Support Yinka Shonibare Foundation


We welcome gifts from individuals, public and private funders, supporters and organisations across the globe. With your help, our residents and collaborators can do extraordinary things and change the way in which we see and experience the world around us.


Become a Yinka Shonibare Foundation Patron with our Patrons programme that start from £1,000. To find out more read on below, and for an opportunity to support our projects, please contact Siti Osman on +44 (0) 7961 379730 or by email


£1,000 | Per Annum


Our Bronze level patrons are instrumental in helping us support smaller resident events and operations and have an invaluable impact the quality of experiences we are able to deliver for both our residents and the local community. For their support they will receive:


  • Digital card and welcome email
  • Regular e-news and communications
  • An annual impact report
  • Invitations to exhibitions and public events at G.A.S. Lagos
  • Acknowledgment on the G.A.S. and Y.S.F. websites for the year



£5,000 | Per Annum


Silver level donations go directly towards funding residency experiences including mentoring and trips, our local events programme, and operations. In addition to the above benefits donors at this level will receive:


  • Invitations to private views and exclusive events at G.A.S. Lagos
  • Acknowledgment in the annual impact report


£10,000 | Per Annum


All donations go directly towards funding open calls and associated residencies that target emerging talent as well as events and operations. For their generous support our Gold patrons will receive all of the benefits associated with the Bronze and Silver levels alongside the following:


  • Two exclusive invitations to Patron-only events in Lagos and one other global location


£20,000 | Per Annum


The Platinum Residency Patron level is for donors who want to commit to supporting a residency award in Nigeria. In addition to the above benefits, patrons at this level will receive:


  • A Thank You letter from the CEO
  • Exclusive studio visits or one-to-one with residents during their residency (live or virtual)
  • Acknowledgment in the seasonal events programme
  • Invitations to international trips*
  • Acknowledgment on the donor plaque at G.A.S. Lagos for the duration of support

* At an additional cost



£50,000 | Per Annum | By Invitation Only


The Global Circle offers a platform to support strategic, sustainable programmes with cross-cultural impact. Building meaningful connections and collaborations with like-minded individuals, with a focus on nurturing cultural ecosystems, empowering socioeconomic development, and bolstering infrastructure. Together we aim to amplify diverse creative expressions and enrich our global community.

Global Circle patrons will receive all the aforementioned benefits alongside:


  • VIP access to global art events*, an annual gathering and special moments with Yinka Shonibare CBE
  • A personalised Thank You letter signed by Yinka Shonibare CBE

*Through partnerships and collaborations


Donate to Yinka Shonibare Foundation


We receive donations of any amount with gratitude. 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.



“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

How You Can Support Our Foundation

Your generous contributions support the Foundation’s distinctive interdisciplinary residencies, research, education programmes and public events.