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Leeds Art Collections Fund


The LACF was established to encourage the visual arts in Leeds and, most importantly, to provide a source of funding that was independent of the municipality.

Founded by Frank Rutter in 1912, who was at that time Director of the Leeds City Art Gallery, the Fund is one of the oldest supporting 'Friends' bodies for the visual arts in Great Britain. Funded through subscriptions and fundraising events, the LACF enriches the collections of Leeds Galleries.

Member Benefits
*Free admission to all Leeds fee-charging sites: Abbey House, Armley Mills, Lotherton Hall, Temple Newsam, Thwaite Mills Watermill.
*Free admission to Burton Constable Hall, East Yorkshire.
*Regular invitations to openings and private views.
*Escorted visits to galleries, country houses and artists' studios at home and abroad.
*Opportunities to meet others with an interest in the arts at special members events such as gallery talks and behind the scenes tours.
*Complimentary copy of the annual Leeds Museums and Galleries Review.
*Regular mailing of the Leeds Museums and Galleries Exhibitions and Events Leaflet.

Become A Member

Membership provides access to the pleasure of new acquisitions, enjoyable education on the visual arts and a variety of social activities. New members are welcome.

The membership year runs from 1 October to 30 September. The initial payment, if in April or later, gives membership to the September of the following year.

Minimum Subscription - Fees are liable to change.

Membership Options as follows:
*Single Person Per Annum
*Single Person Life Membership

*Joint Membership Per Annum (2 Adults)
*Joint Membership Life (2 Adults)

*Young Friend

To join the LACF, please write to:
Leeds Art Collections Fund at Temple Newsam House LS15 0AE


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