In July 2013, Tate and EY entered into a major multiyear arts partnership, which has seen EY support exhibitions at both Tate Modern and Tate Britain. These have included renowned national and international artists such as Paul Klee, J M W Turner, Sonia Delaunay, Wifredo Lam, Pablo Picasso, and Van Gogh as well as group shows exploring Pop Art and the Impressionists.
Now running until 2022, The EY Exhibition has become a central fixture in the Tate programme, and to date these shows have been visited by over 1.4 million people. EY has over twenty-five 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 EY Tate Arts Partnership helps Tate to realise its ambitious arts programme across Tate Modern and Tate Britain, with EY’s support extends across the UK through corporate memberships at Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives and at many of the Plus Tate partners around the country.
In 2018/2019 the partnership expanded and now includes a a key focus on sharing experiences and specialisms across our organisations. The first iteration of this has been the Collection Care project, working with Tate to streamline workflows within the management of Tate’s 75,000 artworks. This project has helped Tate continue to deliver our artistic programme with optimal efficiency and effectiveness and has enabled Tate to continue sharing the collection with ever-greater audiences around the world.
The EY Tate In-Kind Collection Care Project has been a wonderful opportunity for our organisations to come together, blending our expertise in a truly authentic and meaningful way.
Building on our ambition to deliver Tate’s artistic programme with optimal efficiency and effectiveness, EY worked with our teams to test and strengthen our operational workflows and provided a new framework for managing change strategically and collaboratively. Their experience and focused approach allowed us to test processes openly and co-design improvements.
We are really delighted with the outcomes of the project so far. The experience has reinforced the strong relationship our organisations have and established a successful model for working together in the future so that we can continue to support the right to art for everyone.
Rosemary Lynch, Director of Collection Care at Tate
EY and Tate have a special partnership, rooted in a shared belief in the ability of the visual arts to be a force for good in the world. Whether through building a better working world or championing art and its value to society, The EY Tate Arts Partnership brings immense value to both organisations – enabling us to achieve more together.