J.P. Morgan Signature Series
The J.P. Morgan Signature Series is a partnership between the National Portrait Gallery, J.P. Morgan and two of the UKs most outstanding arts organisations, the National Theatre and Southbank Centre.
The Gallery’s relationship with J.P. Morgan spans more than 12 years. The partnership has produced ten new portraits through the Fund for New Commissions, including David Beckham and most recently Shami Chakrabarti, Director of civil liberties advocacy organisation Liberty, and has supported the development of educational programming and the creation of new works by young people, portraying individuals who are icons and heroes. In 2013, an additional two new portraits will be commissioned by J.P. Morgan through the fund, further extending the Gallery’s ability to chart the future of our society through portraiture.
Signature Series provides J.P. Morgan staff and clients with unique access to remarkable performances and exhibitions and the people who make these possible. J.P. Morgan hope this collaboration, now into its second year, will highlight new ways for the arts to work together to sustain this commitment and demonstrate how businesses can support them.
“The National Portrait Gallery is delighted to continue its partnership with J. P. Morgan through the Signature Series in 2013. Alongside the National Theatre and the Southbank Centre, we are pleased to build on J. P. Morgan’s invaluable support. In particular, the Fund for New Commissions will enable the commissioning of two new portraits of individuals making a significant contribution to British life and culture. In London, and around the country with our regional partners, visitors come face to face with fresh images of figures as diverse as David Beckham, Judi Dench, Zaha Hadid, Steve Redgrave and Willard White. Through the Signature Series partnership, the Gallery looks forward to sharing its portraits, events and exhibitions even more closely with J.P. Morgan staff and clients.”
Sandy Nairne, CBE Director National Portrait Gallery
“J.P. Morgan is honoured to be working with the National Portrait Gallery, National Theatre and Southbank Centre who combine accessibility and excellence. The J.P. Morgan Signature Series reflects our deep commitment to their future and makes a very visible statement as a patron, which we hope will resonate with others who support and value the arts.”
Carol Lake, Head of EMEA Philanthropy & Sponsorship, J.P. Morgan