Support Us

The Art School is a not-for-profit organisation and has operated as an independent charity since 1971.

The support of private individuals, charitable foundations and corporate sponsors is vital.  It helps us stay true to our mission to support excellence in contemporary Fine Art and our specialist subjects of  Conservation, Historic Carving and Art Histories. Philanthropic support can also ensure that our courses are accessible to students from all backgrounds, as well as supporting new initiatives and improvements to our facilities.

We are enormously grateful for the generosity of our donors and benefactors and appreciate their recognition of our high standards and the important role we play in the fields of culture and heritage.

You can support the Art School in a range of ways whether you are involved in a charitable institution; you studied with us; have an interest in what we stand for; or you think that your company might like to establish a sponsorship, there are many ways in which you can support the Art School.










Below you can find information on ways to donate to the Art School, sponsors’ benefits, and information for trusts and foundations. For further enquiries, please contact Hannah Travers, Head of Development & External Relations:


Whether it is a one off donation, a yearly gift in support of your favourite department, or a standing order, all contributions are important. The accumulative power of smaller donations can make a huge difference and larger donations can enable you to see directly the impact of your contribution.

If you are a UK tax payer, your donation could be eligible for Gift Aid, which adds 25% to its value , at no cost to you.

If you would like to make a gift in support of the Art School, you can:

  • Donate online HERE
  • Download our donation form to contribute to the Art school via cheque, bank transfer or debit/credit card: click here to download.
  • Download a standing order form to ask your bank to send us a regular donation. With a standing order, you choose how often you would like the donation to be made, for how long, and you can stop it at any moment by contacting your bank. Click here to download a standing order mandate.

Please contact Hannah Travers, Head of Development & External Relations, if you would like any further information (


Trusts and Foundations play a significant role:  in supporting bursaries and scholarships for students; in supporting our ambitious and transformative capital projects; as well as other initiatives and projects that are key to the vitality of the Art School and of the subjects we teach.

The Art School is enormously grateful to the philanthropic institutions that support us, which include charitable foundations and family trusts, as well as Livery Companies. You can view the full list of our benefactors here.

If you are a grant director, trustee or trust administrator, and you would like to know more about the Art School, specific areas or projects, please contact Hannah Travers, Head of Development & External Relations, at We would be glad to answer any question, and to invite you for a visit to see first-hand the work of our students and what we stand for.


Do you wish to support quality, historical skills & heritage, young talent, excellence in education and training, contemporary cutting-edge art?

By supporting the Art School you do all of this, and you invest in the future of creativity, craftsmanship, and of our national built heritage and museum collections, as we train the next generation of conservators and craft professionals who will care for them.

The City & Guilds of London Art School is a specialist centre of educational excellence, well respected as an educational institution and recognised across relevant industries for the level and quality of its teaching. As an institution, which doesn’t benefit from government funding, all support is greatly valued.

This is an example of what supporting businesses might fund:

  • The Art School’s Degree and MA Shows, attracting the South London community, heritage and contemporary art specialists, curators, gallerists and the wide network of stakeholders and donors who support the Art School.
  • Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards for students.
  • Specialist equipment, by providing essential funds, or by agreeing a Gift in Kind.
  • Materials & tools.

Benefits can include:

  • Invitations to the Art School’s private views.
  • Possibility of organising a dedicated private view hosted by your company.
  • Access to creativity and craftsmanship: guided visits to the artists’ studios and workshops.
  • Possibility of hosting a table at the Art School’s exclusive Studio Suppers.
  • Acknowledgment on the Art School’s website.
  • Invitations to external shows, fairs and events in which the Art School is involved.

If you would like to discuss support opportunities, please contact Hannah Travers, Head of Development & External Relations at


The Art School is able to provide some of its bursaries and awards thanks to bequests and legacies received in the past. It is a modest but vital fund, carefully managed by the Trustees.

Your donation could help us to fund key teaching posts; provide bursary or hardship support to deserving students; kick-start a new educational programme; sustain the excellence of the teaching and training we offer; provide funds to maintain and upgrade specialist equipment; help a student to take part in a specialist workshop; support further professional  development for our tutors; or could be used at the discretion of Trustees for the most critical need.  All legacy gifts are hugely valued and are of great benefit the Art School.

If you are thinking of leaving a gift in your will to the Art School and would like to discuss this , please contact our Development team Hannah Travers at or Magnus von Wistinghausen at


Do you shop on Amazon? In future your online purchase could support the Art School. Simply visit the website from HERE and shop. Every time you do, the Art School will receive a percentage donation from Amazon.


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