Supporting Culture and Creativity in All Its Forms

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The Foundation supports world-class art and cultural institutions and programs that preserve and promote the beauty and history of creativity and innovation.

The Foundation values and celebrates human expression in all forms and supports institutions that offer a diverse and inclusive view of the arts through performance, exhibition and education.

The Foundation has

gifted over


million in support






arts and cultural institutions

Cultural Institutions

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Carnegie Hall

In 2016, the Foundation gave $25 million to fund the continued growth of its artistic, educational, and digital initiatives over the next decade. In honor of the gift, the Carnegie Hall’s first-level seating tier in its historic main auditorium was named the Blavatnik Family First Tier for 50 years beginning, with the start of its 2016-2017 season.

The Foundation has been a major supporter of Carnegie Hall for over ten years, and a Founding Patron of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, a program created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute in 2013.

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The Better Angels Society

The Foundation has provided $8.5 million to The Better Angels Society to support the work of renowned American documentarian Ken Burns including, among other projects, The Vietnam War, The History of Country Music, The U.S. and the Holocaust, and The American Revolution.

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Tate Modern

In 2017, the Foundation provided more than £50 million for the expansion of the Tate Modern, Britain’s national gallery of international modern art. The gift is the largest donation by any contributor in Tate’s history and the Blavatnik Building was named in honor of the gift.

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Lincoln Center

The Foundation has provided over $5.5 million to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to establish the Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance, providing support to productions essential to Lincoln Center’s artistic and outreach programming.

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The Public Theater

The Foundation has contributed $4.5 million to support new and ongoing productions at The Public Theater in New York.

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American Ballet Theater

In 2016, the Foundation contributed $1 million in support of the ABT’s new ballet production “Whipped Cream.”

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Victoria & Albert Museum

In 2016, the Foundation provided £5 million over three years to renovate the opening of the new side of the museum building. “The Blavatnik Hall” is named in honor of the gift. In 2023, the Foundation and Warner Music Group provided GBP 10 million to secure 80,000 items from the David Bowie Archive and create The David Bowie Centre for the Study of Performing Arts.

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Tel Aviv University

Blavatnik Student Film Production Fund, part of the Blavatnik Initiative at Tel Aviv University, supports upcoming Israeli filmmakers as they create high-quality, thought-provoking productions. Undergraduate and graduate students are awarded grants of between $2,000 and $5,000 per film, enabling them to transfer their ideas from the storyboard to cinematic endeavors. The funding helps to reinforce Israel’s standing in the global film community.

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Cortauld Institute of Art

In 2020, the Foundation provided £10 million to support a major transformation of The Courtauld, one of the world’s leading centers for the study of art history, research and conservation, restoring its grandeur and creating state-of-the-art facilities. In recognition of the Foundation’s lead donation, a suite of six galleries showcasing some of the greatest works in The Courtauld’s collection, ranging from the Renaissance to the 18th Century, was renamed the Blavatnik Fine Rooms.

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National Portrait Gallery

In 2022, a £10 million gift was announced to support the redevelopment of the National Portrait Gallery and the creation of the Blavatnik Wing.