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Art UK Benefactors share in our commitment to open up the nation's public art collections to the world – for learning, enjoyment and research.

Ongoing support from our Benefactors ensures we can fulfil our central mission of democratising access to art. Each year, their generosity helps us to develop our valuable learning resources for schools, add more artworks to our platform, and provide greater recognition for underrepresented artists.


Become a Benefactor from just £42 per month

With an annual gift of between £500 (£42 by monthly Direct Debit) and £2,499, our Benefactor programme offers many opportunities to get involved with Art UK, including:

  • Unique events Invitations to a lively programme of social events, including exclusive private views at unusual and exceptional venues, online talks, and our annual Patron's parties. Recent events include a private view at Mercer's Hall of 'Fifty Works by Fifty British Women Artists, 1900–1950', and an exclusive curated tour of the Government Art Collection.
  • Director's news You will also hear directly from Art UK's Director who will give you the inside track by sharing news in regular enewsletters.

For annual gifts of £2,500–£5,000, we also offer:

  • Artist insight Behind-the-scenes tours of selected partner collections and inspirational studio tours hosted by artists. Recent events have included a private tour of The Vault 100, the Ned's Club art collection housed within the iconic former Midland Bank HQ, and our first annual Patron's party, held at the studio of our 2019 Patron, Yinka Shonibare CBE RA.
  • Director's dinner Our Silver and Gold Benefactors are invited to our annual dinner with Art UK's Director and trustees. Recent venues have included the gallery at Philip Mould & Co and The Hiscox Collection.

The 2019 Patron's party was held at Yinka Shonibare's studio

The 2019 Patron's party was held at Yinka Shonibare's studio

Help us make a difference

Join our Benefactors to help make our vision a reality – to make what is publicly owned publicly accessible for everyone, and to keep art alive and relevant for generations to come.

If you would like to discuss becoming an Art UK Benefactor in more detail, please email Development Manager Liz May on 

Alternatively, you can sign up using our online form