Support the Gallery by becoming a Friend

The Friends help to fund new acquisitions for the Gallery collection, contribute towards conservation costs and promote an appreciation of the fine arts in the York area.

Members enjoy access to our Events Programme, featuring lectures, gallery visits, social events and trips away. We also organise lunchtime talks by specialists in the Gallery’s collection (scholars, private researchers, and curators).

Free borrowing entitlements at the University of York library (normally costing over £100) can be applied for.

New members receive a free copy of ‘The Friends of York Art Gallery: A Brief History’ by Sarah Sheils.

General Admission to the Gallery is now free, with charges being made for entry to temporary exhibitions. These charges will not apply to members of the Friends until the expiry of current membership cards at the end of February 2022, when a 50% discount will come into operation.

Annual subscriptions are:

  • Single member (Direct Debit) £20
  • Two people at the same address (Direct Debit) £30
  • Pay by cheque, £3 surcharge

Annual subscriptions are renewed at the beginning of each calendar year, and payment is due on 1st January.

New members joining between October and December pay half the standard subscription and then renew the following January at the full amount

To join, please complete the following: