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Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a registered educational charity and non-profit institution that operates purely for public benefit.

We are crowdfunding through the end of November! See more information about The 2017 London Children’s Book Fair by clicking here or by visiting the link below:

The support of individuals like you helps to facilitate our programme and enable ground-breaking exhibitions, unique publications and energetic educational initiatives. By supporting Parasol unit, our Friends contribute directly to the ambitious future of one of London’s most vibrant art institutions. Take a look at how you can get involved.


Parasol Circle

Formed by a wide network of like-minded art enthusiasts, Parasol Circle members play a vital role in the development of the foundation by providing essential funding to the extensive programme of exhibitions, education workshops, special projects, and community initiatives. If you are interested in learning more about how to join this group, please contact Karl Schenker. ( / +44 (0)20 7490 7373 ext. 29)

Parasol Future unit

The Parasol Future unit offers  a dedicated and adaptable programme of art-related social events for young art enthusiasts and professionals. These are tailored with an aim to expand the members’ knowledge of contemporary art, the importance of philanthropy, and build a strong network in the art world. The programme is co-chaired by Karl Schenker and Kimiya Minoukadeh. Members of Parasol Future unit support the foundation with an annual donation/fee of £350 for an individual or £500 for a joint membership. Please contact Karl Schenker if you would like more information on how to become a member. ( / +44 (0)20 7490 7373)

Parasol Arts Club

The Parasol Arts Club is aimed at young professionals from the finance and banking industry. Members enjoy the same programme of events as Parasol Future unit members, however, the annual joining fee is split between the individual and their employer. If you would like to learn more about the Parasol Arts Club, including if your employer participates, please contact Karl Schenker. ( / +44 (0)20 7490 7373)

Donate now

Parasol unit relies on the generosity of its visitors and Friends to finance its artistic activities. Your support will enable the foundation to continue its development of challenging exhibitions and educational programmes.