Today we were excited to announce that our major arts partnership with Tate is to be renewed for a further three years. We (EY) will continue to be among Tate’s largest corporate partners, supporting a major exhibition each year in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
“This unique relationship is a true example of how EY uses its investment and expertise to team with other organisations that share our purpose. We have made a real difference, delivering on our shared agendas of promoting the importance and value of diverse perspectives and cultures, fostering entrepreneurial spirit, and contributing to the growth of the UK economy. The arts and the services sector can make a significant contribution to building brand Britain and I am delighted our relationship has been renewed.” – Steve Varley, Chairman and UK & Ireland Managing Partner, EY.
First announced in July 2013, the partnership marked a major step-up in EY’s support and investment in UK arts and culture. The exhibitions which followed at Tate Modern and Tate Britain have been hugely successful and widely acclaimed, including The EY Exhibition – Paul Klee: Making Visible in 2013, The EY Exhibition – Late Turner: Painting Set Free in 2014 and The EY Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay in 2015. In total, these shows were visited by over 700,000 people.
Each of these exhibitions was built on new research, shedding new light on major figures and moments in art history. This continues with the latest ground-breaking The EY Exhibition: The World Goes Pop. The culmination of a major project over many years, this exhibition explodes the traditional story of Pop art and shows how different cultures throughout the world contributed, re-thought and responded to the movement. Opening at Tate Modern on 17 September 2015, it brings together 160 works from the 1960s and 1970s, including many which have never been exhibited in the UK before.
“The EY Exhibition: The World Goes Pop is the kind of ambitious project that takes a great deal of support, and EY’s partnership with Tate has helped us bring it to fruition. Over the past three years the shows they have supported have reached huge audiences but also made major contributions to scholarship. We are delighted that EY have renewed their relationship with us so we can continue to work on such pioneering exhibitions for years to come.” – Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate
In 2016, a new, expanded Tate Modern will open to the public and will continue to explore ever-more diverse and international perspectives on modern art. Next year’s ‘EY Exhibition’, opening on 14 September 2016, will reflect these developments by offering a major retrospective of the pioneering Cuban-Chinese artist Wifredo Lam. Future ‘EY Exhibitions’ will follow in 2017 and 2018 at both Tate Modern and Tate Britain.
EY’s support is also extended through corporate memberships at Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives, and many of the Plus Tate partners around the country including Ikon in Birmingham which has worked closely with EY’s local office creating an engagement programme for their staff, their families and students participating in EY Foundations Smart Futures programme.