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    UCCA Center for Contemporary Art operates as a museum accredited as a not-for-profit entity by the city of Beijing. It funds operations and programs through a range of revenue channels including ticketing and membership, individual giving, corporate sponsorship, institutional grants, and annual fundraising events.

    Corporate Sponsors

    Enterprises support and collaborate with UCCA in a variety of ways, from sponsoring exhibitions and programs to jointly developing projects. Sponsorship includes both cash and in-kind contributions, and can either be directed to specific UCCA projects, or take the form of an annual strategic partnership. Sponsorship brings a range of benefits, including brand placement and recognition, tax incentives, client cultivation opportunities, and art-adjacent marketing strategies.

    Annual Support:
    UCCA works together with our strategic partners who through annual contributions provide the institution with invaluable support in completing long-term, large-scale projects.
    Lead Partner
    Presenting Partner
    Supporting Partner
    Exhibition Sponsorship:
    UCCA collaborates with a variety of sponsors and partners to stage artistically significant, logistically complex exhibitions. Our sponsors come from a wide range of fields, including financial institutions, technology companies, luxury brands, embassies, foundations, hotels, and travel agencies. Their generosity helps make our exhibitions a reality. Each sponsor receives a tailored package of benefits designed in collaboration with the UCCA development team.
    Civilization: The Way We Live Now
    Picasso – Birth of a Genius
    Matthew Barney: Redoubt
    Meditations in an Emergency
    Elizabeth Peyton: Practice
    Immaterial / Re-material: A Brief History of Computing Art
    Mirage: Contemporary Art in Augmented Reality
    The Eighth Huayu Youth Award Exhibition: A Long Hello
    Cash contributions, whether made towards our annual fund or specific projects, constitute a valuable source of revenue for UCCA Center for Contemporary Art and UCCA Foundation for Art and Education. These donations support UCCA in its daily operations and long-term initiatives.
    Gifts in-kind:
    The contribution of goods and services, such as equipment for exhibitions, or speciality products for openings and special events, is of great assistance to UCCA. It can often form the basis of an exciting activation or collaboration for brands looking to position themselves in the art world.

    Individual Giving

    UCCA relies on the generosity of its individual donors to present its world-class program of exhibitions and initiatives to a public of more than a million visitors each year. Individual giving has an established history at UCCA: Founded in 2012, the UCCA Patrons Council was the first donor group of its kind in China. Having included more than fifty of China’s leading collectors and philanthropists, that group set the standard for individual engagement with contemporary art institutions in this rapidly evolving context.

    Following its restructuring in 2018, UCCA introduced new levels of giving and new patrons groups. Each group If you are interested in supporting UCCA through one of these groups, please contact our development team at development@www.tibetzs.com

    UCCA Foundation Council

    Including UCCA’s highest level of supporters, the Foundation Council is the governing body of the UCCA Foundation for Art and Education, the charitable foundation accredited by the Beijing Bureau of Civil Affairs in 2018 to support UCCA’s philanthropic and outreach initiatives. Committing to five-year terms, the 30 members of the Foundation Council provide support and guidance. Leaders in many fields of enterprise, they participate in quarterly meetings with senior management, and offer essential input on all aspects of UCCA’s operations and programming. Membership in the UCCA Foundation Council is by invitation only.

    Founding Members of the Council are designated by an asterisk.

    UCCA Foundation Council

    Dio Chen

    Jack Chen

    Vivian Chen

    Hallam Chow
    Jason Jiang
    Ivy Le*
    Li Lin*
    Liu Lan*
    Lily Liu & James Qin*

    Ma Yin

    Jerry Mao*

    Gavin Ni 

    Amy Ren & Steven Ge

    Sha Ye

    Shang Yunhua

    Derek & Michelle Leung Sulger*

    Carmen Tu

    Guy & Myriam Ullens*

    Simian Collection
    Jack & Susy Wadsworth*

    Alina Xie*

    Yang Bin*

    Wendy Yu
    Zeng Baobao*
    Zeng Zimo*
    Wu Meng & Zhang He
    Herman Zhou

    UCCA International Circle

    Since its founding, UCCA has distinguished itself among art institutions in China for the breadth of its global outlook. Each year, UCCA collaborates with artists, scholars, curators, lenders, and museums around the world to deliver a truly international program to audiences in China. The UCCA International Circle is a dynamic, global community of supporters who share UCCA’s belief in art’s special ability to transcend boundaries and forge new outlooks, and serve as UCCA’s ambassadors on the world stage. Members provide vital support to exhibitions and programs, and in return receive exclusive access to events and experiences in Beijing and beyond, including specially tailored trips to explore key art scenes around the world.

    UCCA International Circle

    Princess Alia Al-Senussi

    Du Yan

    Nini Ge

    Vince Guo

    James Li

    Lin Yunsong

    Liu Hongjian

    Diane Liu & George Wang

    Ma Dong
    Dino Sadhwani

    Shen Chen

    Wang Bin

    Wang Rui

    Mei & Allan Warburg
    Kevin Wen
    Wu Xinzhu
    Cici Xiang
    Tony Zhang

    UCCA Young Associates

    Officially established in March 2019, UCCA Young Associates are an active and energetic community of dedicated art lovers from all different fields and age groups, focused on sharing the best of contemporary cultural life. Joining UCCA Young Associates grants each member a year of unique artistic experiences: through exclusive events and programs, those with a passion for art can meet like-minded peers, entering the world of contemporary art and exploring its limitless possibilities together. Membership expands global perspectives and leads to encounters that open up new, diverse cultural perspectives. UCCA Young Associates’ contributions also help UCCA explore new possibilities reaching out to emerging audiences, cultivating the future mainstays of the art community, and opening the door to art for a younger generation.

    UCCA Young Associates

    Aoran Wang

    Bi Yu

    Cai Yizhen

    Bonnie Chen

    Claire Chen
    Ava Chen
    Nyx Chen
    Emilie Chen
    Samuel Chen
    Click #15
    Danning Nichole
    Doris Du

    Iris Fang

    James Fang

    Damon Gu

    Candice Gu

    Yod Gu

    Guo Ying

    Han Xinming

    Michelle He

    He Zulin

    Olivier Hervet

    Stephanie Hong

    Julie Huang

    Yaqiong Huang
    William Huang

    Justin Jiang

    Jiang Mengjie

    Weijia Chloe Kong

    Sherry Lai

    Candice Li

    Jenna Li 

    Jay Li

    Rachel Li

    Li Wen

    Li Xiate

    Roman Lee

    Andy Li

    Li Zonglin

    Moon Lin

    Max Liu
    Mellie Liu

    Liu qinmin

    Sylvia Liu

    Dear Liu

    Liu Weiyan

    Jenny Liu

    Amber Liu

    Naomi Ru

    Claire Ma

    Rory Ma

    Ma Jingjing

    Ma Qingshan

    Rainie Ma

    Rene Meile

    Lulu Meng

    Stella Miao

    Lana Ni
    Peng Xue
    Qiu Boqian 

    Jenny Qu

    Kerry Qu

    Song Moxin

    Song Te

    Timothy So
    Sun Bohan
    Sun Jiaxin

    Melody Taira

    Chloe Teng
    Tina Tian
    Elphe Tu
    Paula Tsai 
    Christian Johannes Voss
    Nicole Wan
    Marble Wang
    Lydia Wang
    Wang Haining
    Sally Wang
    Wang Tianye
    Annie Wang
    Wang Yidan
    Elaine Wang
    Flora Wu
    Wu Qian
    Ayur Wu
    Alda Xie
    Frank Xu
     Rebecca Xu
    Rita Xu
    Xu Zichun
    BoBo Xue

    Yan Wang

    Grace Yang
    Yang Rong
    Tian D. Yang
    Yang Yalin
    Shaway Yeh
    Yu Qingxin
    Vera Yu
    Sophie Zhang
    Jason Zhang
    Henry Zhang
    Amber Zhang
    Rui Zheng
    Zheng Siwei 
    Celia Zheng

    Vincent Zheng

    Zhou Mizi
    Zhu Kaining
    Zhu Zhu
    Rex Zou
    Zou Yitian
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    UCCA Gala

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    The UCCA Gala, held annually on the first Sunday in November, is the Chinese art world’s answer to the Met Ball. A highlight of the Beijing social calendar, it is UCCA’s most important fundraising event of the year. UCCA Gala 2018 convened more than 650 supporters, and raised a total of more than RMB 10 million to support UCCA’s exhibitions, programs, and philanthropic initiatives.

    The Gala raises money for UCCA exhibitions and initiatives in a number of ways. Corporate sponsors make financial and in-kind contributions to the organization of the event. Leading galleries and enterprises donate tables and invite guests. Artists who have previously worked with UCCA donate works which are offered in an exciting live auction. Most importantly, all guests are invited to contribute directly to UCCA’s work by making donations on-site.

    Since the first Gala in 2012, UCCA has worked with a long list of artists and collaborators to produce some truly memorable events. Artistic direction has come from Xu Zhen/MadeIn Company, Lu Hao, Polit-Sheer-Form, Wang Jianwei, and Chewing Theory. If you are interested in sponsoring the Gala, buying a table, donating a work, or otherwise getting involved, please contact us at development@www.tibetzs.com

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    Hold an Event

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    UCCA’s dramatic post-industrial spaces can serve as the perfect backdrop for many different kinds of events. Whether you’re looking to host a reception and after-hours private viewing of a UCCA exhibition, to stage an off-site meeting, product launch, or even a special celebration, UCCA can provide you with professionally-equipped spaces boasting a unique, avant-garde atmosphere. 

    Freshly renovated by OMA in 2019, UCCA is housed in Bauhaus-influenced factory chambers built in the 1950s, featuring a series of exhibition spaces including the signature Great Hall, in addition to meeting rooms and an auditorium. All spaces are furnished with professional lightning, internet connectivity, and the climate and humidity control systems required for any exhibition or event. UCCA may also assist you in planning structured events, such as a “Museum Night,” which combines an evening reception with a private exhibition tour, crafting a night to remember for corporate clients or other large groups. To enquire about hosting an event, please contact us at events@www.tibetzs.com.

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