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Hastings Contemporary is a registered charity with a mission to bring world-class art to our spectacular coastal setting.  The gallery is one of East Sussex’s leading cultural attractions, drawing visitors from all over the UK.  We showcase modern and contemporary art as well as a dynamic public programme which invites people of all ages into the gallery to enjoy art and culture, and enhance their wellbeing.

Every year, we must fundraise over 80% of our income to cover the costs of every exhibition, school visit and community event. We rely on support from donors, members, trusts and foundations and companies to sustain our work.

Please consider supporting the gallery today. Every donation makes a difference and enables us to make a real impact here in Hastings.

Give with confidence: Hastings Contemporary is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (registration number 1150383) and the UK Fundraising Regulator.

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Become a Member

Experience a year of art by internationally celebrated and emerging artists, and enjoy being part of the Hastings Contemporary community.

As a member, you will have year-round access to an ambitious programme of exhibitions, events and learning opportunities, with unlimited free entry to the gallery and 10% off in our shop and café.

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Become a Patron

Our Patrons’ and Director’s Circle play a vital role in sustaining our work and enabling us to bring the best of modern and contemporary art to Hastings. Join this committed group and let us take you behind the scenes to explore the world of art through Hastings Contemporary.

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A young visitor looks at sculptures by the artist Anne Ryan

Become a corporate supporter

Hastings Contemporary offers a range of corporate partnership opportunities designed to align your brand with an iconic coastal art gallery in the thriving creative town of Hastings.

Support our ambitious exhibition programme or high-quality community work and demonstrate your commitment to world-class art and enriching lives for those living in Hastings. We work closely with our partners to create mutually beneficial partnerships to meet your business and social goals whilst supporting our work.

Partners receive a range of benefits including:

  • Brand accreditation
  • Opportunities to create bespoke offers for our audiences
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Invitations to exclusive events and previews
  • Exclusive opportunities to host events in our award-winning building
  • Complimentary access for staff and clients to our world-class programme
    Recent supporters include Christie’s, Earthborn, Jigsaw and Sotheby’s.

For more information about our current opportunities, please contact:

Leah Swain, Head of Development

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Leave a legacy

A gift in your will is the most enduring way to support our work. This does not have to be a large sum: just 1% of your estate will help ensure Hastings Contemporary is able to bring high quality art and creativity to Hastings for generations to come.

If you are thinking of including Hastings Contemporary in your will, please get in touch with Leah Swain, Head of Development,