Become an Art Partner
Art Partners are Art Fund’s closest supporters. Join this special group and see the impact of your generosity across the UK.
As an Art Partner you’ll see the difference your support makes to the UK’s public collections first-hand.
Our special group of patrons champion the UK’s museums and galleries in the same spirit of private philanthropy that Art Fund’s founders once did – and you’ll get to see this support in action through an exclusive programme of events, private views, studio visits and more.
What is an Art Partner?
Unexpected, unforgettable art experiences
We take Art Partners closer to art, with visits to private collections and exclusive views of major exhibitions.
As an Art Partner you’ll meet artists in their studios. Recently we’ve met Antony Gormley, Magdalene Odundo and Julian Opie.
We programme trips across the UK with tailored itineraries taking in key galleries and cultural highlights.
Art Partners provide crucial funding for all areas of our work.
Helping museums to acquire and care for objects and works of art.
Saving works of art
Keeping important works of art on public display in the UK.
Fuelling talent, developing expertise
Supporting the development of curators and museum professionals.
I am an Art Partner because I want the impact of my support to be felt across the country, from Kirkcudbright to Plymouth and everywhere in between
75% of Art Fund grants support museums and galleries outside of London, and our Art Partners events programme shines a light on brilliant collections across the UK.
On a recent trip to Charleston in East Sussex, Art Partners were able to hear from director Nathaniel Hepburn about the impact of Art Fund’s help to acquire the Famous Women Dinner Service, a collection of 50 hand-decorated plates by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, and how significant these works are in showcasing the history of Charleston’s bohemian residents to visitors.
Other ways to support
Donate an artwork to a museum or collection
You can gift art to the UK’s public collections through Art Fund. Find out more about donating or bequeathing a work of art and download our Guide to Giving.
Leave a permanent impression on art and culture
With your support, Art Fund can help museums for generations to come. Find out more about leaving a legacy donation and how you can help to secure the nation’s artistic future.
Support a crowdfunding project
Choose a cause that inspires you, and your donation with earn you an exclusive reward. Unlike other platforms, every single penny you give goes directly to making the project a reality.