Whitechapel Art Gallery is a charitable trust governed by a Scheme of the Charity Commissioners dated 10 November 1981, as amended by Schemes dated 10 May 1988 and 9 March 2001. The Gallery is registered for charitable purposes with the Charity Commission, Charity Registration No. 312162.
The objectives for which the Charity is established are:
The provision and maintenance of an art gallery for exhibition to the public of modern and historical fine art; modern and historical design and applied art; and work done by school children and local communities.
Promoting and encouraging the education of the public in the arts both in the Gallery and elsewhere.
These objectives are met by the operation of an art gallery in Whitechapel High Street in East London, and by carrying out promotional and educational activities, such as the organising of touring exhibitions and publications.
Statement of Purpose
To bring modern and contemporary art and ideas to local, national and international audiences by providing a place for free-thinking, creativity and learning.
Four strategic aims that will guide all our work for the next five years
To present a consistently excellent, unified and diverse programme of exhibitions, events and activity for all our different audiences that can be sustainably resourced.
To programme to broaden our audience locally, in
To be a diverse, professional, entrepreneurial and outwardly facing organisation.
To create an accessible and welcoming social, intellectual and artistic place for reflection, creativity and risk-taking.