In your gift… ensure an independent voice supporting Scottish arts, culture and heritage for generations to come.

 
 

The Saltire Circle

Supporters are vital to the work of the Saltire Society.

Connecting with the Society on a personal level gives you a deeper understanding of the important work we do while contributing to our continued excellence.

Your support makes the Saltire Society's acclaimed awards, bursaries and information programmes possible. And as we move forward your involvement will enable a bright future for the Society and the talented, creative people we support.

Explore the possibilities and discover the rewards of becoming involved:

  • Connect with the Saltire Society and with other art enthusiasts by joining as Patron
  • Participate in the future of the Saltire Society by joining as an Enlighten Patron
  • Provide vital operating support with a contribution to the Saltire Society Fellowship programme
  • Invest in the Saltire Society's future by making a planned gift or bequest.

Patron (£500 a year)
Enabling the support and celebration of Scottish talent

Advantages of being a Patron

  • Invitations to four exclusive events annually including
          - private dinners
          - exclusive events with Saltire Award winners
  • Advanced notice and priority booking of all Satire Society events
  • Invitations to all Saltire Awards ceremonies
  • Discounted tickets to other Saltire Society events
  • Use of the Society’s headquarters in central Edinburgh
  • Acknowledgement in the Society’s annual review
  • Quarterly updates from Saltire Society Executive Director

Enlighten Patron(£2,000 a year)
Encouraging and supporting the next generation of talent


As well as supporting the Society’s aims and programme, Enlighten Patrons will make it possible for the Society to encourage a new generation of enlightened and engaged individuals who see Scotland as active in an international context. Offering bursaries of around £2,000 we will be able to support emerging artists, engineers, writers, architects and academics. In return we will ask award recipients to share their ideas and experiences through our website, social media and public events.

Advantages of being an Enlighten patron

  • Acknowledgement of support of Enlighten programme on all promotional material, Saltire Society website and social media.
  • Regular updates from your dedicated Enlighten programme recipient.
  • Invitations special events with the Enlighten recipients.
  • Invitations to four exclusive events annually including
  •                               - private dinners
  •                                - exclusive events with Saltire Award winners
  • Advanced notice and priority booking of all Satire Society events
  • Invitations to all Saltire Awards ceremonies
  • Discounted tickets to other Saltire Society events
  • Use of the Society’s headquarters in central Edinburgh
  • Acknowledgement in the Society’s annual review
  • Quarterly updates from Saltire Society Executive Director

 

Fellowship Patron (£10,000 a year)
Supporting and celebrating exceptional individuals who inspire and enlighten our lives
 

The Saltire Society has a proud history of bringing wider recognition to individuals who have excelled in their fields, in literature, arts, science, architecture, engineering, across the full scope of our intellectual interests as a nation.

The Aosdána in Ireland and National Living Treasures in Japan are examples of national approaches that combine honour, recognition and pragmatism through some form of stipend offered to exceptional individuals. The Saltire Fellowships would act in a similar manner.

We wish to honour people whose work has made an outstanding contribution to their fields, the Saltire Fellowships would aim to encourage and assist members in devoting their energies fully to their art through a stipend of £10,000 a year for three years. A capital sum of £1.5m held in the Saltire Trust would allow three individuals to be so recognised at the launch of the programme, and -  another individual awarded annually thereafter the programme would begin to build an impressive group of alumni. Should the capital sum grow, as we hope, the number of fellows could be increased. There would be the possibility of that group in turn becoming involved not only in the nomination of further fellows, but as a powerful national resource to develop cultural thinking. Of course consideration could also be given to non-funded fellowships. The Saltire Fellowships would be awarded by peers and announced at the new Saltire Celebrates event held around St. Andrews Day.

Advantages of being a Fellowship Patron

  • Acknowledgement of support of Fellowship programme on all promotional material, saltire website and social media.
  • Regular updates from your Fellowship programme recipient.
  • Invitation to special events with the Fellowship recipients.
  • Invitations to four exclusive events annually including
          - private dinners
          - exclusive events with Saltire Award winners
  • Advanced notice and priority booking of all Satire Society events
  • Invitations to all Saltire Awards ceremonies
  • Discounted tickets to other Saltire Society events
  • Use of the Society’s headquarters in central Edinburgh
  • Acknowledgement in the Society’s annual review
  • Quarterly updates from Saltire Society Executive Director