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Become an Arnolfini Member

As a registered charity we depend on the support and generosity of our supporters to help us grow our innovative programme of exhibitions and events.

For over 50 years Arnolfini has been a meeting place, a catalyst for ideas, and a unique showcase for world class contemporary art and performance. In this time, we have supported now-influential artists early in their careers and have encouraged people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with art. Our membership offers a wide range of benefits for you and your friends, and your contribution will help us to continue in our efforts to make art accessible to all.

Our schemes range from individual membership through to a patrons. Gift memberships are also available as the perfect present for those interested in art, performance, literature and good food. 

Arnolfini Membership

Individual - £40

Enjoy the following benefits:

  • Offers in Arnolfini Bookshop, starting at 10%* off purchases
  • Seasonal Offers in the Café Bar**
  • 2 for 1 tickets to all Arnolfini events (per member)
  • Exclusive invitation to all VIP private exhibition views
  • Seasonal offers across Arnolfini's programme

Joint - £65

  • Benefits, as for Individual Supporters, but for two people residing at the same address. 

Associate Member

Individual - £100 per year

Enjoy all the benefits of standard membership plus:

  • VIP invitations to join artists at exclusive artists' suppers***
  • Exclusive visits to other galleries and artist studios
  • Receive complimentary Arnolfini catalogues every year***

Joint - £145 per year

  • Benefits, as for Individual Supporters, for two people residing at the same address. 

Corporate Club - from £500 per annum 

(Packages of any value can be designed to suit your organisation) Your staff can benefit from:

  • Free Access to all Arnolfini Exhibitions
  • 10% off Bookshop 10% off Café Bar
  • 20% off Arnolfini events Special offers on talks, café bar deals and books  

The organisation will benefit from:

  • Invite for up to 10 members of staff to attend each VIP preview with their families. 
  • Accreditation in Arnolfini's quarterly brochure Accreditation on website
  • Accreditation on the 'Thank You' panel in the main entrance of the Gallery 
  • 25% discount on venue hire 

If you are interested in becoming a Corporate member please get in touch with Kirsten Cree, Development Assistant by or call 0117 917 9690

Patron - from £2,000 per annum

All individual member benefits plus:

  • Double invitation to VIP private views and after-show dinner for you and your guest 
  • Invites to artist led private view breakfast tours at the Tate galleries in London as part of our membership of Plus Tate 
  • Accreditation in exhibition catalogues, our web site and Thank You panel in the main entrance of the Gallery  

If you are interested in becoming a Corporate member please get in touch with Kirsten Cree, Development Assistant by  or call 0117 917 9690


If you have a student card, you can get free membership, which gives you a fantastic range of benefits:

  • 10% discount in the Bookshop
  • 20% discount on all Arnolfini catalogues and research materials
  • Discounts on all talks and events (subject to availability)
  • Invitation to all Previews
  • 10% discount at Arnolfini Café Bar*

*check out online updates for what’s happening, DJ’s special offers at bar etc

All you need to do is show your Student Card at Arnolfini’s Box Office to qualify for your free Student Membership or you can sign up online

For any questions contact Arnolfini Box Office on 0117 917 2300 / 

*This cannot be used in addition to other offers or discounts

** All offers and discounts are promoted through our membership bulletins (this offer is only applicable to the card holder + 2 guests and can be redeemed for food and soft drinks only, and does not include alcohol or bar drinks)
*** Advanced booking essential. Places offered on a first come first served basis. Booking is available for up to two artists' suppers per year for the length of your subscription.
**** Includes all catalogues produced by Arnolfini during the year; subject to availability

Arnolfini is delighted to announce the generous support of:

Alice Workman, Hauser & Wirth Somerset 



Farrow & Ball




Manuela & Iwan Wirth

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What our Members say...

“I’d like to say thanks, everyone at Arnolfini has been incredibly helpful, welcoming, and you’ve gone above and beyond to make me feel that my membership of the scheme is worthwhile and beneficial.“
Colin Upton, Arnolfini Member

“Arnolfini has become a beacon for contemporary art and artists in the South West and has contributed to putting the arts in Bristol on the international stage. We are proud to support their exciting work developing innovative and inspiring programming and reaching out to local and international audiences.”
Alice Workman, Director, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Corporate Member 

“One of the main factors that attracted us here was the lively cultural scene centred around Arnolfini… an invaluable cultural asset in the South West!” 
Jeff Lucas, Member of Arnolfini since 1996

“Arnolfini is wonderfully contemporary and sits in such a beautiful location on the harbourside.  We’re proud to sponsor such a dynamically creative space that brings arts of all media to the public and supports experimental artists and their work.”
Alex Coles, Farrow and Ball, Corporate Sponsor