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Your support makes our online and UK-wide exhibitions and learning programmes possible.

Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration is the new name for House of Illustration, the UK’s first and only charity dedicated to illustration. We’re best known for our six years in Granary Square where we curated and toured exhibitions on a wide-range of subjects: Cuban graphic design, the refugee crisis, shōjo manga, feminist comics and popular children’s literature. 

We work with schools to embed illustration in primary learning, support communities to tell their stories and support illustrators to develop their practice.

We’re on an exciting journey, restoring a forgotten but fascinating heritage site to become our new home. In the meantime, our nationwide exhibition tours and our learning programmes continue. We do not receive regular government support and will not be able to generate ticket income until our new Centre opens, and so your support is more important now than ever.

Two school pupils drawing in an exhibition
Collage made from coloured and printed paper showing buildings and trees
Person in furry jacket holds exhibition guide up to framed artwork

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Named after Quentin Blake’s optimistic and colourful picture book Angel Pavement, our Angel supporters are a community of very special friends and patrons who share our commitment to illustration and its future. As an Angel, you are invited to make a contribution of £1,500 each year (or £125 each month) and you’ll be welcomed to private views, studio visits and other special events.

Curators Circle

Members of the Curators’ Circle support us with a donation of £6,000 each year, underpinning our nationwide exhibition tours and support for early-career illustrators.

You can donate online or contact Jessica, our Campaign Lead, to discuss becoming an Angel supporter or Curators’ Circle member

Learn more:

About supporting the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration

About our exhibitions

About our learning programmes

About our vision, goals and values 

About illustration