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Breaking barriers

Buy your own seat


The Breaking Barriers Appeal

The Breaking Barriers Appeal has been launched to break down the barriers that prevent more people, including people with disabilities and those with young children, from gaining access to the very best of contemporary and visual arts.

Tanni Grey-Thompson


Read more about the appeal

View the appeal leaflet

View the new galleries wing floor plans

Make your donation today

"I am extremely proud to support The Breaking Barriers Appeal. Art is such a powerful tool that enables people of all abilities to express themselves in new and creative ways and this appeal will ensure that even more people are able to access the incredible resource that is Embrace Arts.

Having recently visited Embrace Arts, I've seen first-hand just how important the centre is to people of all ages and backgrounds and abilities."

Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, University of Leicester Honorary Graduate

Make a gift today - Your support will mean that the University can build accessible New Galleries for contemporary and experiential art of regional and national significance.
Make a regular donation - Help ensure that a wide range of artistic experiences continues to be available to all.
Donate in memory - An 'in memory' gift is a lasting tribute.

Make a major donation - A significant gift makes a significant difference.
Make a gift for the future - A gift in your Will is a gift to future generations.
Every donation is important and all donations of £50 or more will be publicly and appropriately acknowledged.

For more information
Please contact Ave Vinick about supporting the Appeal,including naming opportunities
The Development and Alumni Relations Office
University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH.UK
t: 0116 252 2176 e:


Buy your own seat

A donation of £115 will entitle a donor to ‘Buy a Seat’ for the hall of Embrace Arts.

This would make an ideal gift for:

  • an anniversary, retirement or birthday
  • a memorial
  • or simply a visible record of your own or your company’s generosity.

A plaque with your chosen inscription will be fixed to the back of a chair.


Find out more here and complete a form to buy your own seat.

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