Benefactors’ Programme

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We invite you to join the Chisenhale Gallery Benefactors’ Programme as a Director's Circle Patron, Patron or Friend.

Chisenhale Gallery has enabled the realisation of major works by an international array of world-renowned artists, often establishing careers through timely solo commissions, most recently with Ed Fornieles, Celine Condorelli, Camille Henrot, Jordan Wolfson, Mariana Castillo Deball, Helen Marten, Amalia Pica, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Ed Atkins and in the 1990s with artists such as Rachel Whiteread, Cornelia Parker, Gillian Wearing, Sam Taylor-Wood and Wolfgang Tillmans. 

The 2018 commissions programme consists of four new exhibitions by Lydia Ourahmane, Paul Maheke, Banu Cennetoğlu and Lawrence Abu Hamdan.  As part of the commissioning process discursive events are programmed in collaboration with each artist and run throughout the duration of their exhibition.  With a reputation for identifying new artistic talent the gallery also has a commitment to connecting with young people, local schools and community organisations.

Friends, Patrons and Director’s Circle Patrons have an opportunity to participate directly by enabling the production of artist’s projects and thereby guaranteeing the continuation of this now legendary art space.

Chisenhale Gallery is a registered charity and part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio. The exhibitions, events and education programmes are fundraised for in entirety through individuals, funding bodies, trusts and foundations and corporate sponsorship. We often collaborate with arts agencies and other organisations to co-produce projects.

We increasingly rely on individuals for financial support and to join our vibrant community of advocates for the gallery. Your support is greatly valued and appreciated and as a small-scale organisation we offer a close and engaged relationship with all the gallery’s activities. Every donation we receive directly supports the production of new work by emerging artists.

In recognition of benefactors’ support we can offer a range of benefits and activities detailed below. The most significant benefit is supporting the development of the artistic programme itself.


Director’s Circle: £2,500

Director's Circle Patrons join an intimate group of key supporters of the gallery and participate in a close relationship with all the gallery’s activities. Alongside receiving the same benefits as Patrons detailed below, Director's Circle Patrons are offered first preview of new Chisenhale Editions, opportunities to attend bespoke events such as studio visits with artists or informal access to project development and participate in regular dialogue with the director and trustees.

Click here to join as a Director's Circle Patron and donate online via PayPal

Or click here to download our benefactor subscription form for details of other ways to pay


Patron: £900

-  Invitations and programme bulletins
-  Acknowledgement on our website and the thank you board in the  
    entrance of the gallery
-  previews of new Chisenhale Editions
-  10% discount on limited edition prints & publications
-  Invitations to special talks, events and private viewings of the exhibitions
-  Invitations to privately hosted events with artists, curators and collectors
-  Invitation to the annual Chisenhale Gallery Patrons dinner

Click here to join as a Patron and donate online via PayPal

Or click here to download our benefactor subscription form for details of other ways to pay


Friend: £250
-  Invitations and programme bulletins
-  Acknowledgement on our website
-  previews of new Chisenhale Editions
-  10% discount on limited edition prints & publications
-  Invitations to special talks, events and private viewings of the exhibitions

Click here to join as a Friend and donate online via PayPal

Or click here to download our benefactor subscription form for details of other ways to pay


As a registered charity we welcome all donations. However small or large, they make a huge difference to Chisenhale Gallery’s ongoing activities.



*Please note that American Express card payments will incur a 2% surcharge to cover costs charged by the card issuer.


For enquiries please contact development@chisenhale.org.uk or call the gallery on +44 (0)20 8981 4518


Tax Effective Giving
Any donation, no matter how small or large, can qualify for tax relief under Gift Aid of 25% as long as the donor is a UK tax payer. For example: if you give Chisenhale Gallery a donation of £900, the Gallery can reclaim an extra £225 from the Inland Revenue.

If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate you can also benefit. For example: if you become a Director’s Circle Patron and make a donation of £2,500, as a higher rate UK tax payer you could be entitled to claim up to £625 from HMRC. This means that your donation of £2,500 to Chisenhale would cost you only £1,875. If you want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid Donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.

American Supporters: CAF voucher
In order for your contribution to be tax effective in the US, may we suggest your donation is made through the Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF America), which is registered in the US as a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organisation. CAF America will deduct an 8% administrative fee from the donation before forwarding it to Chisenhale Gallery. For more information please contact development@chisenhale.org.uk