Supporting the Serpentine Galleries
The generosity of our individual donors, corporate sponsorships, trusts and foundations is vital to the growth and success of the Serpentine Galleries. By supporting, you enable the Serpentine to remain free of charge and to continue to expand and diversify its unique and innovative series of Art, Architecture, Design, Education and Public Programmes.
The Serpentine has pioneered partnerships with public funders and private philanthropy for over 20 years, raising 85% of its annual income from a range of corporate supporters, private donors, charitable trusts and earned income, receiving the balance from Arts Council England.
The Serpentine needs to raise £6 for every £1 of public funding received. The average subsidy to publically funded arts organisations in England is 28% of annual income, which culminates in a ratio of £6.05 per visitor. In 2013/14 the Serpentine achieved the lowest ratios of public subsidy per visitor for an arts organisation in England at £1.18 per visitor.
The Serpentine would like to thank the individuals, trusts, foundations and companies whose generosity and foresight enable the Galleries to realise its acclaimed Exhibition, Architecture, Education, Design and Public Programmes.