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Art UK Benefactors share in our commitment to open up the nation's public art collections to the world.

Ongoing support from our Benefactors ensures we can fulfil our central mission of democratising access to art.


Becoming a Benefactor

With an annual gift of between £1,000 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, and our annual spring and autumn parties. Recent events include a private view at Mercer's Hall of 'Fifty Works by Fifty British Women Artists, 1900–1950', and our spring party at the home of the Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava, Lindy Guinness.
  • Director's news You will also hear directly from Art UK's Director who will give you the inside track by sharing news in a quarterly enewsletter

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. Events this year 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 Yinka Shonibare's studio.

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

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

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 download and print our Benefactor donation form, fill it out and send it back to:

Liz May
Art UK
Third Floor, Peek House
20 Eastcheap
London EC3M 1EB