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Support Us

There are many ways you can show your support; through a once-off donation, joining us as a Friend or Patron, or partnering with us on new initiatives. In doing so, you are enabling artists to make their most ambitious work to date and helping to bring that work to new audiences.

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Become a Friend of The Douglas Hyde

As a charity, the regular support of our Friends is essential to The Douglas Hyde. By signing up, you can support our commitment to create exciting opportunities for artists, foster diverse audiences, and develop contemporary art in Ireland.

In recognition of this vital contribution to our artistic mission, we welcome our Friends to avail of a wide range of benefits, detailed below. Visit artists’ studios, join us for special tours, and get to know our community.

You can sign up easily and securely below, but if you wish to discuss further, please get in touch with Emma Moore, our Senior Development Manager, at or call the office on + 353 1 896 1116.


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Become a Sponsor

Are you interested in positioning your brand alongside one of Ireland’s leading cultural institutions? We are always in pursuit of excellence at The Douglas Hyde, in our artistic programming and through our partnerships.

Become a sponsor of The Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art and help to ensure that future generations can be inspired by contemporary art.

Our world class exhibitions provide the perfect opportunity for companies looking to develop an exciting, rewarding, and multi-faceted cultural partnership that will promote artistic development in the visual arts in Ireland and internationally.

We believe that art plays a central role in shaping the world we live in, and that galleries are an essential public space in a progressive society.

We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your objectives and how we can help you meet those through an investment with The Douglas Hyde. Please contact Emma Moore, Senior Development Manager.

Become a Corporate Partner

Partner with The Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art in our mission to meaningfully support artists. We embrace thought-provoking and ambitious contemporary art and bring that work to new audiences.



A leading Irish cultural institution, The Douglas Hyde is a registered charity located in the heart of Dublin city centre, on the campus of Trinity College.

We pride ourselves on developing successful, creative, mutually rewarding, and tailored partnerships specifically suited to our partner’s needs.

Whether you are looking for an unprecedented client experience, engaging ways to fulfil business and CSR objectives, or a dynamic programme of brand exposure and recognition, a partnership with The Douglas Hyde Gallery will offer opportunities to do just that.

We commit to long-term relationships with our partners, finding common goals that meet the needs of your company and benefit the artistic and wider community. Get in touch with Emma Moore, Senior Development Manager, to discuss how we might collaborate.

Thank you!

The Douglas Hyde Gallery is hugely grateful to the following individuals for their generous support:

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Emma Goltz, Adrian and Jennifer O’Carroll, K. Smith and A. Walsh.

Dónall Curtin & Anne O’Donoghue, Maire & Maurice Foley, Marie Heaney, mother’s tankstation, Patrick Prendergast, Sorcha Richardson, Joan Roth.

David Horkan, Helen Meany, Steve Wilson.

Eleanor Costello, Gerry Costello,  Professor Trevor Hodkinson, Bernadette Madden, Kate Strain, Clare Mc Laughlin, Anne Hendrick, Anna Spearman, Suzanne Browne

Our Commitment

The Douglas Hyde is compliant with the  Charities Regulator’s Charities Governance Code and is committed to the Principles of Good Fundraising.

We know this commitment to the highest levels of transparency and good governance is essential to ensure an honest and open relationship with current and prospective donors, supporters, sponsors, and partners. We use all donations, sponsorship, and gifts responsibly and ensure they are put to best use.

For a copy of our Fundraising Principles, Donor Charter and Feedback Procedure, click here.

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Artists present us with new perspectives on the world we live in. Explore the exciting ideas behind our programmes, hear more from the artists we work with and discover new ways of engaging with art.

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