Join & Support

The Sainsbury Centre wouldn’t exist without the generosity of others. Since opening in 1978, we owe our thanks the wide range of trusts, foundations, individuals, members and volunteers who continue to support us. You can make a difference and help us in the following ways.

Become a member

Discover more of what the Sainsbury Centre has to offer by joining us. Be the first to visit our special exhibitions and enjoyed unlimited access to them for free throughout the year. Looking for a unique gift? Why not gift a membership to your nearest and dearest.

– Unlimited, free entry to all of our special exhibitions
– An exclusive preview day of all our exhibitions
– Priority booking for all our events as well as a members’ discount
– 10% off selected items in the Sainsbury Centre Shop
– Quarterly members’ email newsletter
– An annual members’ evening
– Free entry to exhibitions for up to two children per member*

*Individual membership allows you to bring up to two children free and any + guest membership allows you to bring up to another two children.


Individual – £50 a year
Individual + Guest – £75 a year
Young Membership (Under 26) – £40 a year
Young Membership (Under 26) + Guest – £70 a year

Student members
Come and find out more about what the Sainsbury Centre has to offer, visit the iconic building, see temporary exhibitions and attend special events as part of our free student membership scheme for UEA and NUA students. Sign up at our information desk and receive all the benefits of a Sainsbury Centre membership.


Join our Exhibition Circle

Donate to support our exhibition and learning programmes and discover more about art through intimate events reserved solely for our donors. For a donation of £500 the Exhibition Circle gives you exclusive access to artists, curators and a network of like-minded supporters.

You will receive:
– An exclusive curator-led tour of our special exhibitions
– Invitation for you and a friend to our Private Views
– Invitations to bespoke soirees, talks and behind the scenes tours
– Free, unlimited entry for two to all exhibitions
– Quarterly e-bulletin updates on the Centre’s exciting plans
– 10% discount in the gallery shop*
– Name recognition in the Annual Review and website
– Exhibition Circle card and holder

Join our Exhibition Circle Plus

For an annual donation of £1,000, our Exhibition Circle Plus includes benefits of the Exhibition Circle together with invitations to our prestigious Gala Events for 10 guests for a curator-led tour and receive a Exhibition Circle Plus card and holder.

We are hugely grateful to the members of the Exhibition Circle and Exhibition Circle Plus for their generous support which learning and exhibition programmes.


James and Emma Adam
Davina Barber
Charles Barratt DL
Mark and Gay Bedini
Simon Blakey
Michael Blakey
Debbie Carslaw
Henry Cator OBE, DL
Dominic Christian
Jane Colman
Alison Dow
Frank and Di Eliel
Sara Foster DL
Lady Goodenough
Richard Gurney DL
Jackie Higham
Anthony Hudson
Susan Jack
Henrietta and Michael Lindsell
Patrick Lines and Han Yang Yap
Lissie Macfarlane
Margaret Masterson and Simon Goodman
Joanna Miles
James Mullan
Kevin and Helen Murphy
Prof Keith Roberts OBE
Nicole Roberts
Cici Romney DL
John Talbot
Alex Walsh
David Kogan and Leah Schmidt

Exhibition Circle Plus members
Martin Pinfold
Tom Staunton
Mel and Stuart Ralph
and others who prefer to remain anonymous.


Leave a legacy

Share your love of art with future generations by making a gift to the Sainsbury Centre. Leaving a legacy is a remarkable way to directly contribute to the preservation of our collections and our ability to engage with our different communities for years to come.

Your legacy could have a direct effect on the future of our collections, ability to stage ground-breaking exhibitions, showcase latest scholarly research, engage with and provide our many communities with fun learning experiences.

We can guide you on a non-specific bequest so we can allocate funds where we need the most or you can decide.


A gift in your will can be recognised in many ways and we are happy to discuss these with you.

Making Your Will

A will is an effective legal document that can help safeguard the future of the people and causes you care about and want to help. Your solicitor will advise the best way to do this but please do call us if you would like to benefit any aspect of the Centre’s work. We will be delighted to advise.


Contact: Stephanie Renouf, Head of Development or 01603 591350

Corporate support

Create brand awareness, raise your profile, provide well-being opportunities and engage your business with key target audiences. Bespoke packages available.

We offer two levels of support:

The Corporate Club – for an annual sponsorship level – you receive a core package including brand awareness and hospitality and can add other benefits to suit your business objectives.

Corporate Partnership – we work with you to develop a specific package of benefits aligned to our exhibition and learning programmes.

We start with a conversation to understand your business needs and marketing objectives before we begin to create a tailor made programme for you.

All donors feature on the corporate support board in the gallery, in our Annual Review, on the website and in other collateral.

Our current Corporate Club Sponsors are:

T W Gaze –

Loveday and Partners –

Fairhurst Gallery –

Adnams –

MHA Larking Gowen –

Contact: Call us for a tour and exploratory chat about our creative opportunities or 01603 591350

You may wish to support us by simply making a donation. Please follow the link here. Thank you. We are very grateful.