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Survey of Gallery Friends Schemes
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Survey of Gallery Friends Schemes
Survey of Gallery Friends Schemes
Survey of Gallery Friends Schemes
Survey of Gallery Friends Schemes
Survey of Gallery Friends Schemes
Survey of Gallery Friends Schemes
Survey of Gallery Friends Schemes
Survey of Gallery Friends Schemes
Survey of Gallery Friends Schemes
Survey of Gallery Friends Schemes
Survey of Gallery Friends Schemes
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  • 1. Information on Friends schemes offered by galleries. Gillian Cook 9 June 2010
  • 2. Art Centres DCA, Dundee DCA Supporter Individual Supporter: £11.95 Joint Supporters: £20.95 (2 people living at the same address) Young Supporter: £9.95 (students, under 18s) Family Membership: £24.95 (2 adults and 2 children living at the same address; additional children may be included for £2 each). Benefits o Mailing of DCA publicity information o Two free cinema tickets for each Supporter o DCA Supporters Newsletter o Regular special offers and discounts DCA Supporter+ Individual Supporter+: £19.95 Joint Supporter+: £34.95 (2 people living at the same address) Young Supporter+: £14.95 (students, under 18s) Family Membership+: £39.95 (2 adults and 2 children living at the same address; additional children may be included for £2 each). Benefits All of the benefits listed for DCA Supporter plus: o DCA Cinema Guide 10 times per year o £1 off Cinema tickets on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year o Free Exhibition posters o Regular special offers and discounts o Invitations to all exhibition private views 2
  • 3. CCA, Glasgow Friends Individual CCA Friends; 1 year: £25 full (£20 concession per year) Individual CCA Friends; 2 years or more: £20 full (£15 concession per year) Benefits o Six free tickets per year to any CCA programme event (subject to availability) o Exclusive invites to previews and special events o Generous discounts on most events at CCA o Unique CCA: friends special offers o Insider e-newsletter including monthly special offers from CCA and partners o Priority booking for all CCA events o Opportunity to network with other CCA: friends, artists and hear from featured speakers plus social network o Discount at the Terrace Bar and CCA café; Fraser Suites and Mark’s Hotel o Discounts and offers at Aye Aye Books o Café loyalty card entitling you to further discounts and offers o Opportunity to give us feedback and to get more involved in CCA behind the scenes 3
  • 4. Southbank Centre Artistic programme includes classical and contemporary music, dance, visual arts and literature. Southbank Centre Member Priority Information: £25 or £22.50 with Direct Debit Benefits o Priority information and booking for key events throughout the year like the classical music and dance seasons, Ether, Meltdown and the London Literature Festival o Members publication ‘For Members’ sent to your home three times a year as well as information and content available online and through email o No booking fees o 10% discount in our three Southbank Centre shops o Discount on venue hire o Exclusive offers throughout the year Southbank Centre Member Full Membership: £45 or £40 with Direct Debit Benefits All of the benefits of Priority Information level membership, plus: o Free, unlimited entry to all exhibitions at The Hayward Gallery o Access to the private Members Bar for you and a guest o Invitations to exclusive Members-only events Dual Membership: £75 or £70 with Direct Debit Benefits All of the benefits of Full Membership to share with another person (named or unnamed) 4
  • 5. Galleries / Museums National Galleries of Scotland Friends Scheme: annual membership starts from £35 as a Solo Friend or £50 for two as Duo Friends. Benefits o Free entry to exhibitions: Solo Friends receive one membership card; Duo Friends are entitled to 2 membership cards or one card plus guest; gives unlimited entry to all National Galleries of Scotland exhibitions. o Be the first: invitations to exhibition preview days o Take part: a Members events and lecture programme (may incur an extra cost) o What’s On? guide to current exhibitions and events 4 times a year o Receive free regular updates and special offers by e-Newsletter o Free entry to exhibitions and preview days for all children under the age of 18 when accompanied by a Member. Student Membership Need proof of full-time status to receive the same benefits as a Solo Friend; cost £20 annually. Philanthropic Member Support the Galleries by joining at £100 or more. Receive all the benefits of a Duo Friend membership plus, o Highlights magazine and annual report o An invitation to an annual lecture by a Director of the National Galleries of Scotland Discounts o There is a £5 discount on Solo, Duo and Student Memberships if you pay by Direct Debit; not available online. 5
  • 6. Glasgow Museums Friends Scheme Benefits o Take part in excursions and lectures - during the winter months visits are arranged to local galleries, museums, libraries, churches and other places of interest - during the spring months visits are arranged to popular and interesting gardens in the west coast of Scotland, as well as to National Trust for Scotland properties. The visits can be to houses not normally open to the public. o Arrange visits to special art exhibitions, often in Edinburgh. o Receive a 10% discount in all of Glasgow Museums’ shops o Receive Glasgow Museums quarterly magazine ‘Preview’ Royal Academy of Arts Friends Scheme Each membership admits the named holder, a family adult guest and up to 4 family children aged under 16. Standard Friends £95 or £85 with Direct Debit Joint Friends £130 or £120 with Direct Debit (Two adults at one address) Young Friends £45 by any method of payment (16-25 years) Benefits o Free entry to exhibitions for you, a family adult guest and up to four family children under 16 years of age o See it first at special Friends previews o Relax in the exclusive Friends Rooms: enjoy a coffee and light refreshments from our buffet service café o Receive the quarterly RA magazine o Gain access to Friends online featuring unique facilities exclusively designed for Friends of the RA 6
  • 7. TATE (Britain, Modern, Liverpool, St Ives) Tate Member Member (1 person): £50 Direct Debit or £57 Credit or Debit Card Member plus guest (2): £74 Direct Debit or £81 Credit or Debit Card Member plus extra card (4): £104 Direct Debit or £111 Credit or Debit Card Extras London Private Views: Add £24 Receive invitations to previews and evening viewings of major London exhibitions. Tate Liverpool extra card & private views: Add £5 Receive a second card for Tate Liverpool (free entry for you and three guests) plus invitations to Tate Liverpool private views. Tate St Ives extra card & private views: Add £5 Receive a second card for Tate St Ives (free entry for you and three guests) plus invitations to Tate St Ives private views. Benefits o Unlimited free entry to all Tate exhibitions o Access to Members Rooms at Tate Britain and Tate Modern o TATE ETC. magazine and bi-monthly guides sent direct o Fast-track entry and special viewing opportunities V&A Museum Member Standard membership: £61 Family membership: £91 Student membership: £30 Concessionary membership: £56 Concessionary family membership: £86 Contributing membership: £250 Pay by Direct Debit and save £7 (not available online) If you’d like to bring a guest free of charge to V&A exhibitions and Members’ Previews add £15 to the cost of any membership. Renewers’ discount: when you renew your basic membership fee will drop to £49 after your first year. 7
  • 8. V&A Museum (contd) Benefits o Members can visit V&A exhibitions free and before the general public without the need to pre-book or queue o A personal tour when joining o Previews of new galleries o A programme of exciting events including curator talks, walking tours and visits to private buildings with art collections of special interest. o A stylish magazine: V&A Magazine published 3 times a year covers all aspects of the visual arts - architecture, design, craft, photography, fashion and fine art. Also available on subscription. o Access to the Members’ Room: a calm, elegant and relaxing atmosphere where members can get light refreshments. A mezzanine level offers access to the internet and a small library. National Gallery, London Doesn’t currently have a Friends Scheme. Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology Friends Individual Annual membership £35 Joint / Couple Annual membership £50 (living at the same address) Life Membership (individual) £700 Life Membership (couple) £1,000 Benefits o Free entry to all the Ashmolean’s paying exhibitions o Three activities programmes a year within the Museum, in Oxford and around Britain (may incur an extra cost) o Free copies of The Ashmolean Magazine and What’s On posted to you o 10% discount in the Café and in the Ashmolean Dining Room (excl alcohol), the splendid new rooftop Restaurant o 10% discount in the Ashmolean Shop o E-newsletters and access to online exhibitions 8
  • 9. The British Museum Membership 3 months free! If you join by Direct Debit £36 Join by Credit Card £48 Under 26 £32 Add a guest £17 (bring any guest to exhibitions) Add a card £17 (1 family member can visit with you or on their own) Benefits o Free fast-track entry to exhibitions; no booking required o Exclusive events for Members: 4 Members’ Open Evenings a year and regular exclusive lectures for Members only o Three magazines a year with articles about exhibitions, research and acquisitions o What’s on guide every two months o Special Members’ discount: for all British Museum shops and cafes as well as exclusive special offers just for Members. o Members’ Room: access to the Members’ Room overlooking the Museum’s grounds o Share your Membership: for an extra £17, you can bring a guest or family member along to exhibitions Young Friends (aged 8-15) £20 Benefits o Get a unique chance to explore the Museum and discover past and present cultures. o Enjoy 4 sleepovers a year o Enjoy a range of exclusive events o A magazine written especially for Young Friends with articles and activities 9
  • 10. Summary This report looks at the Friends schemes offered by art centres and galleries / museums. There is a significant difference in membership cost between art centres and galleries / museums based in London and the rest of the UK (Scotland). Venues o DCA, Dundee o CCA, Glasgow o Southbank Centre, London Membership Cost: Art Centres Venue Name Single Membership Joint Membership* Young Supporter** Family Membership*** DCA, Dundee Supporter Supporter+ If paying by Direct Debit £11.95 £19.95 not stated £20.95 £34.95 not stated £9.95 £14.95 not stated £24.95 £39.95 not stated CCA, Glasgow Individual 1 year Individual 2 years or more If paying by Direct Debit £25 full £20 full not stated n/a n/a n/a Southbank Centre, London Priority Information If paying by Direct Debit Full Membership If paying by Direct Debit £25 £22.50 £45 £40 £75 £70 *2 people living at the same address **students, under 18s ***2 adults and 2 children living at the same address 10
  • 11. Summary Museums / Galleries o National Galleries of Scotland o Glasgow Museums (includes The Burrell Collection, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Gallery of Modern Art) o Tate Gallery (Britain, Modern, Liverpool and St Ives) o V&A Museum o Royal Academy of Arts o The British Museum o Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology Membership Cost: Galleries / Museums Gallery / Museum Name Single Membership Joint Membership* Young Supporter** Family Membership*** National Galleries of Scotland Solo Friend If paying by Direct Debit (not available online) Duo Friends If paying by Direct Debit (not available online) Student Membership If paying by Direct Debit (not available online) Philanthropic Member £100+ £35 £30 £50 £45 £20 £15 Glasgow Museums not stated not stated not stated not stated TATE (Britain, Modern, Liverpool, St Ives) Member (by Direct Debit) If paying by credit or debit card Member plus guest (by Direct Debit) If paying by credit or debit card Member plus extra card (4) (by DD) If paying by credit or debit card £50 £57 £74 £81 not stated £104 £111 11
  • 12. Summary Membership Cost: Galleries / Museums Gallery / Museum Name Single Membership Joint Membership* Young Supporter** Family Membership*** V&A Museum Standard Concession Student Family Concession Contributing membership: £250 Pay by Direct Debit & save £7 (not available online) Renewals: basic membership drops to £49 after 1st year. £61 £56 £30 £91 £86 Royal Academy of Arts Standard Friend If paying by Direct Debit Joint Friends If paying by Direct Debit Young Friends (16 - 25) £95 £85 £130 £120 £45 The British Museum Join by Direct Debit Join by Credit Card Under 26 Young Friends (aged 8 - 15) Add a guest (bring any guest to exhibitions) Add a card (1 family member can visit with you or on their own) £36 £48 £17 £17 £32 £20 Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology Life Membership (individual) Life Membership (couple) £35 £700 £50 £1,000 12
  • 13. Summary Membership benefits in both art centres and museums / galleries are similar with the focus on early information, priority access (free tickets; no booking, no queuing and preview events). The larger, London based venues e.g. Southbank Centre, V&A Museum, Royal Academy of Arts and The British Museum offer exclusive access to a Members Bar or Friends Room. Membership Benefits: Art Centres Art Centres / Benefits Event info Free tickets E-news / newslette r / magazine Special offers / discounts Cinem a Guide Money off cinema tickets Invitation s to exhibition previews Priority Booking Social Events / Member s Bar Café Loyalty Card No Booking Fees DCA Supporter Supporter+ x x x x x x x x x x x CCA x x x x x x x Southbank Centre Priority Info Full member x x x x x x x x x x 13
  • 14. Summary Membership Benefits: Museums / Galleries Museums/ Galleries Benefits Even t info Free tickets E-news / newslette r / magazine Special offers / discounts Cinem a Guide Money off cinema tickets Invitation s to exhibition previews Priority Booking Social Events / Member s Bar Café Loyalty Card No Booking Fees National Galleries of Scotland Friends Philanthropic x x x x x x x x x x x x Glasgow Museums x x x Tate London Private Views (+ £24) L’pool Private Views (+£5) St Ives Private Views (+£5) x x x x x x x x x x V&A Museum x x x x x Royal Acad x x x x x British Mus x x x x x x Ashmolean x x x x x x 14
  • 15. Summary The British Museum is the only museum highlighting special activities for children (under 15s) on its website with one of the events on offer being a sleepover. Unique membership benefits Unique Benefits National Galleries of Scotland V&A Museum Royal Academy The British Museum Ashmolean Additional guests free entry (exhibitions & preview days) Children under 18 when with Member Each membership admits the named holder, a family adult guest & up to 4 family children under 16. Renewers discount Basic membership drops to £49 after 1st year. Personal Tour Upon joining. Friends online Features unique facilities designed for Friends of the RA. Online exhibitions Young Friends (aged 8 – 15) - Explore the Museum - 4 sleepovers per year - Exclusive events - Magazine specially written for Young Friends; articles & activities. 15
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