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  •  Individuals Patrons
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  •  Individuals Patrons

Whitechapel Gallery Patrons enjoy unparalleled insight and access to the contemporary cultural landscape of London and beyond.

Through a bespoke programme of events, collection visits, dinners and discussions, courses, studio tours and international trips, we offer our Patrons the unique opportunity to explore the art of the 21st Century with artists and curators as their guides.

Our Patrons are highly valued supporters of the Gallery whose generosity directly supports our ambitious artistic programme, helping to shape the future of contemporary art. There are different levels at which you can become a Patron and embark on a journey of discovery with the
Whitechapel Gallery:


Rummana Naqvi
Individual Development Manager

T: +44 (0)20 7522 7870
E: rummananaqvi@whitechapelgallery.org

Levels of Support

Whitechapel Gallery Patrons: £1,000 - £2,999 per year

A group of passionate arts enthusiasts whose annual donations provide invaluable support for the Whitechapel Gallery across the breadth of its activities.

  • A bespoke programme of exclusive events and trips with artists and curators throughout the year
  • Invitations for you and your guests to special curator-led tours
  • VIP Invitations for you and a guest to each exhibition special private view
  • A concierge booking service for public events by leading curators, artists and thinkers
  • Special opportunities around UK and international art fairs
  • Priority reservation on new Whitechapel Gallery Limited Edition artworks
  • Priority booking on Whitechapel Gallery Courses
  • Mailed copy of the Whitechapel Gallery Season Guide
  • Accreditation of your support in the Gallery, in exhibition catalogues and on the website
  • Invitation to the annual presentation on the forthcoming programme by the Chief Curator
  • An annual curator-led international art trip (additional charges may apply).
Curator’s Circle: £3,000 - £4,999 per year

A circle of friends who enjoy close involvement with the Gallery’s curators and whose support helps to realise the full ambitions of the Whitechapel Gallery. All the benefits of Patrons plus:

  • Invitation for you and a guest to attend one Artist Dinner each year
  • One exhibition catalogue per year
  • Priority booking on all Patron events
Director’s Circle: £5,000 + per year

An exclusive group of arts philanthropists who experience a close relationship with the Whitechapel Gallery Director and play a significant role in supporting the Gallery’s artistic vision. All the benefits as above plus:

  • Invitation for you and a guest to every main exhibition Artist Dinner
  • Invitation to a special event with the Director
  • Opportunity to host a private, out-of-hours exhibition tour for a group of 12 with a curator (additional charges may apply)
  • Complimentary exhibition catalogues for every main exhibition
  • Top priority booking on all Patron and public events


For free entry and discounts…

To receive unlimited free entry to ticketed exhibitions, discounts on Limited Editions, publications and in the café and bookshop please join as a Whitechapel Gallery Member. Your Membership will be subject to VAT

Give the gift of Patron membership

Patron membership makes a very special gift. Please contact us if you would like to enquire further about Gift Patronage. Please see the full benefits for each level below.


Become a Patron:

Alternative Payment Options:


We accept payments in a variety of ways, please contact us to discuss:

  • BACS transfer
  • Debit or credit card payment over phone
  • Direct Debit, form to be returned via post
  • Cheque, returned via post along with your completed joining form
  • Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)
  • If you are a US or Canadian tax payer*
  • *US tax payers can make their donations tax deductible by paying via the American Friends of the Whitechapel Gallery and Canadian tax payers can receive tax credit by paying via the Council for Canadian American Relations. Please call or email us for further information and account details.


Gift Aid and VAT information
Whitechapel Gallery patronage comprises of a commercial value detailing the actual cost of benefits Patrons may receive, plus a donation. These benefits can be purchased separately at this price, and any amounts given over and above this benefits value are given freely as a donation and are eligible for Gift Aid.
For Gift Aid and VAT purposes your contribution is split as follows:
Patrons  − Donation £830/Benefits £170 | Curator’s Circle Patronage – Donation £2,700/Benefits £300 | Director’s Circle Patronage – Donation £4,420/Benefits £580
To discuss purchasing benefits seperately, please contact the Development Office on +44 (0)20 7522 7870

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