Your generous contributions support the Foundation’s distinctive interdisciplinary residencies, research, education programmes and public events. As a registered UK charity, there are many ways to give to the Yinka Shonibare Foundation and its partner Guest Artists Space Foundation in Nigeria. We welcome donations from individuals, public and private funders, supporters and organisations across the globe. Whatever you are able to give, thank you. All and any capital and building costs have been funded by the artist Yinka Shonibare CBE RA.



UK Donations

If eligible, you can sign up for Gift Aid to allow us to reclaim 25p in every £1 donated, at no extra cost to you. Higher or additional rate taxpayers can also benefit from a Gift Aid rebate from HMRC through your annual tax return. (This means a Partner Patron donation of £5,000 would only cost you £3,750).

By entering yes in the Gift Aid box, in the Donate form, I confirm that I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations it is my responsibility to pay any difference

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US Donations

US-based donors and partners can tax-efficiently support our activities through our Affiliate Fund with Chapel and York which is registered in the US as a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organisation. Chapel & York will deduct a 3% administration fee before forwarding it to Y.S.F. To make an online donation click the button below and select Yinka Shonibare Foundation from the Suggest a Recipient drop down.


For information about how to make a cheque donation please click here or if you would like to donate via wire transfer please click here.



Partnerships and Patrons

We are particularly keen to develop longer-term partnerships and collaborations to support residency fellowships and in the development of education, professional development, mentoring, workshops, talks and public events programmes. Your support directly contributes to the nurturing and life-changing development of sustainable cultural infrastructure in West Africa and the global cultural conversations and debates shaping up in Africa and the diaspora. For more information contact Y.S.F. Philanthropy and Patrons Manager Siti Osman by emailing

Thank You

The Yinka Shonibare Foundation would like to thank all of our supporters and partners for their generous contributions from 2021 to 2023. We rely on the generosity of the following funders, trusts and foundations, corporate and institutional partners and individual donors who support our work - it would not be possible without you:


Yinka Shonibare Ltd,
James Cohan Gallery,
Tiwani Contemporary,
German Federal Cultural Foundation,

Genesis Foundation,
Triangle Network,
City Bridge Trust (London),
Nicoletta Fiorucci,
Anthony Gormley,
Chantal Joffe,

Claire Barclay,
Conrad Shawcross,
David Shrigley,
Jason Martin,
Kara Walker,
Olafur Eliasson,

Wolfgang Tillmans,
YSF Trustees,
GAS Foundation Trustees,
TAFETA Gallery,

Our advisors and other supporters and donors wishing to remain anonymous

“The Foundation will provide a platform for cultural exchange between African and international artists, curators and researchers from all corners of the globe. Culture is the true vehicle for social change and here we value diversity, collaboration, mutual learning and celebrate global culture and our shared humanity.

There will be opportunities for visitors to work alongside African artists, to debate alongside them, to explore work, and leave with a completely different perspective. We are working with local communities, whilst opening doors for the next generation, equipping them to thrive not just survive.”

Yinka Shonibare CBE RA

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