Tate's charitable status

Tate is a charity. This allows us to raise funds from sponsorship, donations and legacies


Tate is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Director is responsible for the departments and staff


Tate is a charity that receives around 40% of its funding from government sources. See our financial statements

Tate Report 2013–2014

The Tate Report 2013–2014 includes full details of acquisitions and loans to the collection, and also Tate Archive accessions. A large text version (without these appendices) is also available to download

Be part of Tate
Join as a Member or Patron

Members and Patrons provide vital funding for Tate, helping the gallery to provide access to art for everyone to enjoy

History of Tate

Tate first opened its doors to the public in 1897. Today it has four major sites and 70,000 artworks