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Art UK Benefactors share in our commitment to open up the nation's public art collections to the world – for learning, enjoyment and research.

Ongoing support from our Benefactors ensures we can fulfil our central mission of democratising access to art. Each year, their generosity helps us to develop our valuable learning resources for schools, add more artworks to our platform, and provide greater recognition for underrepresented artists.


Become a Benefactor from just £42 per month

With an annual gift of between £500 (£42 by monthly Direct Debit) and £5,000, our Benefactor programme offers many opportunities to get involved with Art UK, including:

  • Unique events Invitations to a lively programme of social events, including exclusive private views at unusual and exceptional venues, online talks, and our annual summer party. 
  • Artist insight Behind-the-scenes tours of selected partner collections and inspirational studio tours hosted by artists.
  • Chief Executive news You will also hear directly from Art UK's Chief Executive who will give you the inside track by sharing news in regular enewsletters.

We are finalising our events programme for 2024 and will share that here shortly.

The 2019 Patron's party was held at Yinka Shonibare's studio

The 2019 Patron's party was held at Yinka Shonibare's studio

Help us make a difference

Join our Benefactors to help make our vision a reality – to make what is publicly owned publicly accessible for everyone, and to keep art alive and relevant for generations to come.

If you would like to discuss becoming an Art UK Benefactor in more detail, please email Head of Development Liz Carter-May on