over 10,500 works of fine art and craft to public collections. As a result, 90% of Museum Members responded to our annual survey saying it was their foremost priority to make their collection more representative of a diverse audience.
I support the Contemporary Art Society because this is an arts organisation for the whole of the UK. It is not just centred on one city.
Supporting Emerging and Established Artists
Great Works aims to address the absence in regional museums and galleries across the UK of works by British artists who have established international reputations over the last 20 years.
Donated to Wolverhampton Art Gallery. © Steve McQueen. Courtesy the artist, Thomas Dane Gallery and Marian Goodman Gallery
I feel immensely supported and encouraged knowing the work has found the best possible home, local to where I live, in a gallery whose collection has shaped my thinking and encourage my making.
Supporting Representation across Intersections of Identity
Partnership with the National Gallery Artist in Residence Programme
The programme comprises a partnership with the Contemporary Art Society and the designation of the National Gallery Artist in Residence, a twelve-month appointment in collaboration with a non-London museum member.
I love that the Contemporary Art Society is on the cutting edge of what the best artists of our time are making in this moment.
Joining the Contemporary Art Society as a Patron enables significant works of contemporary art to enter public collections across the country where they are enjoyed by millions.
Close to the leadership of the Contemporary Art Society, our Patrons enjoy informed and inspirational involvement with contemporary art and collecting. They receive a range of bespoke benefits including exclusive access to contemporary artists, curators and collections in the UK and internationally.