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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:
Picasso – Birth of a Genius
Civilization: The Way We Live Now
Xu Bing: Thought and Method
Sarah Morris: Odysseus Factor
UCCA works together with our strategic partners who through annual contributions provide the institution with invaluable support in completing long-term, large-scale projects.
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.
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

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.

UCCA Foundation Council

Dio Chen

Jack Chen

Hallam Chow

Gary Gao & Paige Xu

Jason Jiang
Ivy Le *
Li Lin *
Liu Jun Jun *
Liu Lan *
Lily Liu & James Qin*
Ma Yin
 Jerry Mao *

Amy Ren & Steven Ge

 Sha Ye

Derek & Michelle Leung Sulger

Tian Jun

Carmen Tu

Guy & Myriam Ullens

Jack & Susy Wadsworth

Wang Jun

Alina Xie

Yang Bin

Baobao ZengZimo Zeng

Herman Zhou

UCCA Contemporary Circle

Introduced in 2018, the Contemporary Circle is a vibrant group of art patrons who commit to three-year terms. Members of the Contemporary Circle serve as vital advocates for UCCA in their fields, and receive access to exclusive trips and programs jointly organized with the Foundation Council. Consisting mainly of collectors in the early and middle stages of their careers, the Contemporary Circle offers a unique platform for deepening knowledge of art through proximity to an institution and its resources. The Circle has also emerged as an international forum for discussion and friendship based on shared commitment to art and to this institution.

UCCA Contemporary Circle

Princess Alia Al-Senussi

Vince Guo

Peiming Jiang

Lin Yunsong

Liu Hongjian

Dino Sadhwani

BoBo Xue

Tony Zhang

UCCA Young Associates

Founded in 2019, the Young Associates already boasts more than 20 members who support UCCA with an annual contribution of RMB 20,000. In exchange, they enjoy the camaraderie of a lively circle of young professionals from many sectors, united by a strong interest in contemporary art and culture. Young Associates participate in a range of UCCA programs throughout the year, from guided exhibition tours to exciting social events like Gala and Summer Party. In the process, they form new connections and build a profile in the art world. Contact us at to learn more.

UCCA Young Associates

 Chen Zihao

Grace Du

Nichole Danning Fu

Nini Ge

Janice Guo

Han Siqi

Maggie Jin

Max Liu

Mellie Liu

Liu Qinmin

Dear Liu

Boni Liu

Sherry Lai

Moon Lin

Jenna Li

Christopher Min

Min Su

Christian Johannes Voss

Wang Haining 
Lydia Wang

Alex Wang

Eva Wu

Alda Xie
Vani Xu

Yu Qingxin

Yang Rong

Shaway Yeh
Jason Zhang

Josh Zhang

Zhao Wenxi

Zhou Jie


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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

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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

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