Patrons can support the Bag Factory in two ways: Core Patrons and Building Patrons.

Core Patrons

Core Patrons enables us to function by contributing towards one of the most critical and difficult funding areas to achieve – operational support. In addition to making a financial contribution towards the Bag Factory's endowment fund for operational and building maintenance costs, you will play an integral role in supporting and championing the Bag Factory’s fundraising efforts for major projects.

Financial contribution: from R 20,000 per annum

Benefits for Core Patrons include:

  • Invitation to Annual VIP Patrons cocktail.
  • Invitation to artist lunches and personal studio visits with Bag Factory’s studio artists and residency artists.
  • Quarterly private events to meet artists and friends in an intimate setting.
  • Quarterly tours of international residency artists’ Open Studios.
  • Special exhibition tours lead by Bag Factory’s Director and exhibiting artists.
  • Priority booking for our talks and events programme.
  • 10% discount on artwork sales at the Bag Factory
  • Quarterly newsletter.
  • Acknowledgement on the website and Supporters’ Board in Bag Factory’s entrance.

Building Patrons

As the Bag Factory embarks on a major capital campaign to renovate and upgrade its building, your support will help us to secure a sustainable future for our home.

Financial contribution: once-off major donation of R 150,000 - R 250,000+

  • Option to acquire naming rights for a studio, the gallery, library etc, for a period of 5 years.
  • Commemorative plaque at the entrance to the studio, gallery, library etc.
  • Acknowledgement of your donation on our Patrons’ board and website.
  • Special invitation to our VIP grand opening.
  • Priority booking to talks and events.
  • VIP exhibition viewings and walkabouts with our Director and exhibiting artists.
  • Invitations to artist presentations and open studio events with international visiting artists.
  • Quarterly newsletter.
  • 10% discount on artwork sales at the Bag Factory.