Silver Patrons

Studio visit with Liliane Lijn, 2019
Studio visit with Liliane Lijn, 2019

Through their shared commitment of our philanthropic mission, CAS Silver Patrons are the backbone of the organisation.

CAS Silver Patrons enable the purchase of contemporary art for public collections across the UK, the effect of which is felt by hundreds of thousands of museum visitors every year. As thanks for their generosity, Patrons enjoy unparalleled access to studios and collections and a unique insight into current contemporary art trends.


To join the CAS Silver Patrons or to find out more, please contact Ally Bennett, Senior Manager, Patrons & Development:

020 7017 8413




CAS Silver Patrons have access to a programme of exclusive contemporary art events and opportunities, including:

  • VIP pass and access to our two-day bespoke Patrons’ programme around Frieze, including Director-led tours and visits to private collections and galleries
  • Exclusive artist studio visits (recent visits include Vicken Parsons, Liliane Lijn, Christina Mackie, Michael Armitage, Emma Hart and Athena Papadopoulos)
  • Invitations to artist-led exhibition walk-throughs & talks
  • Invitations to private collection visits (recent visits include the collection of Vanessa Branson)
  • Invitations to regional visits (recent visits include a trip to David Shrigley‘s Brighton studio, a tour of Houghton Hall with artist Richard Long, and two days exploring Yorkshire Sculpture International)
  • Invitation to our Annual Acquisitions Dinner in the summer
  • Invitations to join tailor-made luxury trips abroad to explore contemporary art internationally (recent trips have included Rome & Naples, the Venice Biennale and Beijing & Shanghai)
  • VIP passes for international art fairs including 1-54, ARCO, Art Basel, Art Dubai, FIAC, Frieze, and Photo London
  • Weekly selection of current art shows and Patrons e-bulletins with all our latest news and developments in the field
  • Invitations to fundraising events including the Artist’s Table
  • Acknowledgement on our website and benefactor wall
  • Access to our library at 59 Central Street



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