Patrons

Who’ll support new work?

We’d like it to be you! Amber has been producing and supporting documentary photography for 50 years. SIDE Gallery has been commissioning work since Amber opened it in 1977. Held in the AmberSide Collection these exhibitions chart extraordinary changes in the lives and landscapes of North East communities with an unparalleled quality and coherence.

Change doesn’t stop, but it’s become much harder to raise the money to document it with genuine independence and a commitment to ethical practice. This is why we’re asking you to become a New Works Patron, directly enabling new commissions with a monthly donation.

And we’d like to say thank you – see the list of benefits below!

For more information you can e-mail us at patrons@amber-online.com.

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Patron Levels

£5 per month (Supporters Bundle)

  • ‘For Ever Amber’ – a book about the collection
  • Side Gallery Tote Bag!
  • Thank you on our website
  • Regular updates on the new work you’re supporting

£10 per month

  • Commemorative Poster of ‘Girl on a Spacehopper’ by Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen celebrating 50 years of AmberSide
  • Special event celebrating the commissions
  • Supporter Bundle

£20 per month

  • Choice of one of a set of exclusive prints from the Collection (digital reproduction print)
  • Exclusive Screening in Side Cinema of an Amber Film with a discussion led by the Filmmakers
  • Poster, Events and Supporter Bundle

£50 per month

  • Choice of two of a set of exclusive prints from the Collection (digital reproduction print)
  • Bespoke private viewing of rarely seen collections from the archive
  • Poster, Events and Supporter Bundle

£100 per month

  • 2 hour private session with Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen to look through your photographic work, archival materials or family album or a Masterclass with Amber Films
  • Poster, Prints, Events and Supporter Bundle

Feel free to contact patrons@amber-online if you would like to discuss how we can make any benefits work for you.

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