Tate Members is a charity which supports Tate’s fundamental purpose of increasing understanding and enjoyment of British, modern and contemporary art.

Established in 1958 as Friends of the Tate, the charity has gone on to:

  • help Tate acquire over 500 artworks for the collection
  • provide substantial support for Tate programmes
  • sponsor many major exhibitions

In the last five years alone, Members have contributed over £20 million to Tate.


Tate Members Council

The charity Tate Members is governed by the Tate Members Council: 10–15 elected Members who are both directors of the company and trustees, and who have ultimate responsibility for its management

Applying for Tate Members Council

Any Member (with the exception of second card holders) is welcome to apply to be considered for Council. There is provision for up to three Member-nominated members on Council.

Tate Members Extraordinary General Meeting

Tate held an Extraordinary General Meeting of Tate Members on Friday 26 February 2016 at 18:45. Find out more information about the Extraordinary General Meeting of Tate Members.

Tate Members Annual General Meeting

Tate celebrated the remarkable difference that Members make at the Tate Members Annual General Meeting and reception on the 4 December 2015.

Tate Members registered company and charity information

Tate Members registered charity number: 313021

Tate Members is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales.

  • Registered number: 600340
  • Registered address: Tate, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
  • VAT No: GB-240-2000-43

If you have a query, email members@tate.org.uk.

Tate Members accounts

Detailed financial statements for Tate Members: