Tate has largest arts membership scheme in Europe

first_img Howard Lake | 8 October 2012 | News Tagged with: arts Membership Research / statistics  103 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Tate has largest arts membership scheme in Europe This year Tate Members will contribute over £6 million to Tate from subscription income of which £1.5 million will be used to purchase works of art.Nicholas Serota, Tate’s Director, said: “100,000 is a milestone in extending Tate’s reach into the wider community. Tate’s relationship with Members lies at the heart of our activities. Their support and their enthusiasm for the visual arts encourages us to strengthen the Collection and develop the programme in exciting directions’.”Membership benefitsMembers pay an annual subscription fee of £60-£120. In return they can visit all Tate exhibitions as many times as they wish. They receive monthly ebulletins, a bi-monthly guide and TATE ETC. magazine.They also have access to a Members Room at Tate Modern, and will also have access to a new Members Room at Tate Britain in a year’s time.www.tate.org.uk Tate Members, Tate’s membership scheme, now has over 100,000 members, making it the largest of all Europe’s galleries and arts venues. The scheme has grown fourfold since May 2000 when, at the point when Tate Modern opened, there were 25,000 members.Eighty-six per cent of members renew each year on average.Tate Members was founded in 1958 to support the Gallery. Since then Members have contributed to the acquisition of over 400 works for the national Collection. Advertisementlast_img