Programming & Exhibitions

Programming & Exhibitions

Programming and Exhibitions Support

Support for specific projects and exhibitions enables the Serpentine to exhibit educational, challenging, ground breaking and dynamic programming from all disciplines of contemporary art from painting, portraiture and sculpture to digital film, photography and sound. The Serpentine’s primary objective is to reach and educate new audiences by expanding and diversifying its free and accessible series of Art, Architecture, Design, Education and Public Programmes. 

Projects to Support

Donation and sponsorship opportunities are available across all programming and include:

  • Each of our seasonal exhibitions in the Serpentine Gallery and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery offering a total of eight possible exhibitions per year. Current opportunities exist for 2018 and 2019. 
  • Park Nights, an annual series of specially commissioned live art, poetry, music, film, literature, performance and theory held on selected Friday nights in the Pavilion from July – October.
  • The Serpentine Marathon which is an annual interdisciplinary event that takes place during the week of Frieze Art Fair and marks the close of the Serpentine Pavilion.
  • The Annual Serpentine Pavilion, a unique annual architectural commission that presents a landmark structure by an internationally acclaimed architect exhibited from June – October.
  • Public Programming and Education Projects that build dynamic relationships between art, artists and people and play a pioneering role in the field of art education. These projects vary in scale, duration and location, and challenge expectations of where and how art can be encountered.
  • Event Sponsors and in-kind providers are sought for a range of Serpentine events including The Summer Party, The Future Contemporaries Party and Opening Exhibition Celebrations.

Giving Levels

The Serpentine offers donation and sponsorship opportunities at all levels of giving for Individuals, Corporations, Trusts and Foundations with benefits packages that are customised and tailored to the donation, partnership or collaboration. Indicative giving and acknowledgement levels are given below.

£100,000 +






For further information about supporting specific programmes or exhibitions with the Serpentine Galleries, please contact:

Emily Gardener, Head of Major Gifts and Programme Fundraising
Telephone: 020 7298 7590

Email:  [email protected]

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Verses After Dusk Installation view 4

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Verses After Dusk

Installation view, Serpentine Gallery (2 June – 13 September 2015)

Duane Hanson Installation view 5

Duane Hanson

Installation view, Serpentine Sackler Gallery (2 June – 13 September 2015)

Park Nights prelude with selgascano, Sou Fujimoto, Smiljan Radic and Sarah Ichioka, 23 June 2015, Serpentine Pavilion

Park Nights prelude, 23 June 2015


Park Nights 2014: Heather Phillipson (9)

Heather Phillipson

the flavour of cooling enormities

Serpentine Galleries Park Nights, 3 October 2014

© Heather Phillipson

Park Nights 2015: An Evening of Poetry - Heather Phillipson

Park Nights 2015: An Evening of Poetry, 10 July 2015

Heather Phillipson

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Park Nights 2015: An Evening of Poetry, 10 July 2015