Joe Orton: Discover the man behind the drama

Tim Desmond at National Justice Museum, Nottinghamshire

Every donation through Art Happens brings the campaign closer to its goal. Plus, thanks to a generous supporter, donations to the Together for Museums campaign from from 21 January will be matched pound for pound, doubling their impact.

As a thank you for your donation, choose an exclusive reward inspired by the project and created by the people involved – and take your very own piece of the campaign away with you. Or help to spread the word by giving your bespoke reward as a gift. Your good deed, done.

If you would prefer to donate without receiving a reward, you can select that option below.

Please note: Rewards are bespoke. Our artists and suppliers will be working safely in line with Covid guidelines to produce your reward. This means there may be a bit of a wait, but we will be working to realise and deliver your reward as quickly as possible and will keep you up to date by email.

Any questions or need help donating? Contact us on 0203 757 9772 or email our Supporter Services team.

Make a donation without a reward

I’d like to donate but I’d prefer not to receive a reward.

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£5

Updates + online mention

Enjoy regular project updates and a citation on the Art Happens website.

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£15

Set of three badges

Three badges inspired by the playwright's work.

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£25

Tote bag

Get a tote bag featuring Joe Orton immortalised by Bristol street artist, Stewy.

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£45

Tote bag, badges and your name acknowledged in the exhibition

Your name will be acknowledged guerrilla-style in the exhibition and you'll receive a tote bag (£25 reward) and a set of badges (£15 reward).

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£60

Two tickets to explore the Joe Orton Archive

Read his private letters and unpublished teenage diary on a special expert tour of the Orton Archive at the University of Leicester, followed by cheese and wine. Plus your name acknowledged in the exhibition._x000D_ _x000D_ The tour will take place in October 2017. Date to be arranged by mutual agreement.

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£100

Three limited-edition prints

Three prints featuring library book covers altered by Orton and Halliwell, an act of ‘vandalism' for which they were famously jailed. Plus your name acknowledged in the exhibition.

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£200

Framed limited edition print

Choose one of three limited-edition book jacket prints (£100 reward) to have framed. Plus your name acknowledged in the exhibition._x000D_ _x000D_ We'll be in touch to confirm which is your favorite after the campaign has closed.

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£450

Your own group private view

Hold your own private view for up to 20 people, with the Senior Curator & Archivist. Includes drinks, canapés and a private tour of the exhibition. Date to be arranged by mutual agreement.

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£995

Painting by artist David Lock

Take home an original oil painting by David Lock, Joe Orton’s nephew. Plus your name acknowledged in the exhibition.

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