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Become a Patron

Support craft all year round

Join the Crafts Council Patrons and help us support everyone engaging with craft, from schools to national museums, first-time makers to experienced craftsmen.

We are the leading voice for craft in the UK and the Crafts Council Patrons are integral to helping us achieve our vision to advance new making, promote craft to new audiences, and inspire new makers. The invaluable support of our Patrons, at all levels, helps the Crafts Council to forge stronger bonds with makers and the wider craft community, uncovering skills and showcasing talent.

Become a Patron today and choose from four levels of benefits:

Bronze £1,000 (Benefits Value: £475; Suggested Donation: £525)

  • Invitations to an annual calendar of Private Views and events
  • Entry for two to the Collect Exclusive View
  • VIP early access tour of Collect
  • Exclusive access to the Collect VIP programme
  • Annual subscription to Crafts Magazine
  • Regular Patrons e-newsletters
  • Acknowledgement of your support on our website and in our annual Impact Report

Silver £1,500 (Benefits Value: £580 Suggested Donation: £920)

All Bronze benefits plus:

  • Invite guests to our annual calendar of Private Views and events
  • Priority booking for the Collect VIP programme
  • Complimentary access for one (for you or as a gift) to two Talent Development Workshops per year

Gold £2,500 (Benefits Value: £820 Suggested Donation: £1,680)

All Bronze and Silver benefits plus:

  • Entry for four to the Collect Exclusive View
  • Opportunity to host a private event at Collect
  • Invitation to dinner with Crafts Council Chair of Trustees

Ruby Circle  £5,000+ (Benefits Value: £945 Suggested Donation: £4,055)

Our Ruby Circle membership is a special group of people who would like to help to build, conserve and showcase the Crafts Council Collection - the UK’s most breath-taking collection of contemporary craft.

All Gold Patron benefits plus:

  • Private tour of the Crafts Council collection by our Head of Colllections 
  • Associate your name with an object of your choice in the Collection

Ruby Circle support has recently helped us acquire:

In its Familiarity, Golden - Essex House Tapestries: the Life of Julie Cope, Grayson Perry, 2015;  The Discombobulated Brexiteer, John Grayson, 2016;  Reliquary for a Common Man, 2012, Julian Stair.

A minimum payment of the Benefits Value secures Patron benefits at the chosen level, you may purchase these benefits separately without making any further donation.

The remaining balance of your Patron membership is a suggested donation and is eligible for support through the Gift Aid Scheme. Please contact the development team to enquire about purchasing the benefits separately.