Manchester Art Gallery

Directors circle

Enjoy exclusive behind the scenes experiences with your staff, colleagues and clients. Visit the art store at Manchester Art Gallery or take a tour of our costume collection archive at Platt Hall Gallery of Costume led by our knowledgeable collections curators. Hire the gallery free of charge on a Thursday evening or during the daytime and take the opportunity to be associated with our innovative education programme.

As a Corporate Member you’ll also receive a range of benefits to bring you closer to the art:

Recognition for your support

This includes a company name credit on our website and on our supporters’ Thank You board in the gallery’s entrance hall.

Access to an exclusive events programme designed to bring you closer to the art and the artists.

Meet the artists and attend special events with curators and like minded peers at Manchester Art Gallery and partner venues.

An annual Impact Report.

This will show how your support is making a real difference.

Advance programme mailing and periodical e-newsletter.

Be the first to hear our news and receive advance mailings about our forthcoming exhibitions and events programme.

Sponsorship priority.

As a Corporate Member you’ll have first choice in sponsoring special exhibitions and events.

Director’s Circle membership costs £4,000 per year.

Full list of benefits

Recognition of your support: Company name on the Thank you board in the gallery entrance hall.

Company logo credit on our Supporters webpage with link through to company webpage.

Invitations to special exhibition previews for employees (minimum 3 times a year)

Invitations to an annual drinks event with the Director, join Dr Maria Balshaw, Director of Manchester City Galleries and the Whitworth Art Gallery and other supporters at Manchester Art Gallery.

Invitations to partner events (e.g. Manchester Contemporary, Frieze Art Fair, Whitworth Art Gallery Previews)

Opportunity to use space within the gallery for company promotional activity at agreed times including late night openings (maximum 3 times a year)

Opportunity to engage with Manchester City Galleries’ audiences through social media.

Receive an e-newsletter of Manchester Art Gallery’s supporter news (twice a year) including advance notice of the exhibition and events programme.

A copy of Manchester City Galleries’ Annual Impact Report.

Curator led private tour of the collection or temporary exhibition (1 per year for up to 20 people).

Curator led behind the scenes tour of the gallery, Platt Hall or our conservation studios Queens Park for 6 people.

One free room hire (daytime 9-5) or Thursday evening (subject to availability).

Discounted venue hire (15% discount on first hire and 10% discount on any subsequent bookings. Discount off room hire only).

15 % discount on price of exhibition catalogues purchased from Manchester Art Gallery shop.

Priority booking for short courses, lectures and special events including the late night programme.

More information

For more information about Corporate Membership please contact the Development team:

Tel: +44 (0)161 235 8873