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
• A thank you on our website
• Invitations to all Friends events and to exclusive Patrons events
• Opportunities to attend exclusive events taking you right to the heart of our collections
• An invitation to our Christmas party held for our Supporters
• 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)

£2000 per year joint membership

All of the above benefits plus

• A guided tour of your choice for you and 4 guests led by a specialist curator
• A private tour of our conservation studios or art store by a senior curator

Gold Patron

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

£5,500 per year joint membership

All of the above benefits plus

• A private drinks reception with our Director
• A guided tour of 1 exhibition per year of your choice for you and 10 guests led by specialist curator
• Acknowledgement 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:

The Development Team
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
M2 3JL

Tel: 0161 235 8873


Business Partners and Patrons

Business Partners

Alliance Manchester Business School


Cobden House Chambers

Torevell & Partners



Hill Dickinson

Quorum Estates

The Emerson Group

St Johns Buildings


Martyn & Valerie Torevell

Audra Sheffield

Carole  Nash

Peter Gwyn

Mary Mallick

Tom & Jo Bloxham

Tim Entwhistle

John Nicholl

Livingstone Trust

Ross Warburton

Gill Crook

James Mycock

Liz Cowell

Peter & Laura Carstensen

Jim Spencer

Jo Simpson

Chris Klingenberg

Robert Moss

Mark Parello

Geoffrey Nicholson

Shane Akeroyd

Funders and Sponsors

Manchester City Council

Arts Council England

Heritage Lottery Fund

The Zochonis Charitable Trust

The British Council

The Charles Wallace Trusts

The John Ellerman Foundation

GF Smith

Farrow & Ball

Manchester Gin