Support Us

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.

There are a variety of ways to engage with Somerset House as a supporter or corporate partner. 

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.

Your support will ensure that we continue to be a place that is open to all and where art is imagined, developed, made and presented.

Thank You 

Somerset House Trust would like to thank all our sponsors, corporate members, brand partners, donors, trusts, foundations and other funding partners supporting our work:

  • American Express
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Blavatnik Family Foundation
  • Bloomberg LLP
  • Boltini Trust
  • Bowers & Wilkins
  • Canon UK
  • Case Foundation
  • Charles Russell Speechlys
  • CHK Charities Ltd
  • City Bridge Trust
  • Cockayne Foundation
  • Coty
  • John Ellerman Foundation
  • Film4
  • Fortnum & Mason
  • Foyle Foundation
  • Gaia Art Foundation
  • The Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Givaudan
  • The Harold & Daphne Cooper Charitable Trust
  • Liberty London
  • The Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation
  • The Outnet
  • Outset Contemporary Art Fund
  • Peroni
  • The Port of London Authority
  • Propercorn
  • Saxton Bampfylde
  • Sipsmith
  • Sir Siegmund Warburg Settlement Trust
  • 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