Support Us

The Bluecoat is a home for creative potential, where art and people meet. Our purpose is to create new and more meaningful ways to experience art. For artists and for everyone, we bring art into life, and we know how transformative art can be.

Many of the people we work with face significant barriers to experiencing art and getting creative. Our goal is to break down those barriers. Can you help us make a difference?

Join us

As a registered charity, Bluecoat relies on the generosity of its supporters to keep our exhibitions free to enter, support new and emerging artists, engage people from all walks of life with the arts through our exciting participation programme, and maintain our beautiful building, the oldest in Liverpool's city centre.

Make a donation

Making a donation is the simplest way to support Bluecoat.

Become a Member

Support our inclusive arts work and receive exclusive perks by becoming a Member.

Become an Artist

Access our state of the art print facilities and more by becoming an Artist.

Other ways to give

Donate in person
Next time you visit the Bluecoat, please consider making a cash
or contactless donation at one of our donation points.
By donating, you’re helping someone access arts experiences
they would otherwise not get to enjoy.

Gift a Membership

Show your appreciation to a loved one, friend or family member by purchasing them a Membership.


Thank you for wanting to volunteer with the Bluecoat! Here is a list of our current opportunities.

Volunteer with Blue Room

Volunteering with Blue Room is a perfect opportunity for those wishing to give their time to a life-enhancing project. The role is a chance to learn from experienced inclusive arts practitioners and share your skills in the context of a high quality creative programme.

Gallery & garden volunteering

We don't currently have any opportunities to volunteer in our gallery or garden.

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