Become a Patrons Circle member of Performa and experience the contemporary art world through the lens of performance, past and present. Through our biennial, lectures, symposia, other public programs and special events, we invite you to explore the creative process of performance and be engaged with the artists, curators, scholars, collectors, gallerists and performance enthusiasts who make such extraordinary live work possible.

Your annual tax-deductible contribution to be a member of a circle supports and sustains Performa’s operations and ability to provide the public with artistic and educational programming of the highest quality.



All Performa Circle participants enjoy these benefits for a full year:

  • Reserved seating at select Performa public events (available on first-come, first-served basis)
  • 10% discount on Performa publications, including biennial catalogues and other materials
  • Opportunity to purchase exclusive artworks and limited editions before they are available to the general public
  • VIP passes to select international art fairs
  • Advance notice of Curators’ Choice – not-to-be-missed biennial productions selected by Performa’s curators – and the latest press
  • Donor recognition on the Performa website and the biennial program


Plus these additional benefits by category level:

Directors Circle  $20,000 ($19,330 is tax-deductible)
All of the benefits of the Producers Circle, plus:

  • Complimentary tickets for two to eight public events of your choosing at the biennial
  • Opportunity to travel with Performa’s Founding Director
  • Invitation for two to intimate dinners and private events hosted by Performa’s Founding Director
  • Two gift Visionaries Circle memberships
  • Two complimentary copies of the biennial catalogue

Producers Circle  $10,000 ($9,525 is tax-deductible)
All of the benefits of the Curators Circle, plus:

  • Two additional complimentary tickets for two (six total) to public biennial events of your choosing
  • Invitation for two to intimate dinners to honor Performa biennial artists
  • Special donor recognition by name on the frontispiece of each biennial publication
  • One gift Visionaries Circle membership
  • One complimentary copy of the biennial catalogue

Curators Circle  $5,000 ($4,720 is tax-deductible)

  • Two additional complimentary tickets for two (four total) to public biennial events
  • Invitation for two to private collections and gallery visits
  • Reserved seating at Performa Institute programs
  • Invitation for two to receptions in connection with Performa Institute programs

Archivists Circle  $2,500 ($2,400 is tax-deductible)

  • Complimentary tickets for two to two public biennial events of your choosing
  • Invitation for two to studio visits with Performa biennial artists
  • Invitation for two to annual appreciation event for Performa patrons
  • Invitation for two to conversations and other private events with artists, curators and art historians associated with Performa

Visionaries  $500 ($500 is tax-deductible)
Dual Visionaries $1,000 ($1,000 is tax-deductible)
Designed expressly for young professionals

  • Specially priced tickets for one [two] to the annual Meet-the-Visionaries dinner, Gala, and other fundraising events
  • Invitation for one [two] to curator-led tours of museums, galleries and other organizations in NYC and beyond
  • Invitation for one [two] to performances and curated social events hosted by the Performa Visionaries
  • Subscription to the quarterly Visionaries newsletter