• Tate and EY announce three-year UK partnership across Tate Modern and Tate Britain
  • This marks twenty years of investment by EY in arts and culture in the UK
  • The first EY Exhibition, Paul Klee: Making Visible opens at Tate Modern this autumn 

Tate and EY (Ernst & Young) today announced a major new three-year arts partnership, making EY one of the largest corporate supporters of Tate. 

EY has twenty years’ experience of supporting and investing in UK arts and culture, but this new partnership – its largest with a single arts organisation inBritain– marks a major step-up in the firm’s activity, reflecting EY’s new global strategy and its international reach. 

The EY Tate partnership will help Tate to realise its ambitious arts programme across Tate Modern and TateBritain, 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, from Bristol to Cambridge, Manchester and Birmingham. 

EY’s commitment will also help Tate realise three major autumn exhibitions over the next three years. Entitled The EY Exhibition, they will start this October with Paul Klee: Making Visible at Tate Modern. This will be the UK’s first large-scale Klee exhibition for over a decade, bringing together around 100 works by this playful and radical master of European Modernism. 

Tate and EY play an important part in the economic and working life of the UK. Annually Tate reaches an audience of over 21 million people through its activities, including 7 million visitors to its galleries in the UK. EY continues with its strategy to invest for growth. Last year the firm reported £1.6bn UK revenue, saw a 10% increase (1,200 jobs) in headcount and maintained its position as one of the UK’s top ten graduate employers. 

This collaboration between two internationally-recognised institutions has the potential to help build a better working world for their visitors and clients respectively and the communities in which they work. 

Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate, says:

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 as we develop our international associations in the future.” 

Steve Varley, Chairman and UK & Ireland Managing Partner, EY, says:

“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 UK economy. The arts and the services sector can make a significant contribution to building brand Britain.”

Notes to Editor

About Tate

Tate’s mission is to increase public understanding and enjoyment of British, modern and contemporary art. Its four galleries in the UKattract over 7 million visitors per year and its activities reach across the country and beyond through collaborations and partnerships. Plus Tate, for example, is a national initiative in which Tate and 18 dynamic visual arts organisations across the UK have joined together to exchange ideas, skills and resources. 

The EY Exhibition – Paul Klee: Making Visible is the first of three annual exhibitions to be supported by the Tate EY partnership. Opening at Tate Modern on 16 October 2013, it will bring together colourful drawings, watercolours and paintings from collections around the world, spanning Klee’s renowned career and reuniting key groups of work for the first time. 

About EY 

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

EY refers to the global organisation and may refer to one or more of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organisation, please visit ey.com.

Contact

For further information please contact: 
Duncan Holden/Cecily Carbone, Tate Press Office
Call +44(0)20 7887 8731/4939   
Email pressoffice@tate.org.uk 

EY press office contact details:
Nigel Rubenstein, Brunswick Arts
Call +44 (0)20 7936 1290              
Email eytate@brunswickgroup.com