As a Contemporary Forward Patron you will work closely with us and the participating artists to realise this new chapter in Touchstones’ history. In return for your support you will receive a range of exclusive opportunities designed to bring you closer to the artists and the creative process.

Patron benefits include:

  • Invitations to exclusive studio visits and talks with the participating artists.
  • Regular e-bulletins from us and the artists as they develop their projects.
  • Acknowledgement of your support on all digital and print formats associated with the programme (including the website, exhibition introduction panels, publications and seasonal programme brochures).
  • The first chance to see the exhibitions with invitations to special VIP Previews (including drinks & canapes).
  • Priority booking and free places on any associated events such as talks and tours.
  • An annual report outlining how your support has helped us and the participants.
  • Opportunities to meet with some of the community groups we will be working with through this programme.
  • Free copies of the publications accompanying many of the exhibitions.
  • The opportunity to attend an annual two-day trip to a major contemporary art event in the UK or abroad (please note there will be an additional charge to cover the costs of organising this event).
  • The opportunity to attend special events organised by some of our strategic partners (please note there may be an additional charge for these events).


For an informal conversation and further details about becoming a patron please contact Mark Doyle (Curator & Collections Manager – Touchstones Rochdale Art Gallery)
T: 01706 924555 ǀ E: