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The Bermuda National Gallery depends heavily on sponsor partnerships to continue to be an efficient and dynamic museum. We are thankful to our many sponsors and supporters who enable us to fullfill our mission to inspire our world with art.
Bacardi Limited has been the title sponsor of the Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Art since 1998. This internationally juried exhibition encourages local, and overseas Bermudian artists, to challenge the traditional and work toward radical aesthetic innovation.
The Bank of Bermuda Foundation has been a dedicated supporter of the Bermuda National Gallery since inception. In 2011 the Foundation was the title sponsor to the 2011 exhibitions featuring William Collieson: A Retrospective, Elisée Maclet, Decoding the European, and the History of Art in Bermuda. in 2012 the Foundation sponsored the Winter (January - May) exhibitions featuring: Ebony G. Patterson: Out & Bad, Richard Clive Saunders: Bearing Witness, Re-Interpreting the European Collection, and New Acquisition Highlights 2007-2011.
PartnerRe is the title sponsor to the Art Lecture series, which hosts international museum directors, curators, and scholars; the Bermuda National Gallery is grateful for their support since 2002 and their commitment to community enrichment.
Catlin's End-to-End joins the BNG as title sponsor of the Youth Camera Action school year programme: September 2011- June 2012. As a result of this support, and the momentum and interest generated this summer, the BNG is extending Youth Camera Action to afterschool and weekend delivery. We are delighted that so many young people are gaining exposure to YCA, while developing their creative identites.
The 2012 Ross 'Blackie' Talbot Charity Classic champions the Youth Camera Action programme for the 2012/13 school year, thus enabling broader access to Bermuda's middle school students.
BELCO is the title sponsor to the Gallery's annual Student Art Competition, which is open to all students Primary 3 and up; all submitted artwork is displayed in the Gallery during the month of December each year.
Prizes for the Annual Student Art Competition are awarded thanks to the sponsorship of American Airlines and Office Solutions.
BTC continues to be a champion of the visual arts with title sponsorship of the Youth Camera Action summer programme.
The ARTreach education programme, which endeavours to enrich the lives of all school children with art education, reaches over 2,000 children each year. Free school tours, supplementary art classes, art camps and workshops, as well as at-school presentations, are generously supported by the following sponsors:
Ace Foundation, Alterra, Montpelier Re, XL Foundation
Department of Tourism
In 2010 the Department of Tourism joined the Bermuda National Gallery as partners in the goal to strengthen Bermuda's cultural tourism value. This support enables free admission to the Gallery.
Colonial Insurance is the Gallery's service provider for protection of all artwork, which is offerd at a charitable rate. In 2011, Colonial also supported the William Collieson exhibition.
As community champions of education and youth, Catlin has joined the Gallery as title sponsors of the Student Docent/ Museum Studies programme, which gives young people an opportunity to develop their art appreciation while learning the presentation skills needed to create engaging exhibition tours for all ages. This programme is endorsed by the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and qualifies for community service hours.
In a new venture, and one that answered to members' requests for extended opening hours, the Bermuda National Gallery partnered with Buzz to offer free coffee & pastries each Friday morning from January to May 2011.