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  •  Individuals Patrons
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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:

Contact

Katherine Proudlove
Patrons and Membership Manager

T: +44 (0)20 7522 7898
E: supporters@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. With an annual donation from £1,000 or £83 per month, Patrons receive the following benefits:

  • Full access to London’s most exciting Patron Events Programme
  • VIP invitations for you and a guest to attend Whitechapel Gallery seasonal Private Views
  • Priority reservations on new Whitechapel Gallery limited edition artworks
  • Advance booking for our annual gala event, Art Icon
  • A concierge booking service for public events by leading practitioners, artists and thinkers
  • Mailed copies of the Whitechapel Gallery Patron Events Programme and Season Guide
  • Accreditation in the Gallery, in exhibition catalogues and on the website
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. With an annual donation from £3,000 or £250 per month, Curator’s Circle Patrons receive the following benefits:

  • Exclusive programme of Curator-led events
  • Invitation to one artist dinner per year
  • One exhibition catalogue per year
  • Priority invitation to all International Study Trips (additional charges apply)
  • Full access to London’s most exciting Patron Events Programme
  • VIP invitations for you and a guest to attend Whitechapel Gallery seasonal Private Views
  • Priority reservations on new Whitechapel Gallery limited edition artworks
  • Advance booking for our annual gala event, Art Icon
  • A concierge booking service for public events by leading practitioners, artists and thinkers
  • Mailed copies of the Whitechapel Gallery Patron Events Programme and Season Guide
  • Accreditation in the Gallery, in exhibition catalogues and on the website
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. With an annual donation from £5,000 or £415 per month, Director’s Circle Patrons receive the following benefits:

  • Exclusive programme of Director-led events
  • Invitation to all artist dinners
  • Three exhibition catalogues per year
  • Priority invitation to all International Study Trips (additional charges apply)
  • Full access to London’s most exciting Patron Events Programme
  • VIP invitations for you and a guest to attend Whitechapel Gallery seasonal Private Views
  • Priority reservations on new Whitechapel Gallery limited edition artworks
  • Advance booking for our annual gala event, Art Icon
  • A concierge booking service for public events by leading practitioners, artists and thinkers
  • Mailed copies of the Whitechapel Gallery Patron Events Programme and Season Guide
  • Accreditation in the Gallery, in exhibition catalogues and on the website

Become a Patron:


 

Add Membership

To receive unlimited free entry to ticketed exhibitions, discounts on Limited Edition artworks, 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.

Alternative Payment Options:

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

  • BACS transfer
  • Debit or credit card payment via phone
  • Direct Debit payment via phone, email or 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 separately, please contact the Development Office on +44 (0)20 7522 7898

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