With the Patrons of the Deichtorhallen Hamburg and the Friends of the House of Photography, the Deichtorhallen has two sponsorship associations that are passionate about the institution and support it. The Deichtorhallen offers sponsors and friends a select program of events that are always tailored to the individual profile of the respective group, from previews to studio talks with artists, trips to other cities, excursions, and much more.

The Deichtorhallen also receives support from patrons, partners, and sponsors. There are a wide range of opportunities for cooperation, from sponsoring smaller purchases to support for cultural education and major projects.

Patrons of the Deichtorhallen

The Patrons of the Deichtorhallen are an exclusive group of private supporters. Their main goal is to support exhibitions by leading international artists at the Deichtorhallen. Members also provide funding for art education, including exhibition-related projects with young people, catalogs, and multimedia guides.

The group, which was founded in the summer of 2011, has played a major role in establishing the Deichtorhallen as a pioneering venue for contemporary art and photography in Hamburg and beyond. Its support ensures that the Deichtorhallen will remain an important destination for international art and photography.

Further information about the Patrons of the Deichtorhallen can be found at

Julia von Jenisch (Chairwoman)
Deichtorstraße 1–2, 20095 Hamburg
+49 (0)40 32103-241
Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friends of the House of Photography

The aim of the Friends of the House of Photography is to promote the medium of photography in dialogue with other forms of contemporary art. The group supports the work of the Deichtorhallen, with a focus on the House of Photography.

The Friends of the House of Photography deal with photography professionally and on a high international level. Their experiences contribute to a broad program of guided tours, symposia, artist talks, and accompanying events for exhibitions as well as cultural trips. Other activities include organizing portfolio viewings with young photographers for publications and agencies.

Additionally, the group provides advice on building photography collections and is involved in acquiring and preserving works of photography. Further information is available at

Ulrike Klug (Director and Communications)
Sonja Schepke (Member Services)


Our partners make it possible to realize unique exhibitions and art projects that attract international attention. The comprehensive cultural education program at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, which is aimed at children and young people as well as adults, is made possible thanks in large part to the dedication of our partners.

Whether as a long-term partner or sponsor, exhibition partner, or project partner, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg offers many individual possibilities for cooperation.


Rebecca Brakmann
Cooperation Manager
+49 (0)40 6422576–11


“Contemporary art is part of the DNA of UBS. Art continually offers new insights and perspectives on the complex and changing world we live in. It has the ability to connect people, to promote dialogue, to question the status quo, and not least to celebrate being human.”

Thomas Rodermann, CEO, UBS Europe SE


“As the world’s leading manufacturer of optical and digital precision technology, Olympus develops and markets innovative medical technology, solutions for science and industry, as well as cameras and lenses. This is why we have made it our aim to promote photography and experiences with it. Along with a focus on photography, another aspect that we share with the Deichtorhallen Hamburg is our location, since Hamburg is also home to the European headquarters of Olympus. Our long-term partnership includes joint projects in cultural education, such as workshops for children, young people, and adults, as well as scholarships.”

Olaf Kreuter, Head of Consumer Marketing


“WhiteWall is the laboratory trusted by exhibition venues, galleries, artists, as well as professional and amateur photographers alike. Thanks to our high-quality development and finishing techniques, we turn photographs into unique artworks such as photographic prints, laminations, and gallery-quality frames. This quality is also reflected in our partnerships. We are clearly connected to the Deichtorhallen Hamburg and the House of Photography by our focus on photography, which is the pillar of our partnership.”

Alexander Nieswandt, Managing director

Garten von Ehren

“We’re proud to be a partner of one of the largest exhibition venues for contemporary art and photography. We benefit greatly from the positive synergies, not least due to the very dedicated team at the Deichtorhallen. With our project to support the Deichtorhallen Hamburg with lush greenery, as an exclusive plant market and gardening specialist we hope to be able to contribute to the further growth of this important meeting place.”

Johannes von Ehren, Managing Director