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At Art UK we are on a mission to democratise access to the nation's art collection.

Help us make this possible. Become an Art UK Citizen.

Art UK is a young charity, doing vital work to provide universal free access to the nation's art.

By making a contribution of as little as £25 a year, you will help us keep art alive and relevant for generations to come.


Because 80% of the nation's art collection is not on public view, as an Art UK Citizen you will be helping us to ensure what is publicly owned is publicly accessible – for enjoyment, learning and research.

The need for our work is even greater at the moment and over the past 12 months, our Citizens have supported us to:

  • Launch Curations – a new online curation tool
  • Grow the Art UK audience to 3 million website users a year, an annual increase of 27%
  • Reach 12 million page views a year
  • Support 100 venues through the Great British Art Quiz, in partnership with The Guardian
  • Generate over £100,000 in revenue for collections through the Art UK Shop – an annual increase of 137%
  • Facilitate over 22,000 acts of engagement with our learning programme
  • Add over 27,000 new artworks
  • Publish hundreds of new stories
  • Initiate the #OnlineArtExchange on Twitter to help collections across the UK connect and collaborate during the pandemic 

As a thank you, you will receive:

  • A quarterly newsletter from our Director, keeping you up to date with our work
  • A pack of 12 art postcards to share with friends and spread the word
  • A £5 voucher to spend on Art UK products in our online shop

Please join us and spread the word – sign up as an Art UK Citizen today.

Still the Race of Hero Spirits Pass the Torch from Hand to Hand

Still the Race of Hero Spirits Pass the Torch from Hand to Hand

1909, tempera on canvas by Walter Crane (1845–1915)