Manchester Art Gallery


Enjoy a closer relationship with art

Becoming a Patron will give you a rewarding relationship with Manchester Art Gallery. As well as making a significant commitment to our work, you will have a personal and individual relationship with staff at the Gallery.

Being a Patron will allow you to explore our work in great detail, as well as giving you access to our most prestigious events and behind the scenes tours.

You can join as a Patron at 3 different levels.

Bronze Patron

£500 per year (or £450 if you pay by Direct Debit)

•All Manchester Art Gallery Friend and Best Friend benefits
•A personal welcome tour by one of our curators
•Invitations to our private view receptions of new exhibitions
•An invitation to our exclusive summer party
•A thank you on our website
•Invitations to all Friends events and to all our exclusive Patrons events
•Behind the scenes access with opportunities to attend limited edition events taking you right to the heart of our collections
•An invitation to our Christmas party held for our Friends, Best Friends and Patrons
•Insight into contemporary art with opportunities to attend events organised by our specialist contemporary art curator introducing you to artists and gallerists and helping you to gain insight into the world of collecting

Silver Patron

£1250 per year (or £1200 if you pay by Direct Debit)

All of the above benefits plus

•A guided tour of your choice for you and 4 guests led by a specialist curator
•A private behind the scenes tour of the Gallery of Costume led by Dr Miles Lambert for you and 4 guests

Gold Patron

£3000 per year (or £2900 if you pay by Direct Debit)

All of the above benefits plus

•A private drinks reception with Dr Maria Balshaw, Director of Manchester City Galleries and the Whitworth gallery
•A guided tour of 1 exhibition per year of your choice for you and 10 guests led by specialist curator
•Acknowledgment on our supporters Thank you board within the Gallery entrance hall

Payment options

You can join our Patron scheme by downloading either the cheque or the Direct Debit application form here.

Any questions?

We understand that becoming a Patron represents a significant commitment to the gallery. If you would like to discuss becoming a Patron in more detail, please contact:

Cath Miller, Development Manager (Individual Giving)
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
M2 3JL

Tel: 0161 235 8873


Current Corporate Members and Patrons

Corporate Members

Bruntwood Group

Cobden House Chambers

Dewhurst Torevell & Co Ltd

Emerson Group Limited

Farrow & Ball


GF Smith

Hill Dickinson

Quorum Estates

SimpsonHaugh & Partners LLP

Slater and Gordon (UK) LLP

St Johns Buildings

Traffic, Transport & Highway


David & Janelle Barker

Brigid Benson

Jo Bloxham

Liz Cowell

David & Julia Eventhall

Jo Farrell

Jan Fletcher

Anne Fuller

Lissa Gross

Emma Holt

Chris Klingenberg

Jack & Janice Livingstone

Mary Mallick

Robert Moss

James Mycock

Carole & Fred Nash

Bob Newton

John Nicoll

Audra Sheffield

Jim Spencer

Margaret Stephenson

Kerry Taylor

Ross Warburton