First Futures


First Futures

Whitechapel Gallery First Futures is a network of young philanthropists, arts professionals and enthusiasts who share a passion for contemporary art and culture.

First Futures is an inspiring way to experience the art world with like-minded people, who enjoy a tailored programme of exclusive events, exhibition tours, private collection visits, studio tours and VIP Passes to art fairs, as well as discounts in the Gallery bookshop, café/bar, public events programme and on Whitechapel Gallery limited edition artworks.

The Whitechapel Gallery provides a direct experience of contemporary art and is proud to have premiered in the UK world-class artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Frida Kahlo.

Join First Futures and become part of our history of firsts.


Become one of our highly valued circle of friends and be first to:

  • Meet artists, curators as well as the international and London art world through invitations to special events and the First Futures Annual Party
  • Enjoy VIP previews and curator-led breakfasts
  • Contribute to the debate with complimentary seats at talks by leading curators, artists, academics and thinkers and experience art trips in the UK
  • Be first to know about our exhibitions and events
  • Never miss out with priority booking for events and courses
  • Save money with discounts on Whitechapel gallery Limited Editions and in the Dining Room, Cafe and Bookshop.
  • Champion a world class gallery and see your support recognised online and in the Gallery.


    First Future membership makes a very special gift. Please contact us if you would like to enquire further about Gift Patronage. 

    Katherine Proudlove
    Patrons and Membership Manager

    T: (+44) 20 7522 7898

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