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 20% 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.
WORKS OF ART
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.
Donations and Bequests
Please contact the Chair of Rye Art Gallery Trust at the Gallery address.
THE FRIENDS OF RYE ART GALLERY
'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. Friends attending the AGM of April 2017 received a resolution, which had been constitutionally agreed by the caretaker Committee, that The Friends of Rye Art Gallery charity be dissolved with due process.
Attendees voted that the remaining funds be passed to the Rye Art Gallery Trust, ring-fenced for the refurbishment of Gallery 6. The Trustees are most grateful for this generous donation towards upgrading the historic studio of the Trust's founders, Howard and Mary Stormont. They thank all the members of the Friends who over the years have been so supportive of the Gallery.