Individuals

We invite you to join our family of Benefactors and play a vital role in supporting Studio Voltaire’s key activities, from the commissioning of new works to the development of our innovative education programme and the provision of and affordable studios for artists in our on–site complex.

Studio Voltaire is a registered charity and part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio. Many of our exhibitions are an artists’ first solo presentation in London. Exhibiting artists have included Phyllida Barlow, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Nicole Eisenman, Jo Spence, Judith Bernstein, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Elizabeth Price, Henrik Olesen, Charlotte Prodger, Sanya Kantarovsky, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.

Our unique way of working allows us to develop long-term relationships with artists, often working together on multiple occasions.

Programme Patrons, Patrons, Supporters & Friends invest in the production of new work at Studio Voltaire that might not always be possible in commercial galleries or larger institutions, giving artists the opportunity to expand their practice, often working in residency in the gallery. Your donation directly contributes to the sustainability and future development of one of the leading independent arts organisations in London.

We develop a close and reciprocal relationship with all of our Benefactor’s, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a tailored package of benefits whilst enabling Studio Voltaire to flourish and increase the amount of support and opportunities we offer to artists.

We kindly invite you to join this incredible network, giving you access to an exclusive programme of events both at the gallery and offsite. To mark how highly we value your support, we offer you the following range of benefits:

Programme Patron

From £2,500 per annum or £210 per month

Join our intimate group of key advocates of Studio Voltaire and have the opportunity to participate in a deeper engagement with the commissioning process, including bespoke events, privileged access to studio visits with artists and regular dialogue with the Director, Trustees and Development Committee.

You will be invited to a special private dinner to celebrate the artist and the new commission you chose to support. You will be acknowledged on all invitations, as well as on our website and at the entrance to the exhibition as Programme Patron and major supporter of the exhibition, as well as enjoying all the benefits of a Patron.


Patron

From £1000 per annum or £85 per month

We invite you to become a Patron which will not only give you the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of a Supporter, but also enables you to become very much part of the life of our organisation, with special invitations to exclusive dinners hosted by Studio Voltaire and our partners and friends.

– Invitations to privately hosted off-site events including private exhibition tours, studio visits and artist talks throughout the year
– An invitation to our very special Annual Studio Voltaire Benefactors dinner attended by collectors, gallerists, curators, artists, key cultural figures and our partners and close friends
– Acknowledgement on our ‘Thank You’ board at the entrance to the gallery, as well as all publications and our website
– 10% discount on House of Voltaire editions and products
– Advanced access to House of Voltaire presentations as well as artist editions and product launches throughout the year
– Advanced invitations to on-site performances and events


Supporter

From £500 per annum or £45 per month

We invite you to become a Supporter enjoying all the benefits of a Friend plus an exclusive package of content-led and behind-the-scenes special benefits:

– An invitation to our very special Annual Studio Voltaire Benefactors dinner attended by collectors, gallerists, curators, artists, key press and our partners and close friends
– Acknowledgement on our ‘Thank You’ board at the entrance to the gallery, as well as all publications and our website
– 10% discount on House of Voltaire editions and products
– Advanced access to House of Voltaire presentations as well as artist editions and product launches throughout the year
– Advanced invitations to on-site performances and events


Gallery Circle

From £500 per annum or £45 per month

Studio Voltaire has a unique affiliation with a wide network of galleries and key individuals. Joining the Gallery Circle extends this relationship and acknowledges your vital contribution to Studio Voltaire in enabling artists to make ambitious projects and providing them with an important public platform.  You will enjoy the same benefits as our Supporters.


Friend

From £50 per annum or £5 per month

We invite you to become a Friend and enjoy the following benefits:

– Special invitations to on-site performances and events
– Acknowledgement on our website
– Invitations to join exhibiting artists at special previews of all exhibitions
– Advance offers of exclusive Studio Voltaire editions


Donations

As a registered charity we welcome all donations, however large or small. You can even make a donation on behalf of a loved one.


Tax Effective Giving

Your donation, no matter how large or small, can qualify for tax relief under Gift Aid as long as the donor is a UK tax payer. For example, if you give Studio Voltaire a donation of £500, we can reclaim an extra £125 from the Inland Revenue, which makes a huge difference to our charity’s income.

If you are a higher rate tax payer you can also benefit. For example: if you become a Programme Patron and make a donation of £2,500, as a higher rate UK tax payer you could be entitled to claim up to £625 from the Inland Revenue. This means that your donation of £2,500 to Studio Voltaire would cost you only £1,875.


Our American Benefactors

In order for your contribution to be tax effective in the US, may we suggest your donation is made payable to CAF America, which is registered in the US as a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organisation. CAF America will charge a 5% administrative fee for handling this donation and forwarding it to Studio Voltaire.


More information

To find out more about joining the scheme, please contact Niamh Conneely, Communications and Development Manager at niamh@studiovoltaire.org.