Opportunities for Trust and Foundation Support
Tate works closely with both British and international foundations to provide funding for core activities and the protection of its Collection.
We are indebted to our trust and foundation supporters without whose generosity many important projects would not have been possible.
Outlined below are a few examples of specific areas that trusts and foundations can support at Tate.
The Gallery also welcomes general operating support to help fund its most critical needs.
Interpretation and Education Programmes
Each year, Tate serves more than 400,000 people through educational programmes across its four galleries: Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool
and Tate St Ives.
In addition, nearly 4 million people visit Tate's website each year, including participants in our online education initiatives.
This broad audience includes children, families, students, teachers, adults, and community groups with various levels of interest and knowledge
about art and its history.
Programmes range from school tours to Sign Language interpreted gallery talks to scholarly symposia.
See additional information on Tate's Interpretation and Education programmes.
Trusts and Foundations can support a particular programme - for example, The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, which aims to open up arts
and education to young people, has supported school and youth activities at Tate Modern since the Gallery's launch.
Alternatively, Tate benefits greatly from unrestricted support of its education programmes, which allows the gallery to allocate
funding toward those educational initiatives most in need of private support during a particular fiscal year.
Conservation Science: Research and Treatment of the Collection
The National Collection of British and Modern Art is owned by the nation and entrusted to Tate, which ensures that it can be enjoyed by the
public throughout the country and abroad.
The Conservation Department at Tate cares for paintings, sculptures, frames, works on paper, and electronic media.
In addition to restoring and cleaning works for our own research, exhibitions, and displays, works are needed for loans to museums throughout
the country and across the world.
Learn more about the Tate Collection
and the Tate Research programme.
Both The Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation and The Leverhulme Trust are currently supporting a research project on the analysis of modern paints.
Findings from this project will help conservators to develop appropriate conservation strategies, investigate artists' materials and techniques,
design optimum display and storage conditions for collections, and resolve provenance and authentication issues.
To complement its permanent Collection, Tate also organises approximately 20 major special exhibitions across its four galleries annually in
addition to smaller installations and Collection displays.
These temporary shows are perhaps the most visible example of Tate fulfilling its mission to make its Collection accessible to the public
and foster interest in and learning about art.
Learn more about the special exhibitions programme.
Trusts and foundations can either give general support toward an exhibition or choose to give to a particular aspect of it, such as
education programmes or the exhibition catalogue.
Most recently, The Henry Moore Foundation has lent support to the installation of Semi-detached, by Michael Landy, at Tate Britain
- the latest in a series of biennial sculpture commissions.
For more information about how a foundation or trust can support Tate, please contact:
+44 (0) 20 7887 8722