Individuals

Individuals

Ways to Support

The generosity of our individual supporters is integral to the growth and success of the Serpentine Galleries. The Serpentine welcomes support from individuals either through joining one of our annual giving schemes, or through providing support for one of our Art, Architecture, Design, Education or Public Programmes.

By joining one of our dynamic individual giving schemes, or by making a specific project donation, you will enable the Serpentine to remain free of charge and to continue to expand and diversify its unique and innovative programming, as well as to achieve our substantial fundraising target.

Council

The Council is the Serpentine’s premier circle of supporters, comprising international leaders from a variety of backgrounds who are requested to commit a suggested £50,000 over three years (£16,667 per year). 

Council members’ donations and foresight enables the Galleries to remain open to the public free of charge and to deliver its acclaimed Art, Architecture, Design, Education and Public Programmes.

Members of the Council are acknowledged across all printed and digital materials and have access to an exclusive programme of content-led and behind-the-scenes special events and international travel, including an annual international trip. These focus on emerging and exciting cultural trends, as well as privileged access to artists, architects and designers, international collections and key figures who shape and inform culture in Britain and worldwide.

The Serpentine is also able to offer bespoke and tailored benefits packages that suit your giving level and interests.

Council membership and the associated benefits are available to any individual in return for the minimum annual payment of £3,000.  However, Council members are strongly encouraged to make an annual donation of £13,667 in addition to this payment and to commit to doing so for a three-year period.  Provided that eligibility requirements are met, the donation amount will qualify for Gift Aid and the Serpentine will submit appropriate claims to HM Revenue & Customs.

Please contact:

Emily Gardener, Head of Major Gifts and Programme Fundraising
Telephone: 020 7402 6075
Email: [email protected]

Americas Foundation

The Americas Foundation of the Serpentine Galleries, launched in 2014, is an independent, US 501(c)(3) public charity that brings together supporters from North and South America to serve as ambassadors for the Serpentine Galleries. Foundation members commit a minimum of $10,000 per year and receive regular, first-hand updates from CEO, Yana Peel, and Artistic Director, Hans Ulrich Obrist, to involve them in the strategic direction of the Galleries.

In return for their generous support, Americas Foundation members receive privileged access to a range of special events and programmes throughout the year, including: two annual meetings in New York with the Directors and noted artists, architects and global leaders; a day programme in October to coincide with Frieze London; gatherings at major international art events, such as Art Basel Miami Beach; and access to the Serpentine Galleries’ International Art Study trips with fellow donors.

For membership contributions at the $10,000 level, $8,398 is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by US law.

Please contact:

Susan Danilow, Director, Americas Foundation of the Serpentine Galleries
Telephone: +1 646 515 9225
Email: [email protected]

Diana Carroll Toole, Assistant Director, Americas Foundation of the Serpentine Galleries
Telephone: +1 212-729-9926
Email: [email protected]

Learning Council

The Serpentine is expanding its Education and Learning programme to ensure that thousands of children and young people each year engage with the arts and continue to be inspired by the benefits this engagement has. 

20% of the UK is living in poverty totalling more than 13 million people and as a result, many families are exposed to unemployment and their children are at risk of underachievement. There are also over 1.1 million young people (16 to 24) in the UK who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET).

Arts education can help change this. Learning through arts and culture has been shown by the Cultural Learning Alliance to substantially improve young people’s life prospects and attainment in all subjects and students of arts subjects have higher employability and a greater likelihood of staying in employment. In addition, students from low-income families are three times more likely to get a degree if they participated in arts activities at school.

The Serpentine Galleries’ Education Programme aims to create opportunities for children, young people and the wider family network to enjoy contemporary art, architecture and design. In doing so, the Serpentine hopes to enhance a child’s early education, bring about greater community cohesion and, in turn, increase the confidence and sociability of all children and young people who take part.

We ask that you join the Learning Council and make a donation of £5,000. In return for your support of the Serpentine your involvement will deepen as you receive special invitations to all of the Galleries’ private exhibition openings, project receptions and complimentary Kids Club membership.

Learning Council membership and the associated benefits are available to any individual in return for the minimum annual payment of £875. However, Learning Council members are strongly encouraged to make an annual donation of £3,950 in addition to this payment. Provided that eligibility requirements are met, the donation amount will qualify for Gift Aid and the Serpentine will submit appropriate claims to HM Revenue & Customs.

Please contact:

Emily Gardener, Head of Major Gifts and Programme Fundraising
Telephone: 020 7402 6075
Email: [email protected]

Patrons

The Patrons are a diverse group of philanthropist and art enthusiasts whose annual donations and foresight enables the Galleries to remain open to the public free of charge and help to underpin the Serpentine Galleries’ Art, Architecture, Design, Education and Public Programmes, assisting the Gallery to maintain free admission.

In return for your £2500 annual fees your engagement with the Serpentine Galleries will deepen as you receive special invitations to all of the Galleries’ private exhibition openings, project receptions and complimentary Collectors Circle membership.

Patron membership and the associated benefits are available to any individual in return for the minimum annual payment of £90. However, Patron members are strongly encouraged to make an annual donation of £2,410 in addition to this payment. Provided that eligibility requirements are met, the donation amount will qualify for Gift Aid and the Serpentine will submit appropriate claims to HM Revenue & Customs.

Please contact:

Emily Gardener, Head of Major Gifts and Programme Fundraising
Telephone: 020 7402 6075
Email: [email protected]

 

Future Contemporaries

The Future Contemporaries group was founded by the Serpentine Gallery in 2007 to foster a new generation of philanthropists aged 39 and under. This diverse group of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions share an enthusiasm for contemporary art, design and architecture.

In return for your support of the Serpentine, the Gallery runs a tailored programme of special quarterly and exclusive events that give a unique insight into the contemporary art world, encouraging and nurturing a lifelong association and offering members the opportunity to engage in the range of debates surrounding contemporary art as well as trends in collecting. Future Contemporaries’ donations and foresight enables the Galleries to remain open to the public free of charge and help to underpin the Serpentine Galleries’ Art, Architecture, Design, Education and Public Programmes, assisting the Gallery to maintain free admission.

Future Contemporaries membership and the associated benefits are available to any individual in return for the minimum annual payment of £174. However, members are strongly encouraged to make an annual donation of £826 in addition to this payment. Provided that eligibility requirements are met, the donation amount will qualify for Gift Aid and the Serpentine will submit appropriate claims to HM Revenue & Customs.

Please contact:

Emily Gardener, Head of Major Gifts and Programme Fundraising
Telephone: 020 7402 6075
Email: [email protected]

 

Benefactors

The Benefactors are the Galleries’ founding network of supporters whose annual donations and foresight enables the Galleries to remain open to the public free of charge and help to underpin the Serpentine Galleries’ Art, Architecture, Design, Education and Public Programmes.

In return for your £500 annual fees, your engagement with the Serpentine Galleries will deepen as you receive special invitations to all of the Galleries’ private exhibition openings and project receptions.

Benefactor membership and the associated benefits are available to any individual in return for the minimum annual payment of £30. However, members are strongly encouraged to make an annual donation of £470 in addition to this payment. Provided that eligibility requirements are met, the donation amount will qualify for Gift Aid and the Serpentine will submit appropriate claims to HM Revenue & Customs.

Please contact:

Emily Gardener, Head of Major Gifts and Programme Fundraising
Telephone: 020 7402 6075
Email: [email protected]

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