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Whitechapel Gallery First Futures is a network of young philanthropists, arts professionals and enthusiasts who share a passion for contemporary art and culture.

First Futures is an inspiring way to experience the art world with like-minded people, who enjoy a tailored programme of exclusive events, exhibition tours, private collection visits and studio tours.

The Whitechapel Gallery provides a direct experience of contemporary art and is proud to have premiered in the UK world-class artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Frida Kahlo.

Join First Futures and become part of our history of firsts.

First Futures: £500 - £999 per year

With an annual donation from £500 or £41 per month, First Futures receive the following benefits:

  • 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 First Future:

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:
Donation £380/Benefits £120 

To discuss purchasing benefits separately, please contact the Development Office on +44 (0)20 7522 7898


Katherine Proudlove
Patrons and Membership Manager

T: +44 (0)20 7522 7898
E: firstfutures@whitechapelgallery.org

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