The Council is the Serpentine’s premier circle of supporters, comprising international leaders from a variety of backgrounds and geographies who commit a suggested £50,000* over three years.
Under the leadership of Lady Elena Foster, members of the Council have access to an exclusive programme of special events and international trips. The programme focuses on emerging and exciting cultural trends, as well as privileged access to artists, architects, and designers, esteemed collections and leading figures who shape and inform culture worldwide. Council members also receive complimentary VIP access to the world’s leading art fairs and celebrated Serpentine events, including the annual Serpentine Summer Party.
The Americas Foundation 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. Foundation members commit a minimum of $10,000* per year.
In return for their generous support, members receive privileged access to a range of special events and programmes throughout the year both in the US and the UK. In New York, Mike Bloomberg, Chair of the Serpentine, has, in the past, hosted several events for the members with noted artists and architects. Quarterly artist studio visits in New York have included: Yoko Ono, Christo, Laurie Anderson, Faith Ringgold, Jeff Koons and Liz Diller. The membership also offers access to major international art events and the annual Serpentine Summer Party in London.
Patrons are a diverse group of philanthropists and art enthusiasts. Patron membership is available to any individual in return for a suggested annual payment of £2,500*.
The Patrons participate in a curated series of events, including artist studio visits, exclusive tours of esteemed private collections, and out-of-public-hours museum and gallery visits. The membership also offers access to major international art events and the annual Serpentine Summer Party in London.
The Future Contemporaries group fosters 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. Members of the Future Contemporaries pay a suggested annual payment of £1,000*.
Future Contemporaries enjoy a tailored programme of special events that give a unique insight into the contemporary art world, offering members the opportunity to engage in the range of debates surrounding contemporary art. Future Contemporaries also receive complimentary VIP access to the world’s leading art fairs.
Benefactors are the Serpentine Galleries’ founding network of supporters who contribute a suggested annual payment of £500*. Our Benefactors enjoy priority booking for public programmes and seasonal curator-led breakfast tours.
*These sums are suggested donations. For full details regarding the payment and benefits for each scheme, please contact the Patrons team.