Learning Programmes

School students taking part in a workshop

Students at the Schools Preview Day, Tate Modern 2016

© Tate

Young people painting

O.K The Musical workshop at Tate Liverpool 2017

© Roger Sinek, Tate Liverpool

DJs at a young people's event

Late at Tate Britain 2017

© Dan Weill Photography

Adult learners in a workshop

Participants in a Public Programmes course at Tate Modern 2017

© Tate

Child playing with a projector

Fixing a Hole workshop at Tate Liverpool 2017

© Roger Sinek, Tate Liverpool

Dancers performing in Tate Britain

Diggin' the Gallery event for young people with special educational needs and disabilities at Tate Britain, 2016

© Tate

Children taking part in a workshop

Children taking part in family activities at the new Tate Modern launch, 2016

© Tate

Woman looking at a sign

Artist and Society space for visitors at Tate Modern

© Tate

People dancing

Vital Arts, People’s Bureau and Public Works at Tate Exchange 2016

© Tate

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.

Find out what's on for schools

Find out what's on for teachers

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 our work with Tate Collective, 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.

What's happening for young people

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.

See our early years and families offer

Public Programmes

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.

See our public programme

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.

What's on for community groups

What's on for access groups

Tate Exchange

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.

Find out more about Tate Exchange

Digital Learning

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.

Interpretation

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.

Check out our interactive activities

Learning Research

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.

Read more about our research

Learning projects

Project

Circuit

Circuit is a four year national programme connecting 15–25 year olds to the arts in galleries and museums working ...

Project

BP Art Exchange

BP Art Exchange was a four year learning programme led by Tate exploring international collaboration and exchange between students and ...

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Find out more about all learning projects