Otago Polytechnic

Patrons of the Dunedin School of Art Foundation 

For those who would like to have a more in-depth relationship with contemporary art, artists and collecting, the Dunedin School of Art Foundation has developed the Patrons of the Dunedin School of Art Foundation.  Being a patron of the Dunedin School of Art Foundation will place you on the inside of our creative institution and connect you directly to local, national and international contemporary visual arts.

Patrons enjoy private tours of the Dunedin School of Art, exclusive discussions with curators and artists, private receptions, exhibition previews and other curated events. By joining you will help support the aims of the Dunedin School of Art Foundation.

Our group of patrons is bespoke and intimate - you will identify with the history and character of the Dunedin School of Art as the oldest tertiary art school in New Zealand. You will want to use this reputation to extend your knowledge of art and develop relationships with the local and national art scene.

Many famous artists are associated with the Dunedin School of Art including Colin McCahon, Toss Woollaston, Marilynn Webb and Ralph Hotere. Closer to our time, Simon Kaan, Rachael Rakena, Michel Tuffery, Marie Strauss, Kurt Adams and many others continue to endorse our School as alumni. By joining as a patron, you will become a part of this rich history and our exciting future.

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Patron membership is a minimum of $1,000 per annum (or $100 a month by direct debit). This contribution is payable by direct debit or credit card to the Guardian Perpetual Trust. Alternatively, you can notify Clive Humphreys (Head: Dunedin School of Art) at clive.humphreys@op.ac.nz.

As the Dunedin School of Art Foundation is a registered charity, your annual donation will qualify for up to 33.3% tax credit if you are paying income tax. Your accountancy firm could also complete your IR526, they would just need your donation receipts.

Thank you 

All our patrons play a vital role in helping to build and sustain our work here at the Dunedin School of Art Foundation and we are deeply grateful for their generosity and their passionate enthusiasm for the visual arts.