New Contemporaries Supporters Club

The Supporters' Club is an initiative set up to help fund our emerging artists’ professional development. Your support will help cover the costs of our annual touring exhibition as well as studio bursaries, mentorships, talks, workshops and networking events.

Over nearly seven decades, we have played a significant role in giving a visibility to and thus defining
generations of emerging UK-based artists. Our alumni include significant post-war figures such as Frank Auerbach and Paula Rego; pop artists including Patrick Caulfield and David Hockney; decade-defining YBAs Damien Hirst and Gillian Wearing; alongside other significant contemporary figures such as Tacita Dean, Isaac Julien, Mona Hatoum, Mike Nelson, Chris Ofili, Grayson Perry, Anish Kapoor, and Rebecca Warren. More recently emerging influential artists Ed Atkins, Becky Beasley, Phil Collins, Sophie von Hellermann, Nathaniel Mellors, Haroon Mirza and Laure Prouvost have been selected. 

New Contemporaries is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. Bloomberg Philanthropies is currently the title sponsors of our annual exhibition; an on-going relationship that has been in place since 2000. We are also proud to form part of Arts Council England National Portfolio of Organisations and have been in receipt of regular public funding since 1988. In addition to these main sources of support we generate income through submissions, sales, trusts and foundations and our Supporters' Club.

This year your donation to New Contemporaries will be match funded by Arts Council England as part of our Catalyst Evolve funding. This means that every penny you donate will be matched by ACE, allowing your contribution to go further.

By becoming a New Contemporaries supporter, you are helping us to continue our fundamental work in assisting the UK’s brightest emerging artists progress from education to professionalism.

There are three levels at which you can join our Supporters' Club, and publicly acknowledge your support of New Contemporaries. In return for your support we provide the following benefits:

Supporter - £500 per annum

Benefits include:
  • Annual studio visit to a New Contemporaries’ alumnus
  • Invitation to annual Supporter’s gathering
  • Invitation to annual selection preview party
  • Advanced VIP access to Bloomberg New Contemporaries’ exhibitions
  • First chance to buy from Bloomberg New Contemporaries’ exhibition
  • Tour of Bloomberg New Contemporaries’ exhibitions led by New Contemporaries’ Director. Available at regional and London venues
  • Priority booking for public ticketed events
  • Complimentary exhibition catalogue and 10% discount on all New Contemporaries’ publications
  • Support acknowledged online, in the exhibition catalogue and other material relating to exhibition
  • Regular personal updates on New Contemporaries’ activities.

Gallery Circle - £500 per annum

Benefits include:
  • Gallery Circle members enjoy the same benefits as our Supporters
  • By joining our Gallery Circle, you will become one of our associated galleries, supporting emerging artists to continue with their practice and develop their creative careers.

Friend - £150 per annum

Benefits include:
  • Advanced VIP access to Bloomberg New Contemporaries’ exhibition
  • Complimentary exhibition catalogue and 10% discount on all New Contemporaries’ publications
  • Support acknowledged online and in the exhibition catalogue
  • Priority booking for public ticketed events
  • Regular personal updates on New Contemporaries’ activities.

Member - £50 per annum

Benefits include:
  • Personal invitation to Bloomberg New Contemporaries' exhibitions
  • Priority booking for public ticketed events
  • 10% discount on exhibition catalogue and all New Contemporaries’ publications
  • Regular updates on New Contemporaries’ activities.


As a charity, we welcome any donations large or small. If you would like to support New Contemporaries artists, exhibitions and our professional development program, you can do so by clicking the button below and making a payment via PayPal.
Alternatively, you can send a cheque made out to ‘New Contemporaries (1988) Ltd' to:

New Contemporaries
1st Floor
Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London E1 6LA

Or if you’d prefer to arrange a bank transfer please contact:


As a registered charity we can claim Gift Aid on your donation if you are a UK taxpayer. This makes your donation go further. By completing the Gift Aid Section on the Supporters' Club form you can increase your donation at no extra cost to you.

Ambassador Discount

Invite a friend to join our Supporters' Club and become a New Contemporaries ambassador.

Receive 10% off your next annual payment, each time a new member joins the New Contemporaries' Supporters' Club on your recommendation. Your friend will also get 10% off their next annual payment, should they decide to renew their membership.

Let us know if you are recommending someone to join, or if the Supporters' Club was recommended to you by an existing member, email

For all Supporters' Club enquiries, please contact:
+44 (0)20 7033 1990.