The Patrons programme supports Education and Performance at Messums Wiltshire.

It believes that art is a universal means of communication, a defining characteristic of humanity that should be accessible to all.

It believes in the strength of community and recognises that there is an interest in the South West for international art. 

It supports the creative endeavour, using the remarkable characteristics of the barn to create an environment that encourages artists to expand and explore their repertoire. 

We rely on the support of our Patrons to carry out our mission to make art more accessible and to support the work of contemporary artists and craftspeople. For information about how to join please email

detail-workshopWhat we do:

We offer schools free and exclusive use of the building one day a week.

We explore and celebrate the creative process and provide behind the scenes access to discover makers and making. 

We support a programme of to bring International performing arts to the South West of England.


Patrons Package £500pa:

patron-badge• Complimentary Gala evening tickets to events
• Priority booking
• Reserved parking 
• Reserved seating
• Use of the Patrons Beam bar and library
• Meet the artists at post event parties