Welcome to the AGBI

The Artists’ General Benevolent Institution (AGBI) was founded by J.M.W Turner in 1814 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1842, it is one of the oldest charities in the United Kingdom. The AGBI financially supports professional artists in need living in England, Wales or Northern Ireland who cannot work or earn due to accident, illness or older age.

The AGBI is a charity run for artists by artists.

The work of the AGBI could not continue without the generosity of all our supporters but to carry on the good work funds are always needed and donations of any amount are gratefully received. 

Royal Patron: HRH The Prince of Wales
Registered Charity Number 212667