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  • Edmund de Waal talks to patrons about his exhibition Atmosphere
  • Grayson Perry: Provincial Punk exhibition preview

    Grayson Perry: Provincial Punk exhibition preview

    Photo Manu Palomeque
  • Tracey Emin: She Lay Down Deep Beneath the Sea exhibition preview

    Tracey Emin: She Lay Down Deep Beneath the Sea exhibition preview

    Photo Manu Palomeque

Support > Become a patron

Turner Contemporary is one of the most distinctive galleries in the UK, showcasing world-class art and leading successful culture-led regeneration.

Our Patrons are our most valued supporters, contributing vital funds to support our work.

By becoming a Patron you will help us, as a charity, realise our vision to make great art accessible to all. Your support will make a difference to the lives of thousands of people through:

- Our dynamic programme of free exhibitions
- Our ground-breaking work with young people
- The regeneration of our local community

Individual Patron Membership£1,000 per annum

Discover a closer relationship with Turner Contemporary:
- Exclusive exhibition previews
- Behind-the-scenes access, tours and meet-the-artist opportunities
- Exclusive Patron events
- Recognition of your generosity on our honours board and on our website
- A 10% discount in our shop and café 
For further information and to discuss opportunities please contact us:
+ 44 (0) 1843 233020 

"Feeling like you are an integral part and supporting such a dynamic organisation is enormously rewarding. It has brought us so much pleasure, we've loved meeting the artists and feeling like we are a real part of the Turner Contemporary family."
Kerry and John, Patron

"Becoming Patrons of Turner Contemporary has given us the confidence to set up our own business in Margate. It’s shown us that this is much more than an art gallery; it is a focal point, a meeting place and an education. I think that we’re going to be friends for a very long time."

Stuart Atkinson and Kiel Shaw, Founding Patrons

Join now

To become a patron by bank transfer or cheque please complete the joining form and return to:

Development Team
Turner Contemporary

or email to




Leave a Legacy

Once you have provided for your loved ones, please do think about leaving a gift in your will to Turner Contemporary.

Gifts from wills help us to provide a world-class programme for local and national audiences.

If you would like to discuss this further please contact our development team on:

T: + 44 (0)1843 233 020

Remember Gift Aid

Every donation you make to Turner Contemporary (including donations in our on-site donation boxes) could be worth even more if you Gift Aid it. Doing this means that you can boost the value of your donation by 25p for every £1 donated. As this extra money comes from the Government, it doesn’t cost you a thing!

How Gift Aid works

It’s very simple. You just need to give us your permission by signing a Gift Aid declaration form allowing us to claim tax back on your donation. It also means that we can claim tax back on any donation that you have given to us in the last four years.

Am I eligible for Gift Aid?

You are eligible if you are a UK tax payer.

Visit HMRC website for guidance 

Donate your tax rebate

If you have been fortunate enough to get a tax rebate, why not donate all, or part of it, to Turner Contemporary? All you need to do is add our registered number CR45914 in the appropriate box on the self-assessment form.