Become a Patron

Patrons of The Word, National Centre for the Written Word enjoy opportunities to socialise and network with like-minded individuals who are passionate about the written word. You will be invited to special VIP openings for all programming across the building. This will include the opportunity to meet with high profile artists, curators and writers.

As a Patron of The Word you will receive invitations to a number of prestigious events across the year.

Funds raised through The Word’s Patrons programme will contribute directly to the centre’s role as a home for North East Writers. Your generous support will help us to deliver a programme of writer’s workshops, young writers engagement activity, support for writers in getting published and the selling of works by North East Writers in Shop @ The Word.

Your generous support will be acknowledged on the supporters display situated in the main entrance to the building. You will also receive accreditation on our website and in selected print materials.

Patrons minimum donation is £1000 per annum. Couples rate minimum donation is £1400 per annum.

Become a Patron