Manchester Art Gallery

Patrons and donors

Get closer to the gallery and the work we do

Our Patrons support all the work of the gallery and get a closer look behind the scenes. You’ll enjoy special previews of exhibitions, the chance to see new acquisitions and hear directly from curators.

  • Bronze Patrons (£500 per year) enjoy all Friends and best Friend benefits, personal welcome tours, invitations to previews and events and thanks on our website and supporter board.
  • Silver Patrons (£1250 per year) enjoy all of the above plus a private tour for up to four people, a tour of our conservation studios and a behind the scenes tour of our art store.
  • Gold Patrons (£3000 per year) enjoy all of the above plus an annual Gold Patrons lunch with Director Alistair Hudson, and a private exhibition or collection tour for up to ten people.

If you’d like to find out more or to become a Patron or donor please contact our Friends Coordinator, Andy Turner on:
Tel: 0161 235 8873

Our 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


Image: Ivon Hitchens Lavington Common 1938 (detail) © the artist’s estate.