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.

Henning Schnittcher

Managing Director

Tel: +49 (0)40 6422576–0

Hapag Lloyd

"The artistic and conceptual orientation of the Deichtorhallen is as innovative and international as we ourselves are. This is a good reason for an intensive, friendly and, in the best sense, "conducive" cooperation. Just as we transport goods between the continents across the oceans and are thus an engine of world trade, Deichtorhallen is an engine of inspiration, creativity and art appreciation. Moreover, Hapag-Lloyd and the Deichtorhallen are true and proud Hamburgers with a great closeness to the Elbe and the port. We are looking forward to and about this wonderful partnership."

Dr. Maximilian Rothkopf
Member of the Board of Directors of Hapag-Lloyd AG


“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

"Good for generations – Peter Kölln founded the company 200 years ago. Since then, we have been bringing good ingredients to the table in his name - now in the 7th generation. But at Peter Kölln, good for generations means more than the tradition for good products. We focus on long-term relationships. With our employees, partners and the environment. With family values, clear visions and committed climate protection goals. Social commitment and sustainable action are essential components of our corporate culture. We are therefore delighted to have found another partner for our cultural commitment in the Deichtorhallen."

Winfried Rostock
Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung
Peter Kölln GmbH & Co. KGaA, Elmshorn

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