Support & Donate
Somerset House is a centre for contemporary culture and home to a thriving creative community. We combine our heritage with a commitment to championing pioneering artistic practice.
Realising our potential and our ambitions as a new kind of artistic centre for the 21st century – a place where art is imagined, made and presented – relies on working in partnership with a broad range of supporters, donors and sponsors.
As an entirely self-funded charity receiving no regular public funding, our supporters help us to:
- Preserve and renew one of the capital’s most iconic historic buildings, welcoming more than 3 million visitors each year.
- Nurture emerging artists of all ages, providing urgently needed studio space, bursaries and commissions.
- Present an innovative cultural programme, giving audiences opportunities to discover the people and ideas behind the creative process.
Develop young people’s creative skills through an expanded learning programme.
Somerset House Supporters’ Court – This is a new initiative for individuals who would like to help us fulfil our artistic vision, preserve Somerset House’s architectural glory and inspire artists and audiences. Supporters’ Court members will also get unprecedented access to our cultural events, restaurants and meeting spaces and opportunities to get to know our resident artists and creative enterprises.
Memberships are available for donations of £500 - £2,500 per annum, with discounts for younger supporters.
For more information about joining Somerset House Supporters’ Court, or to discuss any other donation or other ways of making a difference to our work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)20 7845 4635
Somerset House Trust is grateful for any donations received.
Sponsorship & Brand Partnerships
Somerset House is an iconic cultural destination where daring and original work comes to life. Our dynamic programme includes skating, films and live music in the Edmond J Safra Fountain Court, as well as an innovative exhibition programme celebrating contemporary culture in all its forms.
Recent exhibition highlights include Big Band Data and Isabella Blow; Fashion Galore!
Somerset House welcomes the opportunity to develop brand partnerships, ranging from headline sponsorships of specific exhibitions and events to pouring rights, engagement with our interactive learning programme to year-round naming rights across the site.
Somerset House offers an ideal canvas to engage with visitors and activate brands in an iconic setting.
We have also just launched a new Corporate Membership programme for corporates who share our commitment to innovation and wish to engage employees and clients across our wide-ranging cultural programme, as well as access benefits such as discounted room hire. We are delighted to welcome Bloomberg as a Founding Corporate Member.
Sponsorship and partner opportunities exist within all elements of the public programme. To find out more, please contact:
Somerset House Trust would like to thank all its current brand partners, trusts, foundations and funders for their generous support:
- American Express
- Blavatnik Family Foundation
- Bloomberg LLP
- UKFidelity Foundation
- Fortnum & Mason
- Foyle Foundation
- The Garfield Weston Foundation
- The Harold & Daphne Cooper Charitable Trust
- Sir Siegmund Warburg Settlement Trust
- The Outnet
- Westminster City Council
And special thanks to the following for their important role in the transformation of Somerset House:
- Edmond J Safra Philanthropic Foundation
- Headley Trust
- Heritage Lottery Fund
- The Rothschild Foundation
- The Garfield Weston Foundation
- The Linbury Trust
- The Monument Trust