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Become a Patron

Become a Patron

Ofelia Rodriguez, 'Talking in Dreams' (2023). Installation view at Spike Island. Photograph by Dan Weill

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Spike Island inspires a passion for contemporary art

Bringing world-class exhibitions and events to Bristol, Spike Island’s bold and critically acclaimed programme has a reputation for supporting emerging artistic talent to thrive.

From curator-led tours and special previews of exhibitions, to tailored behind the scenes studio visits, our Patrons get closer to Spike Island’s work in an unparalleled way.

As a Spike Island Patron, you’ll join a passionate and dynamic group of supporters whose commitment to the visual arts provides vital support to the gallery’s programme, the artists we work with, and our unique creative community.

Starting from £25 a month, join today as an Artist Champion, Artist Patron or Director’s Circle member.

Artist Champion benefits:

  • Invitation to an exclusive event during our annual Open Studio weekend, with a chance to meet our Director and Curator, and receive a private tour of our Artist Studios.
  • Invitation to the annual Spike Island Director’s Reception, including an exclusive first look at our upcoming artistic programme.
  • Be recognised and acknowledged on our website and on the ‘thank you’ wall at the gallery entrance
  • Enjoy a 10% discount on limited edition prints and shop merchandise
  • First to hear and priority booking for all Spike Island events

All Artist Champion benefits, plus:

  • Opportunities to get closer to our artists and receive invitations to Exhibition Preview Dinners
  • Curator-led tours for all Spike Island exhibitions for you and your guest
  • Complimentary copies of all Spike Island new publications
  • First access to, and a 15% discount on, all new limited-edition prints

All Artist Champion and Artist Patron benefits, plus:

  • Regular dialogue with Director to gain exclusive insights into Spike Island artistic programme
  • Invitations to behind the scenes lunches/breakfasts with exhibiting artists as they install their exhibitions in the gallery
  • VIP Ticket to Frieze Art Fair, London, including a guided visit with Spike Island’s Director
  • First access to, and 20% discount on, all new limited-edition prints