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Supported by Rother District Council

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We are hoping to increase the level of sponsorship for aspects of the Gallery programme.  We are currently discussing a scheme of commercial, institutional and private sponsorship where the benefits will be of advantage to both Sponsor and Gallery.

Do please revisit this page in the future to find out about the scheme or contact us at the Gallery where your interest and ideas for partnership will be warmly welcomed.



All financial donations to the Rye Art Gallery Trust are most welcome and will enable us to better fulfill the aims of the Trust.  (You can find out more about the Gallery on the 'About Us' page.)

Our complex historic building in particular needs a great deal of regular upkeep, repair and maintenance.  Some of the items in our Collection require expert conservation - this might be restoration, repair, mounting, framing or glazing, all to Museum standard.

We have Donation boxes in the Gallery but we also welcome gifts via bank transfer and cheque.  If you are able to gift-aid your donation, it adds around 25% to the amount and is much appreciated.



For all sorts of reasons, both cultural and financial, you might like to make a bequest to Rye Art Gallery Trust, which is a Charity.  This might be in the form of a financial legacy or, for example, a work of art for the Collection.



If you are considering the donation or bequest of a work of art, this would need to comply with our Collection Development Policy which focuses on 19th-21st century British Art.  The piece could be given in memory of yourself and/or a loved one.  Where an art work is bequeathed, we would acknowledge you by name(s) in the Collection Catalogue, here on the Website Catalogue and on the label of the work when exhibited.


MORE INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED HERE to enable you to donate easily, otherwise please contact the Chair of Rye Art Gallery Trust at the Gallery address.



'The Friends of Rye Art Gallery' is a separate charity.  

At their AGM in March 2016, it was not found possible to elect a sufficient number of Committee members to be constitutionally quorate and so the retiring committee acted in a 'caretaker' role until December 2016.

We are awaiting the outcome of any future decisions.