Be at the forefront of emerging contemporary artforms in London

Join a group of visionary art philanthropists and support arebyte in commissioning ambitious digital works, developing unique participatory art experiences and providing affordable studios

This is a pivotal time for us.

We have secured a longer-term space for arebyte’s artists by relocating our studios and gallery to London City Island, in partnership with property developer Ballymore and ‘Studiomakers’, an initiative by Outset Contemporary Art Fund.

This new site in Canning Town, spreading across 8,200 sqft, gives arebyte unprecedented resilience to respond to the scarcity of affordable workspaces in London, and to push forward digital and participatory art practices. We will grow our commissions in ambition and scale and increase our impact.

To deliver this seismic change, arebyte needs to raise a significant amount from the private sector in addition to Arts Council England’s funding and the profits from studios lettings which we channel into the gallery’s costs.

Your support has the potential to make a significant difference on our future in further establishing arebyte as a leading digital gallery in London.

Patrons' programme

Donations from patrons are vital to ensure arebyte continues to be a free public gallery, providing innovative art experiences and delivering cultural and social impact in Tower Hamlets and beyond.

Your donation will directly contribute to the production of new works and  affords artists the opportunity to expand their practice.

As a patron you will be welcomed into a network of like-minded individuals enthusiastic about contemporary artforms and arebyte's growth. Patrons enjoy a close relationship with the gallery and gain special access to our art events with the unique opportunity to explore artworks with artists and curators as their guides.


Patrons can have a deeper involvement with arebyte by being the exclusive supporters of a specific commission or create a long-lasting relationship with us by naming one of our studios. Please contact arebyte’s team on to find the right project reflecting your interest and we will develop benefits that are tailor-made to your needs.

Patron membership and the associated benefits are available in return for the minimum annual payment to cover the costs of the benefits. However, we kindly request each patron member makes an annual donation as part of their membership as suggested. Provided that eligibility requirements are met, the donation amount will qualify for Gift Aid.

Patrons’ Benefits

At any level of patron's support

  • Acknowledgement on the gallery's wall and on the website

  • One exclusive patrons' event (artist's studio visit/curated tour of exhibitions)

  • Free access to arebyte's ticketed art events

  • One copy of motel generation, a publication featuring unbounded A3 works by young new media and performance artists from a UK city's art scene.

For a £1000 donation

  • One exclusive limited edition print by an artist from past, present or future exhibitions at arebyte Gallery