EY: The EY Tate Arts Partnership 2013–2016

A major new three-year arts partnership which, at the time, was the largest with any single arts organisation in Britain

Joseph Mallord William Turner, ‘Ancient Rome; Agrippina Landing with the Ashes of Germanicus’ exhibited 1839
Joseph Mallord William Turner
Ancient Rome; Agrippina Landing with the Ashes of Germanicus exhibited 1839

In July 2013, Tate and EY entered into a major arts partnership which has now been extended until 2019. The partnership marked a major step-up in EY’s support and investment in UK arts and culture making EY one of Tate’s largest corporate partners.

The exhibitions which have followed at Tate Modern and Tate Britain have been hugely successful and widely acclaimed, including The EY Exhibition – Paul Klee: Making Visible in 2013, The EY Exhibition – Late Turner: Painting Set Free in 2014, The EY Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay and The EY Exhibition: The World Goes Pop in 2015, and Wifredo Lam in 2016. In total, these shows were visited by over 700,000 people. Each of these exhibitions was built on new research, shedding new light on major figures and moments in art history. EY will continue to support a major exhibition in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

EY has over twenty years’ experience of supporting the visual arts in the UK, and this unique relationship is an example of how EY teams with other organisations that share their purpose and commitment to building a better working world. The EYTate Arts Partnership helps Tate to realise its ambitious arts programme across Tate Modern and Tate Britain, with EY’s support being extended through corporate memberships at Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives and at many of the Plus Tate partners around the country.

EY’s commitment has helped Tate realise five major exhibitions to date. Entitled The EY Exhibition these are:

Future EY Exhibitions will be:

Nicholas Serota, former Director of Tate said:

EY has a long history of support for the arts and their record is a fine example of the benefits that such partnerships can bring both to companies and the arts. Tate depends on such support from the private sector in order to deliver its programme, while EY’s position as a company with local knowledge across the world will also be invaluable to Tate we develop our international associations in the future.

Steve Varley, Chairman and UK and Ireland Managing Partner, EY, said:

This unique relationship is a true example of how EY uses its investment and expertise to team with other organisations that share our purpose. Together we can make a real difference over the next three years, delivering on our shared agenda: promoting the importance and value of diverse perspectives and cultures, fostering entrepreneurial spirit, and contributing to the growth of the UKeconomy. The arts and the services sector can make a significant contribution to building brand Britain.

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