Blackrock Residency Programme has been kindly supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and by Arts Council England for the past two years, during which time we have begun developing the site as a unique centre of arts in Gloucestershire. As a not for profit organisation, your support is fundamental to the success of the programme. 

We invite you to join Blackrock’s Benefactor’s Programme as a Director’s Circle Patron, Programme Patron, Supporter, or Friend.

Director’s Circle: £2,000

Join our intimate group of key advocates of Blackrock Residency and participate in a close relationship with all the Programme activities. Alongside receiving all the same benefits as our Patrons below, Director’s Circle Patrons are offered previews of new Matt’s Gallery editions and 20% discounts, opportunities to attend bespoke events such as studio visits with artists, private tours of Matt’s Gallery exhibitions and a special private dinner at Lydney Park Estate. Director’s Circle members will be acknowledged on all invitations, as well as on our website, the Matt’s Gallery website and throughout the exhibition sites at Lydney Park Estate.

Programme Patron: £1,000

We invite you to become a Programme 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 a part of the life of the organisation, with special invitations to exclusive dinners hosted by Blackrock and by Matt’s Gallery, as well as our partners.

  • Invitations to privately hosted events at both Matt’s Gallery and Lydney Park Estate, including private exhibition tours, studio visits and artist talks throughout the year
  • Acknowledgement on our website, on site and on all invitations
  • 15% discount on all Matt’s Gallery editions
  • Advance invitations to artist tours and events at Lydney Park Estate and Matt’s Gallery

Supporter: £750

Supporters receive all the same benefits as our Friends, as well as enjoying additional behind-the-scenes benefits:

  • Invitations to privately hosted events at both Matt’s Gallery and Lydney Park Estate, including private exhibition tours, studio visits and artist talks throughout the year
  • Acknowledgement on our website, on site and on all invitations
  • 10% discount on all Matt’s Gallery editions
  • Advance invitations to artist tours and events at Lydney Park Estate and Matt’s Gallery

 Friend: £200

Our Friends receive the following benefits:

  • Invitations and programme bulletins
  • Acknowledgement on our website
  • Advance offers of all Matt’s Gallery editions
  • Invitations to special talks, events and private viewings of the exhibitions