Our learning programmes are for everyone. They take place in the galleries and online, and use our collection displays and exhibitions for inspiration.
The events and activities we hold try to reflect the diversity of the communities we live in, and the large range of art forms that exist. We want to explore the role that art and museums play in society, and what positive contribution they can make. We invite our audiences to explore this with us.
Our programmes include large scale events, workshops, talks, tours, longer term projects and resources as well as spaces available in the galleries and online.
We work with artists across our programmes. Additionally, we often develop activities in partnership with organisations from different sectors including education, health, and youth sectors, and local authorities, to build and share knowledge, and to reach audiences who may not previously have taken part in the arts.
We work with many audiences in a wide variety of ways:
Schools and Teachers
Our Schools and Teachers programme supports young people and teachers to learn about themselves and others through being with art.
We offer options at our galleries and online that invite school students and teachers to try out new ideas and processes, and introduce ways to extend and develop these back in the classroom. We have activities suitable for students of all ages and backgrounds including students with special educational needs or disabilities.
Young People's Programmes
We work alongside 15–25 year olds to experiment, create and innovate through art and ideas.
Working to explore where culture happens for young people, we create opportunities for them to design and deliver programmes for themselves, and other peers, at Tate.
We want to support young people to develop skills and experience in the arts, as well as opportunities for pathways into creative careers. A key part of this is the work we do with our Tate Collective team, a group of 15-25 year olds interested in working with us to programme for their peers and build their own skills in the arts.
Early Years and Families
We create programmes for children and intergenerational audiences to play, explore and develop their engagement with art. Our activities are designed to be usable by anyone; from confident museum visitors through to supported activities for less confident families, including outreach projects in communities.
Through our Family Collective, we work with local Liverpool parents to help shape the activities on our Tate Liverpool family programme.
We offer public events for adults that open up conversations with audiences about art, artists and ideas as well as broader social and cultural current issues. We invite everyone to take part and deepen their knowledge and enjoyment.
Community and Access
We work closely with local communities and visitors with additional access needs, such as deaf and visually impaired audiences. We offer a mix of introductory short sessions and some longer term projects with partner groups.
Our programme is not only suitable for community groups new to gallery going, but also to groups from a wide range of backgrounds. Our regular group visitors include: access groups in further education, elders organisations, mental health service user groups and community centres.
Tate Exchange is our new annual programme that brings together international artists, over 60 partners who work within and beyond the arts, and you. Our programme is a journey of discovery into the different ways that art has become active over the last 60 years and how artists have changed our understanding of what art can be and what it can do. In our first year of work since September 2016, programmes have taken place at Tate Modern and Tate Liverpool, and this will extend to all of our galleries in the future.
Our Digital Learning programme explores the use of technology to enhance learning with art and culture. This includes a mixture of events in the galleries and online activities which invite visitors to discover new ways of looking at and thinking about art.
We create spaces within the gallery to share artworks, information and stories from the collection and exhibitions with all our visitors. We also develop a range of paper and digital guides and resources for our visitors to connect more deeply with the artworks on display.
Research, and evaluating how well we work, is a key part of all of our programmes. In addition, we also take on specific research projects into learning techniques and practices, to share with the arts and cultural sector.